Exploring Effortless Resting through the Vajra Songs of ShabkarExploring Effortless Resting through the Vajra Songs of Shabkar
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, September 9  - Monday, September 12, 2016
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 us embark on the path of meditation with an attitude of striving and searching. As we strive and search for peace, we externalize awakening, even bringing to th...

Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
The paradox of non-self
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, September 13, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

One of the core tenets of the Buddha’s teachings is non-self, or selflessness (anatta). But what does non-self really mean? Is it an absence of personal identity? Or is it something else? In this evening teaching, we will explore the meaning of non-self in Buddhism, how it can open doors to greater freedom, and how...

Compassionate Care RetreatCompassionate Care Retreat
Contemplative Skills for Health Care Providers
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Saturday, September 24  9:00 am - Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In this two-day workshop, participants will explore different techniques for developing a fresh and healing relationship with the experience of compassion fatigue and burnout that so many health care practitioners face. Willa Miller, PhD. and Liz Monson PhD., will teach contemplative techniques and strategies to enco...

Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, October 15, 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, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, October 16, 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.

Dream YogaDream Yoga
The Art of Lucid Dreaming
with Andrew Holecek , Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Thursday, October 27  3:00 pm - Monday, October 31, 2016 10:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We may think of daytime meditation as the primary vehicle for transformation in Buddhism, but a third of our life is spent sleeping and dreaming. Fortunately, these states too have long been mainstays on the path to awakening. The ancient practice of Dream Yoga provides a precious opportunity for psychological and sp...

The Art of CompassionThe Art of Compassion
Meditation, Self-Care and Cultivating Sustainable Love
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, November 6, 2016  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (CHIME)

In the ancient wisdom traditions of India, compassion is not only a posture of the heart: It is a way of life. In this one day workshop, we will explore what it means to actually live a life of compassion.

The Heart of PracticeThe Heart of Practice
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Wednesday, November 9  5:00 pm - Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Have you ever wondered, "What is the heart of practice?" What makes spiritual practice alive, joyful and transformative?  If you have been turning over these questions in your mind, this might be the retreat for you. In this intensive meditation retreat, we will explore the heart of practice together, through drawi...

The Subtle BodyThe Subtle Body
A Meditation and Yoga Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, December 4  - Thursday, December 8, 2016
Kripalu Yoga and Retreat Center

Discover how bridging practices of body and mind can open the doorway to nondual wisdom. In the yogic traditions of Tibet, the body and mind are understood to be inseparable. On the tantric path, this union of mind and body is gradually realized through working with the subtle body, which contains energies that are n...

Urban Meditation Retreat in Concord, NHUrban Meditation Retreat in Concord, NH
Discovering the Loving Witness
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, December 11, 2016  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Concord Community Acupuncture

Join us to explore the healing practice of meditation. In this one-day meditation retreat, we will explore the notion of the “loving witness”, an innate part of our mind and heart that witnesses our experiences, emotions and challenges without judgement, avoidance or fear. This loving witness, when cultivated, ca...

The Land of DragonsThe Land of Dragons
Pilgrimage to Bhutan
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Jetsun Deleplanque
Friday, May 19  - Friday, June 2, 2017

Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Known as “the last Shangrila”, Bhutan—isolated from its neighbors by high mountains and rugged jungle—has preserved its culture, natural beauty, language, and religious traditions largely resisting forces of industriali...