Tuesday Night Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
To be announced
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, August 23, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To be announced.

 
Happiness Without ReasonHappiness Without Reason
Finding Joy in Daily Life
with Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Tuesday, August 30, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

It is possible, even in the midst of our busy and stressful lifestyles, to feel a deep space of happiness and well being. This inner warmth and dawning awareness grows naturally out of our essential nature and can be cultivated through gentle practice. Tsoknyi Rinpoche will explore how we can learn and sustain this f...

 
The Subtle Discernment of AwarenessThe Subtle Discernment of Awareness
Awakening through Mind, Body and Feelings
with Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Wednesday, August 31  3:00 pm - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The path of meditation has a potential to awaken within us deep wisdom and compassion. In particular, the path brings us into intimacy with our innate Buddha awareness, which possesses wisdom and compassion innately. But how do we actually discern whether we are resting in a clear, sustained and embodied experience o...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with David Picariello
Tuesday, September 6, 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...

 
Exploring Effortless Resting through the Vajra Songs of ShabkarExploring Effortless Resting through the Vajra Songs of Shabkar
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, September 9  - Monday, September 12, 2016
Barre Center For Buddhist Studies

The teachings of the Buddha offer a vision of deep peace and freedom from suffering as a real possibility in this life. With this attractive promise, many of us embark on the path of meditation with an attitude of striving and searching. As we strive and search for peace, we externalize awakening, even bringing to th...

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
Saturday, September 10, 2016  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.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Conscience
with Camille Hykes
Sunday, September 11, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This Sunday, we will explore the third of the Seven Qualities of the Noble Person, the quality of "conscience," by considering how this inner voice for truth helps to guide and clarify our daily life activities and interactions with others.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
The paradox of non-self
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, September 13, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

One of the core tenets of the Buddha’s teachings is non-self, or selflessness (anatta). But what does non-self really mean? Is it an absence of personal identity? Or is it something else? In this evening teaching, we will explore the meaning of non-self in Buddhism, how it can open doors to greater freedom, and how...

 
Nature's Pure AwarenessNature's Pure Awareness
with Lopon Elizabeth Monson, Bob Morrison, and Facilitator Dan Gilner
Thursday, September 15  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In this retreat, we enter into and engage with the innate power of the natural world to support and develop our ability to rest in natural mind. Using our five senses and a range of different meditation practices, we learn to increase the recognition of our deep interconnectedness with the environment. Through recogn...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
The View, Meditation and Conduct of the Great Perfection
with Tulku Sang Ngag
Tuesday, September 20, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship in welcoming Sangngak Tenzin Rinpoche for his first visit to our sangha. Rinpoche is a yogi and Dharma Teacher in the lineage of the Great Perfection. He has been a student of Khenpo Achuk Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, Chadral Rinpoche and many others. He lives in Nepal with his wif...

 
Compassionate Care RetreatCompassionate Care Retreat
Contemplative Skills for Health Care Providers
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Saturday, September 24  9:00 am - Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In this two-day workshop, participants will explore different techniques for developing a fresh and healing relationship with the experience of compassion fatigue and burnout that so many health care practitioners face. Willa Miller, PhD. and Liz Monson PhD., will teach contemplative techniques and strategies to enco...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Subject to be determined.
with Elizabeth Monson
Tuesday, September 27, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To be announced.

 
The Art of Relating MindfullyThe Art of Relating Mindfully
Freshening up our Relationship
with Bill Morgan, PsyD, Susan Morgan, CNS
Friday, September 30  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:00 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,...

 
Write Meditation RetreatWrite Meditation Retreat
with Philip Osgood
Thursday, October 6  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 9, 2016 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.

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, October 15, 2016  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.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, October 16, 2016  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.

 
Yin-Yang Yoga and Meditation RetreatYin-Yang Yoga and Meditation Retreat
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Thursday, October 20  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:00 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-...

 
Dream YogaDream Yoga
The Art of Lucid Dreaming
with Andrew Holecek , Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Thursday, October 27  3:00 pm - Monday, October 31, 2016 10:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We may think of daytime meditation as the primary vehicle for transformation in Buddhism, but a third of our life is spent sleeping and dreaming. Fortunately, these states too have long been mainstays on the path to awakening. The ancient practice of Dream Yoga provides a precious opportunity for psychological and sp...

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lopon Liz Monson
Saturday, November 5, 2016  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.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Rod Owens
Sunday, November 6, 2016  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 Art of CompassionThe Art of Compassion
Meditation, Self-Care and Cultivating Sustainable Love
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, November 6, 2016  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (CHIME)

In the ancient wisdom traditions of India, compassion is not only a posture of the heart: It is a way of life. In this one day workshop, we will explore what it means to actually live a life of compassion.

 
The Heart of PracticeThe Heart of Practice
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Wednesday, November 9  5:00 pm - Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Have you ever wondered, "What is the heart of practice?" What makes spiritual practice alive, joyful and transformative?  If you have been turning over these questions in your mind, this might be the retreat for you. In this intensive meditation retreat, we will explore the heart of practice together, through drawi...

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lopon Liz Monson
Saturday, December 3, 2016  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.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, December 4, 2016  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 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...

 
Urban Meditation Retreat in Concord, NHUrban Meditation Retreat in Concord, NH
Discovering the Loving Witness
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, December 11, 2016  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Concord Community Acupuncture

Join us to explore the healing practice of meditation. In this one-day meditation retreat, we will explore the notion of the “loving witness”, an innate part of our mind and heart that witnesses our experiences, emotions and challenges without judgement, avoidance or fear. This loving witness, when cultivated, ca...

 
The Land of DragonsThe Land of Dragons
Pilgrimage to Bhutan
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...