Third Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship DathunThird Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Dathun
Month-long Practice Intensive
Friday, June 30  4:00 pm - Monday, July 31, 2017 11:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship's sangha for the Third 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.

Vajrayana Level III: The Yoga of Luminosity
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama Karma Chotso
Sunday, July 23  4:00 pm - Monday, July 31, 2017 11:00 am

This retreat is restricted to practitioners of the Six Yogas of Naropa who have already received transmission.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Joel Baehr
Tuesday, July 25, 2017  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...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Joel Baehr
Tuesday, August 1, 2017  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 WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Kathe Mckenna
Friday, August 4  5:30 pm - Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:00 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
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment: Determination
with Kathe Mckenna
Sunday, August 6  10:00 am - Sunday, August 6, 2017 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Tuesday Night Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
with Bob Morrison
Tuesday, August 8, 2017  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...

 
Family RetreatFamily Retreat
with Lopon Elizabeth Monson, Julie Forsythe, Andria L. Whited, Chuck Beardsley
Thursday, August 10  5:00 pm - Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join us for a Family Retreat Weekend. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded families, introduce our children to sangha, build community, and have a great time together at the beautiful Wonderwell Retreat Center in Springfield, NH. There will be group activities for the whole family (gardening, co...

 
Working with Challenging Mind States and their AntidotesWorking with Challenging Mind States and their Antidotes
An Intensive Mindfulness Retreat in Beautiful Vallecitos, New Mexico
with Lama Willa Miller, Bill Morgan, Susan Morgan
Saturday, August 12  - Saturday, August 19, 2017
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center New Mexico

In this cognitively oriented, high stimulus, high stress culture, we frequently struggle with unsettling mind storms. Join us for a different kind of retreat, one that brings Theravada (vipassana) and Tibetan perspectives into conversation and into practice as we work with challenging mind states and their antidotes....

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Kathe McKenna
Tuesday, August 15, 2017  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...

 
Hollow Bamboo DharmaHollow Bamboo Dharma
A 7 Day Meditation Retreat
with Will Johnson
Thursday, August 17  5:00 pm - Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In the practice of meditation, what we do with our body is every bit as important as what we do with our mind. The primary focus of this intensive meditation retreat will be in exploring the conditions of body that naturally catalyze the ever deepening process of meditational inquiry. As a guide to practice, we wil...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Camille Hykes
Tuesday, August 22, 2017  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...

 
2-day Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop2-day Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
with Kristy Arbon
Friday, August 25  5:00 pm - Sunday, August 27, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This workshop retreat covers the core skills from the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff.

Self-compassion: What is It?

Self-compassion is the emotional attitude of bringing kindness to ourselves when things go wrong in our lives. Most of us eas...

 
SCT Teacher Training ProgramSCT Teacher Training Program
with John Makransky, Brooke D. Lavelle , Ana Hristic, Veta Goler
Tuesday, August 29  3:00 pm - Monday, September 4, 2017 1:00 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...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Joel Baehr
Tuesday, August 29, 2017  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...

 
Meditation, Wilderness, and WonderMeditation, Wilderness, and Wonder
The Path of Innate Freedom
with Lama Willa Miller, Bob Morrison
Thursday, September 7  - Sunday, September 10, 2017
Rowe Center in Rowe

Discover how the inner journey of meditation opens you to dimensions of spontaneity, joy, and freedom that are a natural part of your heart and mind, your wild within. Conversely, discover how the outer journey of walking among Rowe’s forests, streams, lakes, open skies, and winding paths opens you to dimensions of...

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Camille Hykes
Friday, September 8  5:30 pm - Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:00 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
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment: Joy
with Camille Hykes
Sunday, September 10, 2017  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.

 
Fierce CompassionFierce Compassion
Where Activism Meets Spirituality
with Lama Willa Miller, Colin Beavan
Thursday, September 14  - Sunday, September 17, 2017
Garrison Institute

We all know about accelerating climate change, endemic racism and other dire global news. Should we have hope? Should we be in despair? What, in fact, should we do? How can we respond in ways that make us feel we are taking care of ourselves while actually helping the world? In this workshop on spiritual activism, au...

 
Write Meditation RetreatWrite Meditation Retreat
with Philip Osgood
Thursday, September 14  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 17, 2017 3:00 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.

 
Living with DyingLiving with Dying
with Cheryl A. Giles, Jonna Goulding, Chris Berlin, Barbara Waldorf
Friday, September 22  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This retreat will provide palliative and end-of-life care professionals (RN, SW, MD, chaplains, volunteers) a restorative weekend of mindful self-care practices in the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire to foster resilience in working with the dying. Emphasis will be given to developing tools for self-care through ...

 
The Art of Relating MindfullyThe Art of Relating Mindfully
Freshening up our Relationship
with Bill Morgan, PsyD, Susan Morgan, CNS
Friday, September 29  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:00 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,...

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lopon Elizabeth Monson
Friday, October 6  5:30 pm - Sunday, October 8, 2017 1:00 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
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment: Suppleness
with Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, October 8, 2017  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. This Sunday, teachings and potluck will be followed by the Natural Dharma Fellowship Annual Meeting. All are welcome!

 
Dark Goddess Yoga and Meditation Retreat for WomenDark Goddess Yoga and Meditation Retreat for Women
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Thursday, October 12  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Experience balance and wholeness through yin yoga and other movement practices, meditation and social silence as we explore the Sacred Feminine in all its forms. 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-...

 
Wild Body, Wild Mind Wild Body, Wild Mind
Finding the Inspiration for Meditation Practice in the Temple of the Natural World
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Tuesday, October 17  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In this deep meditation retreat, we will explore the intersection between formal meditation practice and engagement with the natural world as a potent means for deepening in our understanding and recognition of the natural state. By working with perception, the five senses, and phenomena we can come into harmony with...

 
Wisdom of the BodyWisdom of the Body
with Rose Taylor Goldfield, Lama Willa Miller
Thursday, October 26  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The yogic tradition of Buddhism teaches that the body is a sacred space, capable of waking us up physically, energetically and spiritually. In this five day meditation retreat, join Rose Taylor Goldfield, author of Training the Wisdom Body (Shambhala, 2013), and Lama Willa Miller, author of The Wakeful Body (upcoming...

 
Finding a Still Point in the Spinning WorldFinding a Still Point in the Spinning World
A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
with Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, November 3  4:00 pm - Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This weekend retreat offers an opportunity for both experienced and beginning mindfulness meditators to develop and deepen their practice. We will explore the foundations of the mindfulness tradition through an experiential approach to working with body, sensations, mind, and phenomena. By engaging with the experient...

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, November 10  5:30 pm - Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:00 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
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment: Concentration
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, November 12, 2017  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 Wisdom of Non-MeditationThe Wisdom of Non-Meditation
A Practice Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Thursday, November 16  - Sunday, November 19, 2017
Barre Center For Buddhist Studies

In this long weekend, we will explore experientially the unique approach of Mahamudra, a style of practice found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. In Mahamudra, we engage a style of sitting called non-meditation, a practice with potential to profoundly deepen and transform our meditation experience. In the practice ...

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment: Equanimity
with Bob Morrison
Sunday, December 3, 2017  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.

 
Finding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and WisdomFinding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and Wisdom
with Lama John Makransky, Ph.D
Friday, December 8  4:00 pm - Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In this retreat, we will connect directly to the power of love and wisdom, which penetrate limiting images of self and others by sensing them all in their deep dignity and lovability. On that basis, we will cultivate sustainable, responsive, and active compassion, which can heal, transform and liberate causes of su...

 
Natural Dharma Fellowship's Annual Winter Meditation IntensiveNatural Dharma Fellowship's Annual Winter Meditation Intensive
The Heart of Practice
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Lama John Makransky, Kathe McKenna, Bob Morrison, Camille Hykes, and NDF Meditation Teachers
Tuesday, January 2  - Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We are delighted to announce Wonderwell’s first ever Winter Meditation Intensive (Dathun)! There is nothing quite like beginning the new year with deep meditation practice in community, encircled by the quiet beauty of snow-covered mountains. Join us this January as we explore "The Heart of Practice," how to engage...