Schedule

Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Doing Nothing: The experience of meditation with no striving
with Lama David Miller
Tuesday, June 2  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche once described meditation as "doing nothing". In this teaching and discussion will we be exploring the experience of dropping the techniques that we usually rely on in meditation and what happens when we simply rest the mind without striving.

 
Breathing Through the Whole BodyBreathing Through the Whole Body
with Will Johnson
Friday, June 5  5:00 pm - Sunday, June 14, 2015 10:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Part of Natural Dharma Fellowship's Body Series, Will Johnson introduces us to his unique modality, Breathing Through the Whole Body. This embodied Mahamudra retreat incorporates meditation, movement and bodywork to unleash the potential for freedom in the body-mind continuum. In this 10-day retreat participants will...

 
Tuesday Night Teachings Tuesday Night Teachings
To be announced
with Lama Joe Szep
Tuesday, June 9  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To be announced

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Jane Moss
Tuesday, June 16  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...

 
Miraculous ExpressionMiraculous Expression
Natural Meditation and the Creative Process
with Hojin Osho Kimmel, Lama Samten Drolma
Thursday, June 18  5:00 pm - Sunday, June 21, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In this 4-day exploration Hojin Osho and Lama Samten will offer opportunities to enter deeply into creative practice. The natural environment of Wonderwell’s forest and fields along with the sky and mountains will figure prominently within the process. Instruction in zazen meditation and yoga will also be offered a...

 
Embodied CompassionEmbodied Compassion
Buddhist Practices for Awakening the Heart
with Lama Willa Miller, Bill Morgan, Susan Morgan
Friday, June 19  - Monday, June 22, 2015
Kripalu Yoga and Retreat Center

Learn to access the compassion that lives below the surface of your thoughts and feelings. This inherent compassion is a source of strength and resilience, with the possibility to heal, restore, and even free you from suffering. Real compassion is not a state of the heart that drains you of energy. It is energizing r...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Merging with Enlightenment Through The Seven Line Prayer of Guru Rinpoche
with Khenpo Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Tuesday, June 23  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To connect with something larger than ourselves is a very powerful experience. Whether we connect with that which is positive or negative has a big impact on us. Connection, is the avenue through which we enter into samsara or nirvana. To reach enlightenment, we must come into relationship with with enlightenment. Th...

 
Benefit Concert For Nepal Earthquake ReliefBenefit Concert For Nepal Earthquake Relief
with Roseminna Watson & Jillian Bloom
Wednesday, June 24  6:45 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Natural Dharma Fellowship invites all to attend a benefit concert in the Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Great Hall. Two young up and coming classically trained musicians will offer a performance to raise funds for the victims of the recent Himalayan earthquakes. Light refreshments will be provided as well as opportunitie...

 
Longchenpa's Vajra SongsLongchenpa's Vajra Songs
Sangha Weekend
with Khenpo Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Friday, June 26  - Sunday, June 28, 2015
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

These Vajra Songs provide instructions for dealing with all kinds of challenges on our spiritual path and for celebrating mental and emotional experiences with an extraordinary state of mind.

Longchenpa’s Vajra Songs introduce us to how to perceive everything that arises, both within our minds and in the ou...
 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Vajra Songs of Longchenpa
with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Sunday, June 28 
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join us for a morning of meditation, contemplation, and study followed by a community potluck.

 
First Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship DathunFirst Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Dathun
Month-long Practice Intensive
Tuesday, June 30  4:00 pm - Friday, July 31, 2015 11:00 am
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship's sangha for the First 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.

The Spark of Freedom
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Camille Hykes, Lama Samten Drolma
Tuesday, June 30  4:00 pm - Sunday, July 5, 2015 11:00 am

What sparks freedom of mind and how do we sustain freedom, once we experience a taste of it? In this weeklong meditation retreat, we will explore diverse methods of practice that spark insight (vipassana) into the heart-mind's stable and luminous nature. We will especially explore the role of the body in catalyzing a...

Love, Compassion and Wisdom
with Lama John Makransky, Bob Morrison, Julie Forsythe, Lama Samten Drolma
Monday, July 6  4:00 pm - Friday, July 10, 2015 11:00 am

The integration of love and wisdom is the essence of enlightenment. Join us for a week of deepening in the meditations of love, compassion and wisdom, with daily teachings from Lama John Makransky and meditations guided by his co-teachers Julie Forsythe and Bob Morrison. The retreat includes noble silence, a structur...

The Spark of Freedom
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Camille Hykes, Lama Samten Drolma
Saturday, July 11  4:00 pm - Thursday, July 16, 2015 11:00 am

What sparks freedom of mind and how do we sustain freedom, once we experience a taste of it? In this weeklong meditation retreat, we will explore diverse methods of practice that spark insight (vipassana) into the heart-mind's stable and luminous nature. We will especially explore the role of the body in catalyzing a...

Vajrayana
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Lama Karma Chotso, Lama Samten Drolma, Lama Rod Owens, Joel & Michelle Levey
Friday, July 17  4:00 pm - Friday, July 24, 2015 11:00 am

This weeklong retreat is designed to support students in the practice of Vajrayana, with an emphasis on ngondro and yidam practice. Qualified resident teachers are available to lead practice, offer personal practice guidance and give transmissions as appropriate (Resident teachers specialize in the practices of ngond...

Vajrayana Level 3
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Lama Karma Chotso, Lama Samten Drolma, Lama Rod Owens
Saturday, July 25  4:00 pm - Friday, July 31, 2015 11:00 am

This retreat is Part Two of the transmission of Tummo, the first of the Six Yogas of Naropa.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Open Hands, Open Heart
with Lama Samten Bryn Dawson
Tuesday, June 30  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

With Lama Samten we will explore embodied receptivity and attention to the way in which we can join with our innate resource for wisdom and compassion.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Open Heart Open Eyes
with Lama Samten Bryn Dawson
Tuesday, July 7  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

With Lama Samten we will explore embodied attention through the skillful means of diety visualization and mantra recitation, in the path of Vajrayana.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
To be announced
with Lama David Miller
Tuesday, July 14  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To be announced.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Bob Morrison
Tuesday, July 21  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 TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, July 28  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Lama Rod will continue his series on practice during periods of turbulence and apparent social injustice.

 
The Art of ConsciousnessThe Art of Consciousness
A Retreat for Professional Artists
with Ernesto Pujol
Tuesday, August 4  5:00 pm - Sunday, August 9, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This six-day retreat has been curated for those who identify as artists by profession. Combining the monastic styles of the East and the West, performance artist and meditation teacher Ernesto Pujol will wisely guide participants in "The Art of Consciousness" through an experience of the self and no-self. An ideal re...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Equal Taste
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, August 4  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

The Yoga of Equal Taste teaches that, while life seems to be a series of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, highs and lows, there is a thread of deep continuity running through it. In other words, joy and sorrow, rather than being entirely different, have an element of equal taste. To find that place of equal taste is ...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
with Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, August 11  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Lama Rod will continue his series on practice during periods of turbulence and apparent social injustice.

 
Family RetreatFamily Retreat
Friday, August 21  5:00 pm - Sunday, August 23, 2015 1:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join us for a Family Retreat Weekend August 21-23, 2015. 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 fa...

 
Change From WithinChange From Within
with Anam Thubten
Monday, August 24  7:30 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

When we see all the unending problems in the world at large and in our own lives, we naturally wish that things would change for the better. Often we try to come up with solutions by changing external circumstances. This frequently leaves us disappointed. True change comes from inside of each of us.

 
The Grace of DisillusionmentThe Grace of Disillusionment
Discovering Wakefulness on a Winding Path
with Lama Willa Miller, Leah Chyten
Friday, September 4  8:00 pm - Sunday, September 6, 2015 3:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Anyone on a spiritual path for longer than a month has likely experienced the pang of disillusionment. Even though we may believe the project of seeking peace is straightforward, our inner personality patterns and real outer conditions eventually challenge this assumption. First, we bring to the path longings, wishes...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Non-Meditation
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, September 8  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

A wise teacher once said, "What is the secret to meditation? That’s easy—don’t meditate.” When we sit down to meditate, we arrive on our our cushion with an agenda, an idea of what we going to achieve and accomplish, as well as fears about what we might not achieve and accomplish. This attitude is not restric...

 
Discovering the Heart of the PathDiscovering the Heart of the Path
The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
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

The great enlightened master Gampopa taught that as we walk the path to freedom, we must pass through four stages. First, the mind turns towards the dharma. Second, the dharma is taken onto the path. Third, the path dispels confusion. And finally, confusion itself dawns as wisdom. In this intensive weekend retreat, T...

 
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

Gesture of Awarenes is a meditation of inquiry and mindfulness, based mainly on awareness through sensations of the body. The practice of Qigong invites us to experience our natural, integrated wholeness through awareness of intention, gentle movement, breath and posture. This retreat with Charles Genoud and Pet...

 
Write Meditation RetreatWrite Meditation Retreat
with Philip Osgood
Friday, October 16  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 18, 2015 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.

 
Yin-Yang Yoga and Meditation RetreatYin-Yang Yoga and Meditation Retreat
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Thursday, October 22  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 25, 2015 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...

 
The Art of Relating MindfullyThe Art of Relating Mindfully
Freshening up our Relationship
with Bill Morgan, PsyD, Susan Morgan, CNS
Friday, November 13  5:00 pm - Sunday, November 15, 2015 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,...

 
The Wisdom of AgingThe Wisdom of Aging
Awakening More Deeply As We Grow Older
with Julie Forsythe, Anastra Madden, Jane Moss, Bob Morrison
Thursday, November 19  5:00 pm - Sunday, November 22, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

As we move into our 60th year and beyond, the reality of aging increasingly comes to bear on our inner experience and view of ourselves, others and the world. The aging process may become more pronounced for those who experience incremental loss of energy, stamina and resiliency. Others may be visited by illnesses ...

 
The Jewel of AwarenessThe Jewel of Awareness
with Lama Willa Miller
Saturday, November 28  - Monday, November 30, 2015
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 embark on the path of meditation with an attitude of striving and searching. As we strive and search for peace, we often bring to the path the same thirst and ...

 
Residential New Year RetreatResidential New Year Retreat
with Anam Thubten, Lama Willa Miller
Monday, January 11  5:00 pm - Friday, January 15, 2016 1:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

More information about the retreat will be forthcoming