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

Liz Monson
Lama Liz Monson

Spiritual Co-Director, Managing Teacher

OUR RETREATS & COURSES

Explore Meditation, Awareness & Awakening

Monday Night Meditation

23 November, 2020
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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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Monthly, 10:00 am–12:30 pm ET. Led by senior NDF Dharma Teachers, monthly 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

“White Awake” Affinity Group

As a community NDF is committed to bringing all aspects of our lives onto the path of liberation. The Inclusion and Equity Committee (IEC) has received numerous requests for guidance

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Looking Ahead to 2021

As everyone is aware, when it comes to making plans these days, we are faced with constantly changing and challenging phenomena. Although we hoped to see a decline in the

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The Joys of Solitary Retreat at Wonderwell

For information about doing a solo at Wonderwell please visit the Solo Retreats page. To inquire about availability of specific dates, please email:  info@wonderwellrefuge.org The following reflection was written by Jai Levy while

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Wonderwell Online for 2020

The situation with the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, and in many places, early attempts at “re-opening” have resulted in the resurgence of cases. This situation is far from resolved

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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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