Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Contemplative Disruption
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, March 7, 2017  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

In the climate science community, “disruptive technologies” are often indicated as engineering solutions to help ameliorate the effects of global warming. Join Natural Dharma Fellowship sangha as we continue to explore the possibility that meditation itself may be an overlooked, and potentially highly significant...

 
DevotionDevotion
A One Day Retreat in Portland, Maine
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Saturday, April 1, 2017  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
McKernan Center

For some, the path of devotion is not a choice: rather, it chooses us. Once it chooses us, we seek ways that relationship can open us to deeper truths. Devotion—as understood in non-dual traditions of Eastern spirituality—is not worship of something, but rather an open-hearted relationship with life itself. The d...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Contemplative Disruption
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, April 18, 2017  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

In the climate science community, “disruptive technologies” are often indicated as engineering solutions to help ameliorate the effects of global warming. Join Natural Dharma Fellowship sangha as we continue to explore the possibility that meditation itself may be an overlooked, and potentially highly significant...

 
Embodied AwakeningEmbodied Awakening
Discovering the Body as Your Temple
with Lama Willa Miller
Monday, April 24  5:00 pm - Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

"Great wisdom lives in the body"….Thus states the Hevajra Tantra. The yogic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism teach that the body is a sacred space, capable of waking us up physically, energetically and spiritually. Yet, the body is often neglected in the life of many spiritual practitioners. In this five day meditatio...

 
Pilgrimage to BhutanPilgrimage to Bhutan
Hidden Lands, Hidden Yogis
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...

 
NDF Meditation Teachers RetreatNDF Meditation Teachers Retreat
The Art of Wise Communication
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Dan Clurman, and the teachers and mentors of NDF
Friday, June 23  5:00 pm - Sunday, June 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The theme for the NDF Teacher’s Retreat 2017 is wise communication. Joining us will be communications coach Dan Clurman, associate professor in the School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. Dan is also a spiritual seeker with many years of experience in meditation. In addition to our annual...

 
Working with Challenging Mind States and their AntidotesWorking with Challenging Mind States and their Antidotes
An Intensive Mindfulness Retreat in Beautiful Vallecitos, New Mexico
with Lama Willa Miller, Bill Morgan, Susan Morgan
Saturday, August 12  - Saturday, August 19, 2017
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center New Mexico

In this cognitively oriented, high stimulus, high stress culture, we frequently struggle with unsettling mind storms. Join us for a different kind of retreat, one that brings Theravada (vipassana) and Tibetan perspectives into conversation and into practice as we work with challenging mind states and their antidotes....

 
Fierce CompassionFierce Compassion
Where Activism Meets Spirituality
with Lama Willa Miller, Colin Beavan
Thursday, September 14  - Sunday, September 17, 2017
Garrison Institute

We all know about accelerating climate change, endemic racism and other dire global news. Should we have hope? Should we be in despair? What, in fact, should we do? How can we respond in ways that make us feel we are taking care of ourselves while actually helping the world? In this workshop on spiritual activism, au...

 
Wild Body, Wild Mind Wild Body, Wild Mind
Finding the Inspiration for Meditation Practice in the Temple of the Natural World
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Tuesday, October 17  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In this deep meditation retreat, we will explore the intersection between formal meditation practice and engagement with the natural world as a potent means for deepening in our understanding and recognition of the natural state. By working with perception, the five senses, and phenomena we can come into harmony with...

 
Wisdom of the BodyWisdom of the Body
with Rose Taylor Goldfield, Lama Willa Miller
Thursday, October 26  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The yogic tradition of Buddhism teaches that the body is a sacred space, capable of waking us up physically, energetically and spiritually. In this five day meditation retreat, join Rose Taylor Goldfield, author of Training the Wisdom Body (Shambhala, 2013), and Lama Willa Miller, author of The Wakeful Body (upcoming...

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, November 10  5:30 pm - Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:00 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
Sunday, November 12, 2017  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.