Schedule

Living with DyingLiving with Dying
A Retreat for Clinician Resilience, Compassion and Mindful Self-Care
with Cheryl A. Giles, Barbara Waldorf, Chris Berlin, Jonna Goulding, Jean Ashland
Friday, April 21  5:30 pm - Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:00 pm

This retreat will provide palliative and end-of-life care professionals (RN, SW, MD, chaplains, volunteers) a restorative weekend of mindful self-care practices in the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire to foster resilience in working with the dying. Emphasis will be given to developing tools for self-care through ...

 
Embodied AwakeningEmbodied Awakening
Discovering the Body as Your Temple
with Lama Willa Miller
Monday, April 24  5:00 pm - Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:00 am

"Great wisdom lives in the body"….Thus states the Hevajra Tantra. The yogic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism teach that the body is a sacred space, capable of waking us up physically, energetically and spiritually. Yet, the body is often neglected in the life of many spiritual practitioners. In this five day meditatio...

 
Dharma Sunday Dharma Sunday
with Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, April 30, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Brendan Kennedy RetreatBrendan Kennedy Retreat
with Brendan Kennedy
Sunday, May 7  5:00 pm - Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:00 pm

This present mind, if it is absolutely not any thing is the Nature of Mind, which is in line with Longchen Rabjam’s statement: “The mind itself is the Dharmakaya”. The mind itself is not any thing.

For most of us the mind is some thing subtly and grossly, unconsciously and consciously. It is mixed ...

 
Pilgrimage to BhutanPilgrimage to Bhutan
Hidden Lands, Hidden Yogis
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Jetsun Deleplanque
Friday, May 19  - Friday, June 2, 2017

Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Known as “the last Shangrila”, Bhutan—isolated from its neighbors by high mountains and rugged jungle—has preserved its culture, natural beauty, language, and religious traditions largely resisting forces of industriali...

 
Divine Mother Energy - Yoga and Meditation Retreat for WomenDivine Mother Energy - Yoga and Meditation Retreat for Women
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Friday, May 19  5:00 pm - Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:00 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...

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lama Karma Chotso
Friday, June 2  5:30 pm - Sunday, June 4, 2017 1:00 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
with Lama Karma Chotso
Sunday, June 4, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Finding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and WisdomFinding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and Wisdom
with Lama John Makransky, Ph.D
Thursday, June 8  4:00 pm - Wednesday, June 14, 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
The Art of Wise Communication
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Dan Clurman, and the teachers and mentors of NDF
Friday, June 23  5:00 pm - Sunday, June 25, 2017 12:00 pm

The theme for the NDF Teacher’s Retreat 2017 is wise communication. Joining us will be communications coach Dan Clurman, associate professor in the School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. Dan is also a spiritual seeker with many years of experience in meditation. In addition to our annual...

 
Third Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship DathunThird Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Dathun
Month-long Practice Intensive
Friday, June 30  4:00 pm - Monday, July 31, 2017 11:00 am

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship's sangha for the Third 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.

Coming Unstuck: Reclaiming Joy in Our Practice
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Elizabeth Monson
Friday, June 30  3:00 pm - Monday, July 3, 2017 12:00 pm

The practice of meditation requires discipline and commitment. For many of us, after years of practicing, meditation becomes a task that we undertake more from a sense of obligation than from a sense of sincere interest. This change can creep up on us until our meditation practice has dwindled or vanished. When we do...

The Spark of Freedom
Margha Summer Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Elizabeth Monson, Camille Hykes
Wednesday, July 5  5:00 pm - Tuesday, July 11, 2017 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...

Practicing the Vajrayana
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Lama Karma Chotso
Friday, July 14  3:00 pm - Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 pm

What are the vital points of Vajrayana Buddhism? In this week-long intensive, we will explore different dimensions of the vibrant tradition of the Vajrayana, the branch of Buddhism extending from the Himalayan Regions of South Asia. We will explore more of the Vajrayana’s key features, such as:

  • Reverenc...
Vajrayana Level III: The Yoga of Luminosity
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama Karma Chotso
Sunday, July 23  4:00 pm - Monday, July 31, 2017 11:00 am

This retreat is restricted to practitioners of the Six Yogas of Naropa who have already received transmission.

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Kathe Mckenna
Friday, August 4  5:30 pm - Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:00 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
with Kathe Mckenna
Sunday, August 6  10:00 am - Sunday, August 6, 2017 2:00 pm

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Family RetreatFamily Retreat
with Lopon Elizabeth Monson, Andria L. Whited, Chuck Beardsley
Thursday, August 10  5:00 pm - Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Join us for a Family Retreat Weekend. 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 family (gardening, co...

 
Hollow Bamboo DharmaHollow Bamboo Dharma
A 7 Day Meditation Retreat
with Will Johnson
Thursday, August 17  5:00 pm - Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:00 pm

In the practice of meditation, what we do with our body is every bit as important as what we do with our mind. The primary focus of this intensive meditation retreat will be in exploring the conditions of body that naturally catalyze the ever deepening process of meditational inquiry. As a guide to practice, we wil...

 
SCT Teacher Training ProgramSCT Teacher Training Program
with John Makransky, Brooke D. Lavelle
Tuesday, August 29  3:00 pm - Monday, September 4, 2017 1:00 pm

Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT) is a contemplative method designed to empower people who work in all areas of care and service. SCT is designed to help people realize a power of unconditional care from within that is deeply healing and sustaining, that makes them more fully present to self and others, and tha...

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Camille Hykes
Friday, September 8  5:30 pm - Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:00 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
with Camille Hykes
Sunday, September 10, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Write Meditation RetreatWrite Meditation Retreat
with Philip Osgood
Thursday, September 14  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 17, 2017 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.

 
Living with DyingLiving with Dying
with Cheryl A. Giles, Jonna Goulding, Chris Berlin, Barbara Waldorf
Friday, September 22  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:00 pm

This retreat will provide palliative and end-of-life care professionals (RN, SW, MD, chaplains, volunteers) a restorative weekend of mindful self-care practices in the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire to foster resilience in working with the dying. Emphasis will be given to developing tools for self-care through ...

 
The Art of Relating MindfullyThe Art of Relating Mindfully
Freshening up our Relationship
with Bill Morgan, PsyD, Susan Morgan, CNS
Friday, September 29  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:00 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,...

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lopon Elizabeth Monson
Friday, October 6  5:30 pm - Sunday, October 8, 2017 1:00 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
with Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, October 8, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Dark Goddess Yoga and Meditation Retreat for WomenDark Goddess Yoga and Meditation Retreat for Women
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Thursday, October 12  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:00 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-...

 
Wild Body, Wild Mind Wild Body, Wild Mind
Finding the Inspiration for Meditation Practice in the Temple of the Natural World
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Tuesday, October 17  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:00 pm

In this deep meditation retreat, we will explore the intersection between formal meditation practice and engagement with the natural world as a potent means for deepening in our understanding and recognition of the natural state. By working with perception, the five senses, and phenomena we can come into harmony with...

 
Wisdom of the BodyWisdom of the Body
with Rose Taylor Goldfield, Lama Willa Miller
Thursday, October 26  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:00 pm

The yogic tradition of Buddhism teaches that the body is a sacred space, capable of waking us up physically, energetically and spiritually. In this five day meditation retreat, join Rose Taylor Goldfield, author of Training the Wisdom Body (Shambhala, 2013), and Lama Willa Miller, author of The Wakeful Body (upcoming...

 
Finding a Still Point in the Spinning WorldFinding a Still Point in the Spinning World
A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
with Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, November 3  4:00 pm - Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:00 pm

This weekend retreat offers an opportunity for both experienced and beginning mindfulness meditators to develop and deepen their practice. We will explore the foundations of the mindfulness tradition through an experiential approach to working with body, sensations, mind, and phenomena. By engaging with the experient...

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, November 10  5:30 pm - Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:00 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
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, November 12, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Bob Morrison
Friday, December 1  5:30 pm - Sunday, December 3, 2017 1:00 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
with Bob Morrison
Sunday, December 3, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

 
Finding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and WisdomFinding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and Wisdom
with Lama John Makransky, Ph.D
Friday, December 8  4:00 pm - Sunday, December 10, 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...