Schedule

Vajrayana Annual Practice IntensiveVajrayana Annual Practice Intensive
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama Rod Owens, Lama Samten Drolma, Lama Karma Chötso
Saturday, August 23  5:00 pm - Friday, August 29, 2014 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join us for NDF's annual gathering for Vajrayana practice! This year's retreat will include a special transmission by Lama Karma Chotso and Lama Willa Miller of Karma Chagme's Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Bob Morrison
Tuesday, August 26  7:00 pm - Friday, March 1, 2013
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

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
Saturday, August 30  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
Upaya (Paramita Series)
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, August 31  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

 
Living with DyingLiving with Dying
This Event has been postponed until April 10-12, 2015
with Lama Willa Miller, Cheryl A. Giles, PhD, Dr. Jonna Goulding, MD, Dr. Leo Shapiro, MD
Thursday, September 4  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 7, 2014 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Being in the presence of the dying can be a rewarding and meaningful encounter. However, it can also challenge us to face our deepest fears and uncertainties. Especially, in the healthcare profession, we are often not offered the tools we need to stay with the truth that our patient is dying. We are often encouraged ... More Details

 
Exploring the Monkey TrapExploring the Monkey Trap
(Postponed until April, 2015)
Saturday, September 6  1:00 pm - Saturday, September 6, 2014 5:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This experiential workshop will begin with the Buddhist story of the Monkey Trap describing our human dilemma when facing death. Drawings, clay play, stories and hand games will demonstrate creative strategies to use with children and adults. Techniques of meditation and mindfulness will be taught and practiced as me... More Details

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
Saturday, September 20  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

 
Urban DharmaUrban Dharma
New Program -- Note Change of date from 9-13 to 9-20
with Lama Rod Owens
Saturday, September 20  10:00 am - 11:30 am
In front of Au Bon Pain

Urban Dharma is a new monthly initiative of NDF that supports practitioners in bringing their practice off the cushion into the world through the practice roaming and witnessing. We will meet in Harvard Square and roam through the area practicing mindful walking interspersed with sitting practice in area parks. More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Resilience (Paramita Series)
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, September 21  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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
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

 
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

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, November 30  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

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Jnana (Paramita Series)
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, December 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

 
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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