Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Enthusiasm
with Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, December 4, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This Sunday we explore the sixth of the seven Aryan qualities, the qualities of the Noble Person, the quality of enthusiasm. Enthusiasm in the Buddhist tradition points to a transformation in how we approach the mundane activities of our daily lives. We all want to feel happy and enthusiastic about what we are doing,...

 
The Subtle BodyThe Subtle Body
A Meditation and Yoga Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, December 4  - Thursday, December 8, 2016
Kripalu Yoga and Retreat Center

Discover how bridging practices of body and mind can open the doorway to nondual wisdom. In the yogic traditions of Tibet, the body and mind are understood to be inseparable. On the tantric path, this union of mind and body is gradually realized through working with the subtle body, which contains energies that are n...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Loving Fiercely and Living Truthfully
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, December 6, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Loving is wanting both yourself and others to be happy. However, this is tough as we face the challenge of cultivating love for ourselves through our various traumas and especially cultivating love for those who have hurt us. Moreover, how do we embrace our own truths as we attempt to love fiercely? Please join Lama ...

 
CANCELED: Urban Meditation Retreat in Concord, NHCANCELED: Urban Meditation Retreat in Concord, NH
Discovering the Loving Witness
Sunday, December 11, 2016 
Concord

CANCELED

 
Spontaneous AwakeningSpontaneous Awakening
Five Doorways to the Natural State
with Lama Willa Miller, Janine Grillo Marra
Monday, December 12, 2016  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tranquil Flame Yoga

Meditation is a key practice on the spiritual path for the development of inner peace, wisdom and joy. While meditation involves practice, it need not be tedious or complicated. Meditation can be as simple as relaxing, letting go, opening up, being present and sustaining. These five steps, called “five doorways to ...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Dark Grace
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, December 13, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

How can adversity enlighten us? In the tradition of Heart Cultivation (Lojong), the unwanted is the greatest treasure. Without adversity, suffering and heartbreak, it is not possible to develop greater and more inclusive compassion for others. But, in order to metabolize adversity and open the heart to compassion, we...

 
Tuesday Night Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
Loving Fiercely and Living Truthfully
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, December 20, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Loving is wanting both yourself and others to be happy. However, this is tough as we face the challenge of cultivating love for ourselves through our various traumas and especially cultivating love for those who have hurt us. Moreover, how do we embrace our own truths as we attempt to love fiercely? Please join Lama ...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with David Picariello
Tuesday, December 27, 2016  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...

 
Natural Dharma's Annual Winter RetreatNatural Dharma's Annual Winter Retreat
The Power of Original Wisdom
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Bob Morrison, Camille Hykes
Monday, January 2  5:00 pm - Monday, January 9, 2017 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This year’s Winter Retreat is a joining together of community to deepen—through meditation and teachings—in our innate original wisdom. This week-long retreat, guided by Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Bob Morrison and Camille Hykes will focus on transformative practices that allow us to directly access th...

 
Living with DyingLiving with Dying
A Retreat for Clinician Resilience, Compassion and Mindful Self-Care
with Cheryl A. Giles, Barbara Waldorf, Chris Berlin, Jonna Goulding, Jean Ashland
Friday, April 21  5:30 pm - Sunday, April 23, 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 ...

 
Embodied AwakeningEmbodied Awakening
Discovering the Body as Your Temple
with Lama Willa Miller
Monday, April 24  5:00 pm - Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:00 am
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. Yet, the body is often neglected in the life of many spiritual practitioners, in favor of cultivating st...

 
Dharma Sunday Dharma Sunday
with Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, April 30, 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.

 
Brendan Kennedy RetreatBrendan Kennedy Retreat
with Brendan Kennedy
Sunday, May 7  5:00 pm - Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join yogi Brendan kennedy as he shares with us his guidance on meditation practice.

 
Pilgrimage to BhutanPilgrimage to Bhutan
Hidden Lands, Hidden Yogis
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Jetsun Deleplanque
Friday, May 19  - Friday, June 2, 2017

Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Known as “the last Shangrila”, Bhutan—isolated from its neighbors by high mountains and rugged jungle—has preserved its culture, natural beauty, language, and religious traditions largely resisting forces of industriali...

 
Divine Mother Energy - Yoga and Meditation Retreat for WomenDivine Mother Energy - Yoga and Meditation Retreat for Women
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Friday, May 19  5:00 pm - Sunday, May 21, 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-...

 
Singing the Path Singing the Path
Vajra Songs of Milarepa, Gotsangpa, and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
with Lama Karma Chotso
Friday, May 26  5:00 pm - Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Vajra songs, or dohas, are expressions of enlightenment experienced by a master and, as such, they hold profound meaning. Vajra songs were also sung as teachings for students. As Khenpo Tsultrim once said, “If you can sing this song [of Dharma], slowly your understanding of it will deepen. And singing is a good way...

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lama Karma Chotso
Friday, June 2  5:30 pm - Sunday, June 4, 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
with Lama Karma Chotso
Sunday, June 4, 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
Thursday, June 8  4:00 pm - Wednesday, June 14, 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...

 
NDF Meditation Teachers RetreatNDF Meditation Teachers Retreat
The Art of Wise Communication
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Dan Clurman, and the teachers and mentors of NDF
Friday, June 23  5:00 pm - Sunday, June 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The theme for the NDF Teacher’s Retreat 2017 is wise communication. Joining us will be communications coach Dan Clurman, associate professor in the School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. Dan is also a spiritual seeker with many years of experience in meditation. In addition to our annual...

 
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.

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lopon Elizabeth Monson
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
with Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, August 6, 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.

 
Family RetreatFamily Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Elizabeth Monson, 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...

 
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...

 
SCT Teacher Training ProgramSCT Teacher Training Program
with John Makransky, Brooke D. Lavelle
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...

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lopon Elizabeth Monson
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
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
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.

 
Write Meditation RetreatWrite Meditation Retreat
with Philip Osgood
Thursday, September 14  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:00 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
with Lama Willa Miller, 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.

 
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...

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lopon Elizabeth 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
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
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.

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lopon Elizabeth Monson
Friday, December 1  5:30 pm - Sunday, December 3, 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
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
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...