A Buddhist community dedicated to the joy of awakening
Natural Dharma Fellowship and Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
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
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.
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.
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Membership in Natural Dharma Fellowship is an expression of deep gratitude, commitment, and support for our ongoing work and mission.
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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.
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