A Buddhist community dedicated to the joy of awakening

Natural Dharma Fellowship and Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Covid Policies & Procedures

Wonderwell is now open for in-person retreats and events.

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Lama Willa Blythe Baker’s publications, interviews, and external events.

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Volunteer Opportunities

A precious and valued way to support Natural Dharma Fellowship

WHO WE ARE

Natural Dharma Fellowship

Lama Willa Blythe Baker

Founding Teacher, Spiritual Co-Director

Lama Liz Monson

Spiritual Co-Director, Managing Teacher

OUR RETREATS & COURSES

Explore Meditation, Awareness & Awakening.

Residential — Aging and Impermanence: An Insight Dialogue Retreat

Jan Surrey, Phyllis Hicks
September 15, 2022 - September 18, 2022
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Solo Retreats

Onsite at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Come deepen your practice in solitary retreat.
Experience the peace and tranquility of Wonderwell and explore your inner nature amidst the spacious beauty of mountains, sky, and forest.

Come Practice with Us

In addition to our Retreats and Courses, here are other some ways to learn, study, meditate and participate.

Open Practice Sessions

Weekly, 5:00-6:30 pm ET. Guided meditation, Dharma talks, and time for conversation, led each week by NDF Dharma Teachers. Open to all—please join us for inspiration and community.

Weekly, 7:00-8:30 pm ET. Everybody welcome! Guided meditations, Q&A, and discussions offer an opportunity to find connection and support for natural meditation practices.

dharma-sundays-tara-Schedule

Weekly, 10:00 am–12:00 noon ET. Led by both senior NDF Dharma Teachers and by visiting teachers, weekly sessions to gather for guided meditation, Dharma teachings, Q&A. Once a month Dharma Dialogues takes place in this time slot.

Our Programs

A thorough distillation of traditional Tibetan Buddhist training, you will learn a series of contemplative practices to deepen in love, self-compassion, compassion for others, wisdom, sympathetic joy and equanimity.

These practices work with the principal of pure vision, in which we embrace ordinary thoughts and emotions as the unlikely catalysts to recognizing that our nature, and the nature of others, is love and wisdom inseparable.

This council considers the issue of planetary climate change. As a practice, it builds insight, trust, and community between participants, and the potential for creative collaboration and action.

Latest Dharma News

August 2022 Newsletter

Click here to read the August 2022 Newsletter from Natural Dharma Fellowship and Wonderwell Mountain Refuge. Contents: Sundays with NDF in August Upcoming courses and retreats now open for registration “From the

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From the Wonderwell Kitchen

By Peter Blank Having received many requests, and in the interest of providing the sangha with nutritious and tasty vegetarian food, Natalia and I decided to share monthly recipes with

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July 2022 Newsletter

Click here to read the July 2022 Newsletter from Natural Dharma Fellowship and Wonderwell Mountain Refuge. Contents: Sundays with NDF in July Welcome to new staff Kathy Costa, Office Manager,

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TESTIMONIALS

What People Are Saying

A Welcoming Community

We recognize that all people hold unexamined beliefs, assumptions, fears and prejudices about others, and especially those who seem different from themselves. These beliefs are a great source of suffering for individuals and societies. We welcome people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, classes, religions, abilities and ages. We are committed to providing a safe place for all people to explore the dharma and awaken to their true nature.

A Statement on Racism in America

Silence in the face of oppression is complicity.

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubrey, Eric Garner, and many others are part of a systemic injustice in our country that is rooted in centuries of white supremacy, slavery, segregation, and white privilege.

This is a collective trauma that affects us all. No one is more affected by this trauma than People of Color.

We stand by those peacefully protesting this injustice.
We affirm that Black Lives Matter.

Ways To Show Your Support

Become a Member

Membership in Natural Dharma Fellowship is an expression of deep gratitude, commitment, and support for our ongoing work and mission.

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Make a Donation

Your generosity makes a difference!

A gift to Natural Dharma Fellowship and Wonderwell contributes to our important work – providing access to Buddhist teachings, connecting people with their innate wisdom and compassion, and cultivating ethical behavior for healing in our fractured world.

Please consider making a donation today. 
The amount of your gift is unimportant – it is the spirit of generosity that matters.

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