Schedule

The Subtle Discernment of AwarenessThe Subtle Discernment of Awareness
Awakening through Mind, Body and Feelings
with Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Wednesday, August 31  3:00 pm - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 12:00 pm

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...

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Camille Hykes
Friday, September 9  5:30 pm - Sunday, September 11, 2016 12:00 pm

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
Conscience
with Camille Hykes
Sunday, September 11, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This Sunday, we will explore the third of the Seven Qualities of the Noble Person, the quality of "conscience," by considering how this inner voice for truth helps to guide and clarify our daily life activities and interactions with others.

 
Compassionate Care RetreatCompassionate Care Retreat
Contemplative Skills for Health Care Providers
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Saturday, September 24  9:00 am - Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:00 pm

In this two-day workshop, participants will explore different techniques for developing a fresh and healing relationship with the experience of compassion fatigue and burnout that so many health care practitioners face. Willa Miller, PhD. and Liz Monson PhD., will teach contemplative techniques and strategies to enco...

 
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

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 - Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:00 pm

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

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
Integrity
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, October 16, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This Sunday we explore the fourth of the seven Aryan qualities, or the qualities of the Noble Person, the quality of integrity. Integrity in the Buddhist tradition means learning how to live in such a way that one's values and actions are in harmony. So often, in the speed of our daily lives, we may feel too tired or...

 
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

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 YogaDream Yoga
The Art of Lucid Dreaming
with Andrew Holecek , Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Thursday, October 27  3:00 pm - Monday, October 31, 2016 10:00 am

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
with Lopon Liz Monson
Saturday, November 5, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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
Self-discipline
with Lama Rod Owens
Sunday, November 6, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lama Rod will explore the fifth of the seven Aryan qualities, the qualities of the Noble Person, the quality of Self-discipline.

 
The Heart of PracticeThe Heart of Practice
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Wednesday, November 9  5:00 pm - Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:00 am

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 Lopon Liz Monson
Saturday, December 3, 2016  6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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
Enthusiasm
with Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, December 4, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This Sunday we explore the sixth of the seven Aryan qualities, the qualities of the Noble Person, the quality of enthusiasm. Enthusiasm in the Buddhist tradition points to a transformation in how we approach the mundane activities of our daily lives. We all want to feel happy and enthusiastic about what we are doing,...

 
The Arts of Contemplative CareThe Arts of Contemplative Care
A Retreat for Chaplains and Caregivers
with Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Jean Ashland, Janet Yassen, Cheryl A. Giles, PhD, Lama Willa Miller, Ronnie Wilson
Friday, April 21  5:00 pm - Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:00 am

The field of Contemplative Care is a burgeoning area of supplemental training for caregivers in meditative techniques that enhance self-care. We are honored to host one of the foremost pioneers in this field, Roshi Enkyo O'hara of the New York Zen Center of Contemplative Care, to Wonderwell, as our guest teacher this...

 
Brendan Kennedy RetreatBrendan Kennedy Retreat
with Brendan Kennedy
Monday, May 8  5:00 pm - Sunday, May 14, 2017 12:00 pm

Description will be forthcoming in the next few months

 
Yin-Yang Yoga and Meditation RetreatYin-Yang Yoga and Meditation Retreat
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Friday, May 19  5:00 pm - Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:00 pm

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-...

 
Singing the Path Singing the Path
Vajra Songs of Milarepa, Gotsangpa, and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
with Lama Karma Chotso
Friday, May 26  5:00 pm - Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Vajra songs, or dohas, are expressions of enlightenment experienced by a master and, as such, they hold profound meaning. Vajra songs were also sung as teachings for students. As Khenpo Tsultrim once said, “If you can sing this song [of Dharma], slowly your understanding of it will deepen. And singing is a good way...

 
Finding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and WisdomFinding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and Wisdom
with John Makransky, Ph.D
Friday, June 9  4:00 pm - Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:00 pm

In this retreat, we will connect directly to the power of love and wisdom, which penetrate limiting images of self and others by sensing them all in their deep dignity and lovability. On that basis, we will cultivate sustainable, responsive, and active compassion, which can heal, transform and liberate causes of su...

 
NDF Meditation Teachers RetreatNDF Meditation Teachers Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, June 23  5:00 pm - Sunday, June 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Annual retreat for NDF Meditation Teachers and Mitras.