Lama Willa Schedule

Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Non-Meditation
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, September 8, 2015  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

A wise teacher once said, "What is the secret to meditation? That’s easy—don’t meditate.” When we sit down to meditate, we arrive on our our cushion with an agenda, an idea of what we going to achieve and accomplish, as well as fears about what we might not achieve and accomplish. This attitude is not restric...

 
Discovering the Heart of the PathDiscovering the Heart of the Path
The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
with Trungram Rinpoche, Lama John Makransky, Lama Willa Miller
Friday, September 18  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 20, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The great enlightened master Gampopa taught that as we walk the path to freedom, we must pass through four stages. First, the mind turns towards the dharma. Second, the dharma is taken onto the path. Third, the path dispels confusion. And finally, confusion itself dawns as wisdom. In this intensive weekend retreat, T...

 
In the Eye of the StormIn the Eye of the Storm
Adversity as the Path to Awakening
with Lama Willa Miller
Monday, October 5, 2015  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tranquil Flame Yoga and Wellness

When we encounter difficult outer circumstances, our tendency is to want to avoid or fix them. When we meet challenging emotions, we want to suppress them or find a way to escape from what we are feeling. But these very strategies, in the end, often compound our suffering.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Grace
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, October 6, 2015  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Join us to explore a Tibetan Buddhist perspective on grace. In the view of many ancient masters, grace is neither an accident, nor does it reside in a transcendental power outside our reach. Rather, grace is an energy of innate goodness, deep within the human heart. Like electricity, grace can be transmitted. We can ...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Gratitude
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, November 10, 2015  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

The teaching this evening will explore the inner state of gratitude. We often think of gratitude as something that we feel when someone helps us, or when things go our way. But actually, the deepest form of gratitude is a closely held perspective that this present human life—with all its joys and sorrows—is a gif...

 
Adversity as a Key to CompassionAdversity as a Key to Compassion
with Lama Willa Miller
Wednesday, November 11, 2015  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nashua Unitarian Universalist Church

When we encounter difficulty and adversity, our tendency is to want to fix it. When we meet challenging emotions, we want to suppress them or find a way to escape from what we are feeling. But these very strategies, in the end, often compound our suffering. What can we do about adversity? The timeless wisdom of the B...

 
The Jewel of AwarenessThe Jewel of Awareness
with Lama Willa Miller
Saturday, November 28  - Monday, November 30, 2015
Barre Center For Buddhist Studies

The teachings of the Buddha offer a vision of deep peace and freedom from suffering as a real possibility in this life. With this attractive promise, many of embark on the path of meditation with an attitude of striving and searching. As we strive and search for peace, we often bring to the path the same thirst and ...

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, December 5, 2015  6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, December 6, 2015  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Generosity
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, December 8, 2015  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

The teaching this evening will explore generosity, the very first virtue on the bodhisattva path. Generosity—as understood by the ancient masters—extends well beyond the idea of material giving: It refers to a state of mind and heart that is open and magnanimous. Generosity is a state of being that does not cling...

 
Natural Dharma's Annual Winter RetreatNatural Dharma's Annual Winter Retreat
The Power of Original Goodness
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama John Makransky
Sunday, January 3  5:00 pm - Sunday, January 10, 2016 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Begin the year with Natural Dharma's Sangha as we join together to deepen—through meditation and teachings—our connection with our innate original goodness.

 
The Beautiful Path: Discovering Wakefulness in Everyday LifeThe Beautiful Path: Discovering Wakefulness in Everyday Life
with Anam Thubten, Willa Miller
Monday, January 11  5:00 pm - Friday, January 15, 2016 1:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We often think of spiritual practice as something that will transform and liberate us from the difficulties of our everyday existence. But the rare teachings of the ancient Buddhist masters convey an extraordinary alternative perspective that our mundane existence, with all its messiness and difficulty, holds the ke...

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, February 6, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, February 7, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, March 5, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, March 6, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Sustainable CompassionSustainable Compassion
How to generate an Unconditional Power of Care for the Greater Good
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama John Makransky
Saturday, March 26, 2016  9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Compassion, one of the noblest pro-social emotions, is also a state that we associate with distress and burnout. Is it possible to develop a compassion that is not only authentic, but also nurturing and sustainable? In this intensive one-day retreat, we will explore this possibility through learning to access innate...

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, April 2, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, April 3, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, April 30, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, May 1, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, June 4, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, June 5, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, August 6, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, August 7, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, September 3, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, September 4, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, October 1, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, October 2, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, November 5, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, November 6, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, December 3, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, December 4, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.