Schedule

Second Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship DathunSecond Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Dathun
Month-long Practice Intensive
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Camille Hykes
Thursday, July 7  4:00 pm - Tuesday, August 2, 2016 11:00 am

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship's sangha for the Second 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.

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Kathe Mckenna
Saturday, August 6, 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
Contentment
with Kathe Mckenna
Sunday, August 7, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This Sunday continues our exploration of the Seven Qualities of the Spiritual Person, this time exploring the nature of contentment on the Buddhist path.

 
FAC Innate Compassion Facilitators TrainingFAC Innate Compassion Facilitators Training
with John Makransky, Brooke D. Lavelle
Monday, August 8  3:00 pm - Sunday, August 14, 2016 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...

 
The Subtle Discernment of Awareness: Awakening through Mind, Body and FeelingsThe Subtle Discernment of Awareness: Awakening through Mind, Body and Feelings
An advanced meditation retreat co-sponsored by the Foundation for Active Compassion and Natural Dharma Fellowship
with Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Wednesday, August 31  4:00 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
Saturday, September 10, 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
with Lama Samten
Sunday, September 11, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

 
Nature's Pure AwarenessNature's Pure Awareness
with Lopon Elizabeth Monson, Bob Morrison, and Facilitator Dan Gilner
Thursday, September 15  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:00 pm

In this retreat, we enter into and engage with the innate power of the natural world to support and develop our ability to rest in natural mind. Using our five senses and a range of different meditation practices, we learn to increase the recognition of our deep interconnectedness with the environment. Through recogn...

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

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

 
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 Yoga: The Art of Lucid DreamingDream 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
, 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
with Lama Rod Owens
Sunday, November 6, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

 
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 Lama Willa Miller, 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
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson
Sunday, December 4, 2016  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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