Schedule

Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
The Eight Worldly Winds: Gain and Loss
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
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

What prevents us from being who we really are: Innate Great Perfection, empty awareness and the awareness itself? It’s the focusing. When we focus, we automatically become what we are not; awareness automatically leaves itself and forgets itself. When it doesn’t focus, it starts to become itself or remains as it ...

 
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
Teaching and Meditation with Brendan Kennedy
with Brendan Kennedy
Tuesday, May 17, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Brendan Kennedy will be teaching

 
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 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...

 
The Wisdom of FeelingsThe Wisdom of Feelings
A One Day Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Saturday, May 21, 2016  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hartford | West End Mindfulness Center

We may believe that feelings, especially difficult ones such as anger, fear and desire, are obstacles on the path to awakening. But there are many wise masters who have said that feelings, especially the ones we try to avoid, open up the doorway to wisdom and compassion. In this one day retreat, we will explore how o...

 
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 po...

 
Breathing Through the Whole BodyBreathing Through the Whole Body
with Will Johnson
Monday, June 13  5:00 pm - Monday, June 20, 2016 2:00 pm
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 8-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...

 
Pristine MindPristine Mind
A Weekend Meditation Retreat
with Khenpo Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Saturday, June 25  10:00 am - Sunday, June 26, 2016 4:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche for a weekend retreat exploring the pristine nature of the mind. Rinpoche will guide participants to explore how to distinguish between ordinary mind, with its thoughts, feelings and mental events, and Pristine Mind, a deep inner refuge that we can access at any time. Using simple languag...

 
Our Pristine MindOur Pristine Mind
Dharma Teaching and Booksigning
with Khenpo Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Tuesday, June 28  10:00 am - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:30 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship in welcoming Orgyen Chowang Rinopche for his annual visit to Boston. Rinpoche will be teaching from his new book Our Pristine Mind (Shambhala Publications 2016), exploring how to distinguish between ordinary mind, with its thoughts, feelings and mental events, and Pristine Mind, a deep ...

 
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 - Tuesday, August 2, 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 John Makransky, Brooke D. Lavelle
Monday, August 8  10:00 am - Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT) is a contemplative method designed to empower people who work in all areas of care and service. SCT is designed to help people realize a power of unconditional care from within that is deeply healing and sustaining, that makes them more fully present to self and others, and tha...

 
The Subtle Discernment of Awareness: Awakening through Mind, Body and FeelingsThe Subtle Discernment of Awareness: Awakening through Mind, Body and Feelings
An advanced meditation retreat
with Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Wednesday, August 31  - Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The path of meditation has a potential to awaken within us deep wisdom and compassion. In particular, the path brings us into intimacy with our innate Buddha awareness, which possesses wisdom and compassion innately. But how do we actually discern whether we are resting in a clear, sustained and embodied experience o...

 
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 - Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

More information coming soon

 
The Arts of Contemplative CareThe Arts of Contemplative Care
A Retreat for Chaplains and Caregivers
with Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Jean Ashland, Janet Yassen, Cheryl A. Giles, PhD, Lama Willa Miller, Ronnie Wilson
Friday, September 23  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 25, 2016 11:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The field of Contemplative Care is a burgeoning area of supplemental training for caregivers in meditative techniques that enhance self-care. We are honored to host one of the foremost pioneers in this field, Roshi Enkyo O'hara of the New York Zen Center of Contemplative Care, to Wonderwell, as our guest teacher this...

 
The Art of Relating MindfullyThe Art of Relating Mindfully
Freshening up our Relationship
with Bill Morgan, PsyD, Susan Morgan, CNS
Friday, September 30  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We often subscribe to the myth that the right relationship will fix everything; that meeting the right person will solve most of our problems. Soon we start to take our relationships for granted and assume that they will maintain themselves. We discover that intimate relationships are not self-renewing. Like gardens,...

 
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.

 
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, Elizabeth 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.

 
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  3:00 pm - Monday, October 31, 2016 10:00 am
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 PracticeThe Heart of Practice
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Monday, November 7  5:00 pm - Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:00 am
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.