Wonderwell Mountain Refuge hosts seasonal retreats, weekend retreats, monthly gatherings, and long-term retreats, affiliated with Natural Dharma Fellowship (a 501C3 non-profit organization). Our facility also provides space for personal practice retreats, writing retreats, and family retreats. We also host programs offered and our sister organization Foundation for Active Compassion (also a 501C3 non-profit) and by our affiliate teachers Lama John Makransky, Brendan Kennedy and Charles Genoud.
Work study and scholarship options are available for almost every retreat and offered on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested please fill out the Work-study application during the registration for the retreat you wish to participate in.
3rd Party Retreats:
Personal Retreats at Wonderwell:
Many appreciate the building and grounds at Wonderwell as an ideal container for resting and restoring, as well as to gather attentions towards creative endeavors. Opportunities for personal retreat are available throughout the year. During your retreat you may also participate in the residential practice community at Wonderwell and you may request interviews with any of the teachers in residence. See Personal Retreats at Wonderwell for more information.
Sangha Practice Weekends:
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. Please contact us to preregister for the overnight accommodations. Opportunities to volunteer in the mandala garden or the vegetable garden are also available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The day is reserved for solo practice, and the public spaces and grounds are open for silent reflection, reading, walks, and meditation. Please view the schedule of events for more information.
The refuge is also open daily during non-group retreat times as an ideal environment for studying, meditation and quiet reflection. Please contact us if you would like to come for a few hours during the day. This is an offering free of charge, though donations are appreciated.