A Buddhist community dedicated to the joy of awakening

Natural Dharma Fellowship and Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Wonderwell will reopen for residential retreats in September!

We can’t wait to see you all again and as we move toward reopening, here are some guidelines for the return to Wonderwell.

Introducing:
NDF's Managing Director

We are pleased to welcome Barbara Waldorf to the position of Managing Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship!

WHO WE ARE

Natural Dharma Fellowship

Natural Dharma Fellowship is a Buddhist community that supports the cultivation of contemplative and ethical practices for a better world.

Lama Willa Miller

Founding Teacher, Spiritual Co-Director

Lama Liz Monson

Spiritual Co-Director, Managing Teacher

OUR RETREATS & COURSES

Explore Meditation, Awareness & Awakening.

Accessing Our Buddha Nature with the Support of Psychological Science

Lama John Makransky, Paul Condon
August 27, 2021 - August 29, 2021
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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.

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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, and contemplation. Everyone is invited.

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.

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.

Latest Dharma News

Ann Baehr, 1941–2021

Our dear dharma sister Annie Baehr, beloved wife of NDF Teacher Joel Baehr, recently passed away. She was involved with the Foundation for Active Compassion and Natural Dharma Fellowship sanghas.

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July 2021 Newsletter

Click here to read the July 2021 Newsletter Contents: Wonderwell reopening plans for September Hybrid options coming Local Sangha sittings returning in July Solo retreat changes Barbara Waldorf announced as

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Reopening This Fall and Going Hybrid

Residential Onsite Group Retreats at Wonderwell Wonderwell will reopen for residential onsite group retreats in September! This is very exciting and we are proceeding with reasonable caution, keeping our eyes

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TESTIMONIALS

What People Are Saying

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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