Schedule

Tuesday Night Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
The Heart Sutra, cont'd
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, February 16, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Lama Rod will continue his exposition on the meaning and importance of the Heart Sutra.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
The Eight Worldly Winds: Fame and Insignificance
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, March 1, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

This Dharma talk will explore the eight worldly winds, eight worldly preoccupations that interfere with full human flourishing. The second pair of these involve our attachment to fame and fear of insignificance. When this habitual pattern is recognized, we are freed up develop equanimity in the face of the ups and do...

 
The Roots of Joyful Wisdom and the End of SufferingThe Roots of Joyful Wisdom and the End of Suffering
An Urban One-Day Meditation Retreat
with Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche
Friday, March 4  7:00 pm - Saturday, March 5, 2016 4:30 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

The basis for realizing the Buddha’s all-knowing wisdom, inherent to all of us, is the accumulation of the two merits. Accumulating the two merits is based on the practice of the six paramitas. What are roots of practicing the six paramitas? For an answer to this question and an introduction to Kyabgön Phakchok Ri...

 
Online Dharma SundayOnline Dharma Sunday
A Wonderwell Benefit Event
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, March 6, 2016  10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Join Lama Willa, Liz Monson, and the Natural Dharma Sangha online for a morning of Buddhist teaching and meditation. Dharma Sundays, a monthly Wonderwell tradition, will continue without break online while Wonderwell is closed for renovations.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Bodhicitta: The Healing Power of Compassion
with Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche
Tuesday, March 8, 2016  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship and Phakchok Rinpoche, a primary lineage holder in the Nyingma and Taklung Kagyu Lineages, for an evening teaching in Harvard Square on the topic of compassion. Rinpoche will offer teachings on the nature of mind, and the method for accessing it—natural meditation—a practice of unco...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
To be announced
with Lama Joe Szep
Tuesday, March 15, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To be announced.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Jess Fallon
Tuesday, March 22, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

The Natural Meditation Practice Group (of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions) supports the ongoing deepening of students in the four aspects of natural meditation: one-pointedness, simplicity, one-taste, and non-meditation. These guided meditations, Q and A, and discussions offer an opportunity for students to fin...

 
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...

 
Tuesday Night Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
The Heart Sutra, cont'd
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, March 29, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Lama Rod will continue his exposition on the meaning and importance of the Heart Sutra.

 
Online Dharma SundayOnline Dharma Sunday
A Wonderwell Benefit Event
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, April 3, 2016  10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Join Lama Willa, Liz Monson, and the Natural Dharma Sangha online for a morning of Buddhist teaching and meditation. Dharma Sundays, a monthly Wonderwell tradition, will continue without break online while Wonderwell is closed for renovations.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
The Eight Worldly Winds: Praise and Blame
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, April 5, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

This Dharma talk will explore the eight worldly winds, eight worldly preoccupations that interfere with full human flourishing. The third pair of these involve our attachment to praise and fear of blame. When this habitual pattern is recognized, we are freed up develop equanimity in the face of the ups and downs of t...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
To be announced.
with Elizabeth Monson
Tuesday, April 12, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To be announced.

 
Tuesday Night Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
The Heart Sutra, cont'd
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, April 19, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Lama Rod will continue his exposition on the meaning and importance of the Heart Sutra.

 
Nature as TeacherNature as Teacher
Meditation in the Temple of the Natural World
with Lama Willa Miller
Friday, April 22  - Sunday, April 24, 2016
The Rowe Center

Amid the stimulation and chaos of daily life, the natural world beckons as a deep refuge of freedom and peace. A profound key to discovering your inner nature is to turn attention to outer nature: immersion in the earth, trees, and sky. Find out how to take nature as your teacher in this special three-day meditation ...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Laura Howell
Tuesday, April 26, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

The Natural Meditation Practice Group (of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions) supports the ongoing deepening of students in the four aspects of natural meditation: one-pointedness, simplicity, one-taste, and non-meditation. These guided meditations, Q and A, and discussions offer an opportunity for students to fin...

 
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.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
The Eight Worldly Winds: Gain and Loss
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, May 3, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

This Dharma talk will explore the eight worldly winds, eight worldly preoccupations that interfere with full human flourishing. The fourth pair of these involve our attachment to gain and fear of loss. When this habitual pattern is recognized, we are freed up develop equanimity in the face of the ups and downs of thi...

 
Brendan Kennedy RetreatBrendan Kennedy Retreat
with Brendan Kennedy
Monday, May 9  5:00 pm - Sunday, May 15, 2016 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The awareness itself is the greatest gift and treasure which we all have right now. Actually we are the awareness itself. It contains everything we could ever wish for. Importance of awareness is that nothing can exist without it but the awareness itself can exist without anything. It itself is totally empty of anyth...

 
Tuesday Night Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
The Heart Sutra, cont'd
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, May 10, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Lama Rod will continue his exposition on the meaning and importance of the Heart Sutra.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with David Picariello
Tuesday, May 17, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

The Natural Meditation Practice Group (of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions) supports the ongoing deepening of students in the four aspects of natural meditation: one-pointedness, simplicity, one-taste, and non-meditation. These guided meditations, Q and A, and discussions offer an opportunity for students to fin...

 
Yin-Yang Yoga and Meditation RetreatYin-Yang Yoga and Meditation Retreat
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Friday, May 20  5:00 pm - Sunday, May 22, 2016 3:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Experience balance and wholeness through yin yoga and other movement practices, meditation and social silence. Yin yoga is a deep and passive practice while the yang style is gently flowing with a slow and therapeutic approach. Shake Your Soul® is a playful dance-based program. Mindfulness activities, journaling and...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
To be announced.
with Lama Samten
Tuesday, May 24, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To be announced.

 
NDF Meditation Teachers RetreatNDF Meditation Teachers Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Friday, May 27  5:00 pm - Sunday, May 29, 2016 1:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Annual retreat for NDF Meditation Teachers and Mitras.

 
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.

 
 Awareness and the Body Awareness and the Body
An Intensive Meditation Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Monday, June 6  5:00 pm - Friday, June 10, 2016 2:00 pm
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. In this five day meditation retreat, we will explore what it means to embody wisdom, and discover the ...

 
Breathing Through the Whole BodyBreathing Through the Whole Body
with Will Johnson
Monday, June 13  5:00 pm - Friday, June 24, 2016 10:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Part of Natural Dharma Fellowship's Body Series, Will Johnson introduces us to his unique modality, Breathing Through the Whole Body. This embodied Mahamudra retreat incorporates meditation, movement and bodywork to unleash the potential for freedom in the body-mind continuum. In this 10-day retreat participants will...

 
The Wisdom of the BodyThe Wisdom of the Body
Discovering the Power of Body to Awaken and Heal
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, June 19  - Friday, June 24, 2016
Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

It is almost an epidemic in our culture, this obsession with a belief in the ideal body. We judge our body, feel frustrated with our body, and try to manipulate the body to do our bidding. Our ideas about the body, over time, can erode our sense of self-worth and even lead to a notion that the world we live in is not...

 
Second Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship DathunSecond Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Dathun
Month-long Practice Intensive
with Lama Willa Miller
Friday, July 1  4:00 pm - Monday, August 1, 2016 11:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship's sangha for the Second Annual NDF Dathun, a month-long practice period. The Dathun provides an opportunity for the sangha to enter into intensive retreat practice together in noble silence, with a structured schedule, meals, practice periods, dharma teachings and yoga support provided.

 
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.

 
FAC Innate Compassion Facilitators TrainingFAC Innate Compassion Facilitators Training
with Lama John Makransky
Monday, August 8  10:00 am - Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

More information coming soon

 
Advanced Dzogchen RetreatAdvanced Dzogchen Retreat
with Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Wednesday, August 31  - Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Actual retreat title and description to be announced.

 
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.

 
NDF Wilderness RetreatNDF Wilderness Retreat
with Elizabeth Monson
Thursday, September 15  10:00 am - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

More information coming soon

 
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.

 
Write Meditation RetreatWrite Meditation Retreat
with Philip Osgood
Thursday, October 6  5:00 pm - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

At the Write Meditation Retreat, we dive into the creative writing process enhanced by the context of Buddhist meditation practice and explore how the qualities of mindfulness and compassion complement and facilitate the generative flow of creative writing.

 
Yin-Yang Yoga and Meditation RetreatYin-Yang Yoga and Meditation Retreat
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Thursday, October 20  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Experience balance and wholeness through yin yoga and other movement practices, meditation and social silence. Yin yoga is a deep and passive practice while the yang style is gently flowing with a slow and therapeutic approach. Shake Your Soul® is a playful dance-based program. Mindfulness activities, journaling and...

 
Dream Yoga RetreatDream Yoga Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Andrew Holocek
Thursday, October 27  10:00 am - Monday, October 31, 2016 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

More information coming soon

 
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.

 
The Heart of the PracticeThe Heart of the Practice
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Monday, November 7  10:00 am - Sunday, November 13, 2016 5:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

More information coming soon

 
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.