Schedule

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 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,...

 
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 WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon 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 Sunday / Natural Dharma Fellowship's Annual MeetingDharma Sunday / Natural Dharma Fellowship's Annual Meeting
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 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-...

 
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 WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, November 4  6:30 am - Sunday, November 6, 2016 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 WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
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,...

 
Natural Dharma's Annual Winter RetreatNatural Dharma's Annual Winter Retreat
The Power of Original Wisdom
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Bob Morrison, Camille Hykes
Monday, January 2  5:00 pm - Monday, January 9, 2017 2:00 pm

This year’s Winter Retreat is a joining together of community to deepen—through meditation and teachings—in our innate original wisdom. This week-long retreat, guided by Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Bob Morrison and Camille Hykes will focus on transformative practices that allow us to directly access th...

 
Living with DyingLiving with Dying
with Cheryl A. Giles, PhD, Jean Ashland, Lama Willa Miller
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. Natural Dharma Fellowship's contemplative care teaching team includes Cheryl Giles, PsyD, Lama Willa Miller, PhD and Jean Ashland, PhD.

 
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 favor of cultivating st...

 
Dharma Sunday OnlineDharma Sunday Online
TBA
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, April 30, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Description forthcoming

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

Description will be forthcoming in the next few months

 
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...

 
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...

 
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
TBA
with Lama Karma Chotso
Sunday, June 4, 2017  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.

 
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
Communications Skills
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.

 
Third Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship DathunThird Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Dathun
Month-long Practice Intensive
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Elizabeth Monson
Friday, June 30  4:00 pm - Thursday, August 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.

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lopon Elizabeth Monson
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
TBA
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, August 6, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Description forthcoming

 
Family RetreatFamily Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller, 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...

 
Breathing Through the Whole BodyBreathing Through the Whole Body
with Will Johnson
Thursday, August 17  5:00 pm - Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:00 pm

Part of Natural Dharma Fellowship's Body Series, Will Johnson introduces us to his unique modality, Breathing Through the Whole Body. This embodied Mahamudra retreat incorporates meditation, movement and bodywork to unleash the potential for freedom in the body-mind continuum. In this 8-day retreat participants will ...

 
SCT Teacher Training ProgramSCT Teacher Training Program
with John Makransky, Brooke D. Lavelle
Friday, August 25  3:00 pm - Thursday, August 31, 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 Lopon Elizabeth Monson
Friday, September 1  5:30 pm - Sunday, September 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
TBA
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, September 3, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Description forthcoming

 
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, PhD, Jean Ashland, Lama Willa Miller
Friday, September 22  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:00 pm

The field of Contemplative Care is a burgeoning area of supplemental training for caregivers in meditative techniques that enhance self-care. Natural Dharma Fellowship's contemplative care teaching team includes Cheryl Giles, PsyD, Lama Willa Miller, PhD and Jean Ashland, PhD.

 
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
TBA
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, October 8, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Description forthcoming

 
Yin-Yang Yoga and Meditation RetreatYin-Yang Yoga and Meditation Retreat
with Janine Grillo-Marra
Thursday, October 12  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 15, 2017 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-...

 
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
Wednesday, October 18  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 Body Lujong: Tibetan YogaWisdom Body Lujong: Tibetan Yoga
with Rose Taylor Goldfield, Ari Goldfield
Friday, October 27  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Wisdom Body Lujong is the ancient Tibetan practice that brings physical exercise and meditation together. It has been used for centuries to enhance natural confidence, help meditation become deeper and more profound, dissolve anxiety and stress, and increase physical and mental vibrancy.

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lopon Elizabeth 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
TBA
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, November 12, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Description forthcoming

 
Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lopon Elizabeth Monson
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
TBA
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, December 3, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Description forthcoming

 
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...