Schedule

Pristine MindPristine Mind
A Weekend Meditation Retreat
with Khenpo Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Saturday, June 25  10:00 am - Sunday, June 26, 2016 4:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche for a weekend retreat exploring the pristine nature of the mind. Rinpoche will guide participants to explore how to distinguish between ordinary mind, with its thoughts, feelings and mental events, and Pristine Mind, a deep inner refuge that we can access at any time. Using simple languag...

 
Our Pristine MindOur Pristine Mind
Dharma Teaching and Booksigning
with Khenpo Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Tuesday, June 28, 2016  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House Longfellow Park

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship in welcoming Orgyen Chowang Rinopche for his annual visit to Boston. Rinpoche will be teaching from his new book Our Pristine Mind (Shambhala Publications 2016), exploring how to distinguish between ordinary mind, with its thoughts, feelings and mental events, and Pristine Mind, a deep ...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Bob Morrison
Tuesday, July 5, 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...

 
Second Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship DathunSecond Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Dathun
Month-long Practice Intensive
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Camille Hykes
Thursday, July 7  4:00 pm - Tuesday, August 2, 2016 11:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship's sangha for the Second 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.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
To be announced.
with Lama Joe Szep
Tuesday, July 19, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Watch this space.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
To be announced.
with Lama Samten Bryn Dawson
Tuesday, July 26, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To be announced.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
To be announced.
with Lama Samten Bryn Dawson
Tuesday, August 2, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To be announced.

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Saturday, August 6, 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
Contentment
with Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, August 7, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This Sunday continues our exploration of the Seven Qualities of the Spiritual Person, this time exploring the nature of contentment on the Buddhist path.

 
FAC Innate Compassion Facilitators TrainingFAC Innate Compassion Facilitators Training
with John Makransky, Brooke D. Lavelle
Monday, August 8  10:00 am - Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:00 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
Nothing to lose.
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, August 9, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Join Lama Willa and Natural Dharma Fellowship Sangha for an evening of meditation and Dharma. This evening we will explore what it means to rely on the wisdom of present wakefulness. When we decide to enter into an intimate relationship with our own wakeful being, the phenomena of “loss” takes on new meaning. Whe...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Laura Howell
Tuesday, August 16, 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...

 
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.

 
Tuesday Night Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
To be determined.
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, August 30, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To be announced.

 
The Subtle Discernment of Awareness: Awakening through Mind, Body and FeelingsThe Subtle Discernment of Awareness: Awakening through Mind, Body and Feelings
An advanced meditation retreat
with Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Wednesday, August 31  - Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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
with Lama Samten
Sunday, September 11, 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.

 
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 Elizabeth Monson, Bob Morrison
Thursday, September 15  10:00 am - Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:00 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 Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
To be determined.
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, September 20, 2016  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To be announced.

 
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 - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:00 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 Yoga: The Art of Lucid DreamingDream Yoga: The Art of Lucid Dreaming
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Andrew Holecek
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
, 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 Heart of PracticeThe Heart of Practice
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Monday, November 7  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 Lama Willa Miller, 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 Lama Willa Miller, 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.