Schedule

Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Making Friends with 'No-Self'
with Lama Samten
Tuesday, November 4  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Drawing from recent encounters at the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, Lama Samten will offer practical guidance for wise integration between Eastern and Western perspectives on the mind. 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
Enhancing One's Practice
with Lama Joe Szep
Tuesday, November 11  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

We will have a discussion on the difficulties one encounters during one's meditation practice and explore different kinds of remedies. More Details

 
Natural Body, Natural MindNatural Body, Natural Mind
A Daylong Meditation Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Saturday, November 15  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Still Water Yoga 254 Commercial Street Portland Maine

The ancient source texts of the Buddhist tradition teach that we do not have far to look for the enlightenment. As the great wisdom text the Hevajra Tantra tells us, "Great wisdom lives in the body". The meditation practices of Buddhism can therefore be greatly enhanced if we learn to integrate the body. Through the ... More Details

 
The Wisdom BodyThe Wisdom Body
A Yoga and Meditation Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Monday, November 17  - Friday, November 21, 2014
Kripalu Yoga and Retreat Center

Take your yoga practice to the next level. Drawing on the tantric wisdom tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, this retreat offers practices that help you recognize the wisdom that resides naturally in the human body. By alternating stillness and movement, you learn to relate to the subtle energies of the body and mind. The... 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

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Samten Drolma
Saturday, November 22  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, 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

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Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Samten Drolma, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, December 13  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
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
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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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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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 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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