Meditation Retreat

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Annual Winter Meditation Intensive – January 2018

With Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Lama John Makransky, Lama Joe Szep, Kathe McKenna, Elizabeth Callahan, Bill Morgan, Susan Morgan, Bob Morrison, Jane Moss, Jane Burdick, Laura Howell and Janine Grillo-Marra

Flexible Dates
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We are delighted to announce Wonderwell’s first ever Winter Meditation Intensive (Dathun)! There is nothing quite like beginning the new year with deep meditation practice in community, encircled by the quiet beauty of snow-covered mountains. Join us this January as we explore "The Heart of Practice," how to engage, sustain and deepen into the vibrant […]

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Great Pond Sangha Retreat

March 2 - 4, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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Mind-Training According to The Bodhisattva’s Way for Life: Ancient Wisdom for Tumultuous Times

With Acharya Lama Gursam Rinpoche

March 9 - 11, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Acharya Lama Gursam Rinpoche for a weekend of instruction on mind-training and Buddhist ethics through close study of the classic text The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by Shantideva. This profound classic, often quoted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as one of most important influences on his life and teachings, describes the ethical orientation of the Bodhisattva […]

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Foundations for Cutting Through to Pristine Awareness

With Doug Veenhof

March 15 - 19, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This four-day immersion in Dzogchen, Tibetan Buddhism’s “Great Perfection,” will explore both the fundamental view and meditations that power insights to cut through the fog of illusory appearances to pristine awareness. Teaching sessions in the morning, afternoon, and evening introduce practical meditation instruction and tips suitable for all levels and outline this exhilarating philosophy of […]

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For the Love of Wisdom

With Anam Thubten and Willa Miller

April 9 - 13, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We might think of wisdom and love as two very different concepts, but in the view of the great perfection, they are united as the luminous expanse of our own awareness.  Join Anam Thubten and Willa Miller for a five-day residential meditation retreat exploring the role of love and wisdom on the path of awakening.  […]

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April Open Practice Weekend

With Lopon Liz Monson

April 27 - 29, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Enjoy a 24 hour silent meditation retreat or come for the full weekend, including Dharma Sunday. Open practice weekends at Wonderwell are opportunities for beginning and experienced meditators to deepen their practice, participate in group meditation sessions, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell, and to connect with teachers-in-residence with opportunities for private […]

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Brendan Kennedy Retreat

With Brendan Kennedy

May 7 - 13, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We might think of wisdom and love as two very different concepts, but in the view of the great perfection, they are united as the luminous expanse of our own awareness.  Join Anam Thubten and Willa Miller for a five-day residential meditation retreat exploring the role of love and wisdom on the path of awakening.  […]

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The Compassionate Body: Yoga & Meditation Retreat for Women

With Janine Grillo-Marra

May 18 - 20, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

How do we relate to our bodies? How do our bodies move through Life? Through yin-yang yoga and other movement practices, meditation and social silence we learn to open and deepen to the possibility that compassion is naturally present in our bodies and that we can meet the body […]

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Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Teacher’s Retreat: Spontaneity, Vulnerability and Confidence

With Lama Willa Miller and Lopon Liz Monson

May 25 - 27, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

NDF Core Meditation Teachers are required to attend this retreat annually.  Mitras, Visiting Teachers and Contemplative Care Instructors are not required to do so, but we very much hope everyone can join. For curriculum inquires, please email Lopon Liz Monson:  elizabeth@naturaldharma.org   Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Full Calendar

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June Open Practice Weekend

With Lama Willa Miller

June 1 - 3, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Enjoy a 24 hour silent meditation retreat or come for the full weekend, including Dharma Sunday. Open practice weekends at Wonderwell are opportunities for beginning and experienced meditators to deepen their practice, participate in group meditation sessions, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell, and to connect with teachers-in-residence with opportunities for private […]

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The Art of Dying: Tibetan Practices of Liberation

With Lama Willa Miller and Lopon Liz Monson

June 6 - 10, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Death is a topic that we often shy away from, and its realities are hidden in our cultural context. Yet the Buddha taught that contemplating death is a practice of liberation - one that vastly enhances the quality of our life. By looking directly at death, we access our appreciation and joy for this human […]

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2018 Finding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and Wisdom

With Lama John Makransky, Bob Morrison and Julie Forsythe

June 16 - 23, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In this retreat, we will connect directly to innate capacities of love and wisdom in the deep nature of our minds, to cut through our reductive labels of self and others by sensing them in their deep dignity and potential, in their buddha nature. On that basis, we will cultivate compassion and wisdom as a […]

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Annual Summer Meditation Intensive—July 2018

With Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Lama John Makransky, Lama Karma Chotso, Brendan Kennedy, Camille Hykes, Bob Morrison and Kathe McKenna

Flexible Dates
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We are delighted to announce Wonderwell’s Summer Meditation Intensive (Dathun)! We invite you to join us in the land of rolling green hills and sparkling lakes for a period of deep meditation in community. Join us this July as we explore “The Power of Compassion,” how to release, relax and renounce the difficult habits that […]

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The Wakeful Body

With Lama Willa Miller

September 5 - 9, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We might think of wisdom and love as two very different concepts, but in the view of the great perfection, they are united as the luminous expanse of our own awareness.  Join Anam Thubten and Willa Miller for a five-day residential meditation retreat exploring the role of love and wisdom on the path of awakening.  […]

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Ecodharma: Buddhism in the Endtimes

With David Loy, PhD

September 21 - 23, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The ecological crisis is the greatest challenge that humanity as ever faced. What do Buddhist teachings offer that can help us understand and respond appropriately? And what does the eco-crisis imply about how we understand and practice Buddhism?   Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Full Calendar

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The Art of Relating Mindfully

With Bill Morgan and Susan Morgan

September 28 - 30, 2018
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, they need to be watered, […]

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The Four Noble Truths: An Insight Dialogue Retreat

With Gregory Kramer and Janet Surrey

October 5 - 8, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We might think of wisdom and love as two very different concepts, but in the view of the great perfection, they are united as the luminous expanse of our own awareness.  Join Anam Thubten and Willa Miller for a five-day residential meditation retreat exploring the role of love and wisdom on the path of awakening.  […]

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Gesture of Awareness

With Charles Genoud

October 9 - 15, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Gesture of Awareness is a meditative approach to presence. What is at stake in this practice is not what we are doing or how we are doing anything but simply being. This can be explored in simple movements or gesture, in taking a step, in the contact with another person or in the awareness of […]

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Waking Up in the Wild

With Lopon Liz Monson and Lama Willa Miller

October 18 - 23, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

  From the Buddha to the Dzogchen yogis of Tibet, ancient masters have long relied on the power of the natural world to nurture peace and awaken insight. Following their example, we too can develop and deepen a “practice of the wild” by learning to commune with and receive teachings from the natural world. Join Lopon […]

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November Margha Graduation Weekend

With Lama Willa Miller and Lopon Liz Monson

November 2 - 4, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

  More details on this weekend to come later in the year. Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Full Calendar

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The Authentic Body: Yoga & Meditation Retreat for Women

With Janine Grillo-Marra

November 9 - 12, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

What is it like to be truly comfortable in one’s own skin? How does it look and feel? Through yin-yang yoga and other movement practices, meditation and social silence we will explore what this means – to completely and wholeheartedly own all parts of ourselves in an embodied way. […]

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Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

With Kristy Arbon

November 15 - 18, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This workshop retreat covers the core skills from the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. Self-compassion: What is It? Self-compassion is the emotional attitude of bringing kindness to ourselves when things go wrong in our lives. Most of us easily treat our friends and loved ones with warmth, tenderness and […]

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Radically Happy

With Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche

November 30 - December 2, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

  Rinpoche will be teaching from his new book, Radically Happy.   Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Full Calendar

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Transmitting the Blessing of Compassion

With Lama John Makransky and Lopon Liz Monson

December 7 - 9, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In this weekend program, Lama John Makransky and Lopon Liz Monson will explore how practicing compassion and receiving blessings work in tandem to help us access our deepest nature of loving-kindness and wisdom. By deepening our receptivity to love and compassion, we discover that compassion and wisdom are intrinsically part of who we are.  And […]