Schedule

Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Bob Morrison
Tuesday, December 23  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 Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
Spirituality on the edge
with David Picariello
Tuesday, December 30  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Applying the teachings of wisdom and compassion to our life is an ongoing challenge. Understanding our “edge” helps us identify when we are practicing self-aggression or grit. It also helps us identify when we are practicing laziness or practicing self-care. Join a discussion on this topic after chanting, meditat... 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

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller
Saturday, January 31  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. More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, February 1  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
One Pointedness: Developing Focus in an Age of Distraction (Four Part Series)
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, February 3  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Our current state of access to technology has made possible a barrage of information and interactions, even in a single hour or day. Does this unlimited access to potential distractions erode the development of a discipline of concentration? In this evening teaching, we will explore this question in conversation wit... 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

 
New England JamNew England Jam
Wednesday, February 25  - Sunday, March 1, 2015
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Simplicity, in an Age of Complexity
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, March 3  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To live a modern life, even of the most ordinary kind, is no simple matter. To fulfill our most basic obligations--to support our family, take care of aging parents, attend to our own body, pay our bills, stay connected to sangha and practice, please our employer, answer our correspondences, finish school—involves ... More Details

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Samten Drolma
Saturday, March 7  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. More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Samten
Sunday, March 8  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

 
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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The Bodhisattva's Way of LifeThe Bodhisattva's Way of Life
Sangha Weekend with Yogi Lama Gursam
with Yogi Lama Gursam
Friday, April 3  - Sunday, April 5, 2015
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Beloved Yogi Lama Gursam Rinpoche will be in residence this month for the Sangha Weekend. Friday through Sunday he will offer teachings. More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Equal Taste
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, April 7  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

The Yoga of Equal Taste teaches that, while life seems to be a series of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, highs and lows, there is a thread of deep continuity running through it. In other words, joy and sorrow, rather than being entirely different, have an element of equal taste. To find that place of equal taste is ... More Details

 
Bodhi Path Sangha Retreat with Lama Tsering NgodupBodhi Path Sangha Retreat with Lama Tsering Ngodup
with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Friday, April 10  - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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Yin-Yang Yoga and Meditation RetreatYin-Yang Yoga and Meditation Retreat
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Friday, April 24  5:00 pm - Sunday, April 26, 2015 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

 
Brendan Kennedy RetreatBrendan Kennedy Retreat
with Brendan Kennedy
Sunday, May 3  5:00 pm - Sunday, May 10, 2015 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... More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Non-Meditation
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, May 5  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

A wise teacher once said, "What is the secret to meditation? That’s easy—don’t meditate.” When we sit down to meditate, we arrive on our our cushion with an agenda, an idea of what we going to achieve and accomplish, as well as fears about what we might not achieve and accomplish. This attitude is not restric... More Details

 
DevotionDevotion
An Urban Weekend Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
Sunday, May 17  - Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Boston

In this weekend meditation retreat, we will consider the topic of devotion. For many of us devotion has been one of the most powerful supports on the spiritual path, but it has also been one of the most challenging. On the one hand, devotion gestures to a perspective that enlightenment is not a solitary quest, but ra... More Details

 
NDF Meditation Teachers RetreatNDF Meditation Teachers Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Friday, May 22  5:00 pm - Monday, May 25, 2015 1:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Annual retreat for NDF Meditation Teachers and Mitras. More Details

 
Breathing Through the Whole BodyBreathing Through the Whole Body
with Will Johnson
Friday, June 5  5:00 pm - Sunday, June 14, 2015 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... More Details

 
Miraculous ExpressionMiraculous Expression
Natural Meditation and the Creative Process
with Hojin Osho Kimmel, Lama Samten Drolma
Thursday, June 18  5:00 pm - Sunday, June 21, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Each moment, an invitation into the heart of the world is offered through the doors of the senses. Touching the heart of things we enter intimately with our innate wisdom, love, and compassion. We discover these qualities as the basis for all life, and entrust ourselves, with our entire being, to the path of awakenin... More Details

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Samten Drolma
Saturday, June 27  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. More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Samten
Sunday, June 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

 
First Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship DathunFirst Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Dathun
Month-long Practice Intensive: Save the Date!
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama John Makransky, Lama Samten Drolma, Lama Rod Owens, Lama Karma Chotso
Wednesday, July 1  - Friday, July 31, 2015
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship's sangha for a new tradition-in-the-making, the Annual NDF Dathun. The NDF Dathun provides an opportunity for the sangha to enter into intensive retreat practice together in noble silence, in a disciplined container, with meals, teachings and personal practice time provided. If you have... More Details

 
The Art of ConsciousnessThe Art of Consciousness
A Retreat for Professional Artists
with Ernesto Pujol
Tuesday, August 4  5:00 pm - Sunday, August 9, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This six-day retreat has been curated for those who identify as artists by profession. Combining the monastic styles of the East and the West, performance artist and meditation teacher Ernesto Pujol will wisely guide participants in "The Art of Consciousness" through an experience of the self and no-self. An ideal re... 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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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

Gesture of Awarenes is a meditation of inquiry and mindfulness, based mainly on awareness through sensations of the body. The practice of Qigong invites us to experience our natural, integrated wholeness through awareness of intention, gentle movement, breath and posture.

This retreat with Charles Genoud an... More Details

 
The Wisdom of AgingThe Wisdom of Aging
Awakening More Deeply As We Grow Older
with Julie Forsythe, Anastra Madden, Jane Moss, Bob Morrison
Thursday, November 19  5:00 pm - Sunday, November 22, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

As we move into our 60th year and beyond, the reality of aging increasingly comes to bear on our inner experience and view of ourselves, others and the world. The aging process may become more pronounced for those who experience incremental loss of energy, stamina and resiliency. Others may be visited by illnesses ... More Details