Schedule

Essence Love and the Nature of MindEssence Love and the Nature of Mind
with Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Friday, September 26  5:00 pm - Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s precise instructions help us to discover the “essence love” hidden in our emotions, the unconditional warmth and kindness of our basic being. This empowers us to access further qualities of awakening within the deep nature of our minds: clarity, insight, unconfined compassion, bodhicitta. More Details

 
Valley Insight Meditation Society Visiting Teacher RetreatValley Insight Meditation Society Visiting Teacher Retreat
with Leigh Brasington
Friday, October 3  7:30 pm - Sunday, October 5, 2014 4:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In the slow beauty of fall in New England, this retreat will help us still the mind through the focused practice of jhana meditation. Valley Insight is privileged to have master teacher Leigh Brasington to guide us on our way as we explore the jhanas, sometimes referred to as The Beautiful Mind. More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Resilience and Courage in Times of War (cont'd)
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, October 7  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

It seems to be a difficult time for many of us. Violence, war, racism, money, and environmental concerns have left many of us fatigued, fearful, and struggling not to blame and shutdown. Moreover, we are a disembodied and traumatized people carrying our woundedness with us into each space we enter, including into ou... More Details

 
Write Meditation RetreatWrite Meditation Retreat
with Philip Osgood
Friday, October 10  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

At the Write Meditation retreat, we will delve into the creative writing process within the context of Buddhist meditation practice and explore how the qualities of mindfulness and compassion can enhance the generative flow of creative writing. This retreat has much to do with Listening... listening with the h... More Details

 
Cooling the Flames of AngerCooling the Flames of Anger
A Day Long Urban Meditation Retreat
with Lama Rod Owens
Friday, October 10  6:30 pm - Saturday, October 11, 2014 4:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge

Many of us struggle with anger and aggression. Sometimes we are aware of our anger but often we are out of touch with how anger manifests in most parts of our lives. The Buddha taught that anger was a form of aversion, a direct effort to avoid a certain situation. Historically and of late, we have witnessed how anger... More Details

 
Natural Body, Natural MindNatural Body, Natural Mind
A Daylong Meditation Retreat in Keene
with Lama Willa Miller
Saturday, October 11  10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monadnock Mindfulness Practice Center 103 Roxbury St. #301 Keene NH

The body is a profound doorway into discovering innate wisdom. Join us at Monadnock Mindfulness Practice Center for a daylong meditation retreat exploring the body's role in meditation. Discover how an increased somatic awareness can enhance your meditation practice and open the door to recognizing the deep resource... More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
The Compassionate Witness
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, October 14  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Join Lama Willa at Cambridge Friends' Meeting House for an evening of meditation practice and teaching. More Details

 
Natural Body, Natural MindNatural Body, Natural Mind
A Three Day Intensive Yoga and Meditation Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Thursday, October 16  6:00 pm - Sunday, October 19, 2014 2:00 pm
Mount Eden Retreat Center 56 Millpond Road in Washington New Jersey

The ancient source texts of the Buddhist tradition teach that we do not have far to look for the wisdom of awakening. In fact is it so close to us, it is difficult to see. Initially we might believe wisdom is acquired through study and effort, but we discover that (while study and effort might be involved) wisdom act... More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Jess Fallon
Tuesday, October 21  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... More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, October 26  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

 
In the Eye of the StormIn the Eye of the Storm
Adversity as the Path to Awakening
with Lama Willa Miller
Monday, October 27  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. More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Mahamudra: Ground, Path, and Fruition
with Lama Palden Drolma
Tuesday, October 28  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Lama Palden will give an overview of Mahamudra, the nature of mind and reality. The third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, wrote the most beloved and famous Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra. We will use this prayer to deepen our understanding and to support our aspiration to awaken. She will also lead a guided meditation to gr... More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Lama Samten
Tuesday, November 4  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Subject to be announced. More Details

 
Yin-Yang Yoga and Meditation RetreatYin-Yang Yoga and Meditation Retreat
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Thursday, November 6  5:00 pm - Sunday, November 9, 2014 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... More Details

 
Tuesday Night Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
Discovering our Buddhanature
with Lama Joe Szep
Tuesday, November 11  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Subject to be announced. More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Resilience and Courage in Times of War (cont'd)
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, November 18  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

It seems to be a difficult time for many of us. Violence, war, racism, money, and environmental concerns have left many of us fatigued, fearful, and struggling not to blame and shutdown. Moreover, we are a disembodied and traumatized people carrying our woundedness with us into each space we enter, including into ou... More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Samten
Sunday, November 23  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

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Laura Howell
Tuesday, November 25  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... More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, December 2  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Subject to be announced. More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
To be announced
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, December 9  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Subject to be announced. More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Jnana (Paramita Series)
with Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, December 14  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

 
Tuesday Night Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
Wisdom of the E-word
with David Picariello
Tuesday, December 30  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Subject to be announced. 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

 
Valley Insight Meditation Society Annual RetreatValley Insight Meditation Society Annual Retreat
with Doreen Schweizer
Friday, March 13  - Sunday, March 15, 2015
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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Living with DyingLiving with Dying
with Jonna Goulding
Friday, April 10  - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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Brendan Kennedy RetreatBrendan Kennedy Retreat
with Brendan Kennedy
Friday, May 8  5:00 pm - Friday, May 15, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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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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Gesture of Awareness and QigongGesture of Awareness and Qigong
with Charles Genoud, Peter Wayne
Friday, October 2  5:00 pm - Friday, October 9, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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