Lama Willa Schedule

Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Sacred World
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
Tuesday, May 6  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Vajrayana Buddhism introduces us to a sacred world through the rich and magical imagery of deities and mandalas. But until we understand the wisdom behind this imagery it will have no personal meaning for us. The Vajrayana challenges us to question: "How do we understand deity beyond conceptual fabrication? What is t... More Details

 
Natural Awareness               - Event in Freeport MaineNatural Awareness - Event in Freeport Maine
Everyday Practices for Discovering Innate Wisdom
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, May 18  11:00 am - Sunday, May 18, 2014 4:00 pm
Tashi Gatsel Ling

Most of us believe that happiness can be established if we just have the right conditions in our life -- The right job, the right home, the right spouse, etc. The timeless teachings of the Wisdom traditions, however, tell us otherwise. The causes of happiness are not primarily external: Happiness is found by disc... More Details

 
Compassion and its ShadowsCompassion and its Shadows
The Work of Opening the Heart
with Lama Willa Miller, Leah Chyten
Friday, June 6  8:00 pm - Sunday, June 8, 2014 3:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Many of us were first drawn to spirituality, and specifically to Buddhism, by it vision and descriptions of the warm, inclusive and awakened heart of bodhicitta. We are drawn also to the teachings and practices that provide tools to develop and train in love and in compassion. However, we rarely consider an absolutel... More Details

 
Skillful CompassionSkillful Compassion
A one day meditation retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Saturday, June 28  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Ranch 1 Halls Hill Road Falmouth

In this one day retreat, we will explore the topic of compassion, and how to deepen is presence in our lives. Compassion is not pity, but rather the deep realization that our pain is the world's pain. Through this kind of understanding, compassion becomes not just a positive human trait, but rather the key to our ful... More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Concentration (Paramita Series)
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, June 29  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. More Details

 
Natural Dharma Fellowship Annual Summer RetreatNatural Dharma Fellowship Annual Summer Retreat
Natural Compassion
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama Samten Drolma, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, July 6  5:00 pm - Sunday, July 13, 2014 1:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In this week-long meditation retreat, we will explore the role of compassion and love in Buddhist practice. By opening and expanding the heart through specific meditation practices, we discover how situations of difficulty--so often rejected as unwanted and unneeded-- are actually essential to helping us become more ... More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Wisdom (Paramita Series)
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, July 27  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. More Details

 
Eco-Dharma Conference 2014Eco-Dharma Conference 2014
with David Loy, PhD, Colin Beavan, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Dr. Kritee, PhD, Lama Willa Miller, David Stember, Rev. Danny Fisher, Patrick Groneman
Thursday, August 7  5:00 pm - Monday, August 11, 2014 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join us in the foothills of the White Mountains of New Hampshire for a unique event featuring prominent Buddhist teachers, scholars, and environmental activists discussing in depth the intersection of Buddhist practice and stewardship of the earth. Conference participants will also be invited into this discussion. Th... More Details

 
Vajrayana Annual Practice IntensiveVajrayana Annual Practice Intensive
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama Rod Owens, Lama Samten Drolma
Saturday, August 23  5:00 pm - Friday, August 29, 2014 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join us for NDF's annual gathering for Vajrayana practice. Schedule includes full noble silence, delicious meals, 4 meditation sessions per day, a structured practice schedule, and a daily dharma talk. If you are looking for the time and space for intensive practice, supported by the energy of a group, this retreat i... More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Upaya (Paramita Series)
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, August 31  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. More Details

 
Living with DyingLiving with Dying
with Lama Willa Miller, Cheryl A. Giles, PhD, Dr. Jonna Goulding, MD, Dr. Leo Shapiro, MD
Thursday, September 4  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 7, 2014 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Being in the presence of the dying can be a rewarding and meaningful encounter. However, it can also challenge us to face our deepest fears and uncertainties. Especially, in the healthcare profession, we are often not offered the tools we need to stay with the truth that our patient is dying. We are often encouraged ... More Details

 
The Wisdom of the BodyThe Wisdom of the Body
Awakening the Energies of the Five Dakinis
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama Samten Drolma, Jane Burdick, Deborah Jai Levy, Janine Grillo-Marra
Monday, September 8  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

"Great wisdom lives in the body". These are the words of the Hevajra Tantra. In this long weekend program, guided by a team of teachers grounded in practices of the body, we will discover how deep wisdom can be known right through this human form, and through the arts of movement and yoga. Drawing on the theory and p... More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Resilience (Paramita Series)
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, September 21  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. More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, November 30  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. More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Jnana (Paramita Series)
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, December 28  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. More Details

 
Natural Dharma's Annual Winter RetreatNatural Dharma's Annual Winter Retreat
The Power of Original Wisdom
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama John Makransky
Friday, January 2  5:00 pm - Friday, January 9, 2015 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. This week-long retreat, guided by Lama Willa and Lama John Makransky, will focus on transformative practices that allow us to directly access the love and wi... More Details

 
TummoTummo
Level III Vajrayana Intensive
with Lama Willa Miller
Monday, January 12  5:00 pm - Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

A deep winter retreat for the transmission of the practice of Tummo (Inner Heat), the first of the Six Yogas of Naropa. This retreat combines teaching, transmission, individual guidance and intensive practice. Teachings occur in the mornings. Afternoons are reserved for individual practice. More Details

 
ChenrezigChenrezig
The Bodhisattva of Compassion
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama John Makransky
Friday, February 20  5:00 pm - Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Lama John and Lama Willa at Wonderwell for the transmission of the practice of the Bodhisattva of Compassion Chenrezig. The practice of Chenrezig supports the deepening of innate qualities of wisdom and compassion, and is a complement to all forms of meditation practice. More Details

 
The Nature of Mind in BuddhismThe Nature of Mind in Buddhism
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

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