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How to Connect

Live in the area, and want to connect with Wonderwell Mountain Refuge regularly? If you are new to us, and wish to see what we offer, there are several easy ways to connect, meet us and taste our programming. Please join us for the following ongoing events:

Sunrise Meditation and Community Breakfast: Most week-day mornings join residents and local community from 7:00 to 7:45 AM for a "Zendo" style meditation. This is an 45 minute meditation session including a brief period of liturgy and walking meditation. Following the practice, a simple breakfast is offered, 7:45 to 8:30 AM.

Monday Night Meditation: Join us on Monday nights for guided meditation and instruction. This ongoing meeting is suitable for beginners (all levels welcome) and is open to anyone interested in learning the practice of meditation, or deepening in a practice they already have. Feel free to come early to hang our with us informally, between 6 and 7pm, for tea, and also feel free to bring your own dinner if you wish. We have an oven and microwave for heating things up.  At 7 pm the resident teacher will offer a meditation and dharma talk. You are welcome to join us or all or any one part of the evenings activities.

Dharma Sundays: Once a month (most months), Wonderwell offers a day of meditation, prayer and dharma teaching (equivalent of a "sermon"), which is open to the community. Dharma Sunday runs from 10am-2pm, and includes silent meditation practice, a teaching on Buddhist practice, and a community potluck. Everyone is welcome! For more information about a particular Sunday see our CalendarThe date of Dharma Sunday varies from month to month: Please check the calendar!

Yoga Classes: 

Wisdom Yoga – This gentle practice combines qi gong and hatha yoga asanas to emphasize tuning into the wisdom of the body. TUESDAYS / THURSDAYS 9:00 to 10:30 AM through November 11th 2014 (Schedule will resume December 1st)

Sivinanda Yoga – Explore pranayama (subtle body breathing practice), asana, and meditation in this 90 minute class. TUESDAYS 5:30 to 7:00 PM through December 2014

Solar-Lunar Yoga – A session to exhale the day and reconnect to the inner well of being. Classes will start with warming and strengthening and conclude with restful yin poses. MONDAYS 5:15 to 6:30 pm Ongoing

WEDNESDAY evening class is also available. If you are interested in this option, please RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If it will be your first time to a class please arrive 10 minutes early. Please sign up for the yoga mailing list via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

All of the above are offered freely. The practice of "paying it forward" is always welcome, and a donation in accord with your means is tax deductible. All proceeds go to the ongoing maintenance and restoration of the refuge. 

 

Retreats: Wonderwell offers special events and retreats, ranging from weekend retreats to week-long retreats. If you are local, you can attend many of these events as a commuter, and stay at home, saving the cost of lodging. Some of our annual offerings include meditation retreats, art retreats (including art instruction), writing retreats, retreats for health-care professionals, and retreats for psychotherapists. Please check our calendar pages frequently for updates, as we do not yet have a newsletter or regular mailings.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Participate in the care and development of Wonderwell house and grounds. Each week a variety of "working meditation" opportunities are available. Please inquire by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contacts    

Lama Willa Miller, Spiritual Director

Lama Samten Dawson, Managing Teacher:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Berry Shepherd, Retreat Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donna Lewandowski, Kitchen Manager:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wonderwell staff can be reached Monday-Friday 8 AM to 6 PM via (603) 763-0204.

Mailing List
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Addresses

Please send any payments or monetary donations directly to Wonderwell's Treasurer:

Natural Dharma Fellowship

c/o Phil Malloy
11 Blueberry Hill Rd.
Andover, MA 01810

Mail delivery is limited in Springfield, please use the following in place of our physical address:

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
Box 324
Springfield, NH 03284