NDF Covid Policy

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Your cooperation is greatly appreciated

Natural Dharma Fellowship is committed to keeping our visitors and staff as safe as possible during these uncertain times. 

We are following CDC, federal, and state protocols and mandates, and monitoring the overall public health situation.  We are keeping an eye on adjustments that can or must be made prior to in-person retreats. Please return to this page to see future updates as our requirements evolve.

In order to provide a safe and comfortable retreat environment, the following safety protocols will apply (without exception):


All onsite participants must be *fully vaccinated* and will need to present proof of vaccination at check-in. We recommend that you take a photo of your vaccination card in case you forget the original at home. We cannot admit you to Wonderwell without this proof.

* We define “fully vaccinated” as having had all shot(s) – Pfizer/Moderna (2) + Johnson+Johnson (1) – and have completed the two-week waiting period after the final shot.*

With the rise of the Delta variant and after speaking with public-health experts, we are now requiring that all participants and staff wear masks indoors during all programs. Masks must be worn in all public areas of the building, including the meditation hall, with the exception of the teacher who can be unmasked while on the teacher’s seat. Participants must wear masks at all times, except when in their own rooms or when they are eating meals.

Please bring your own pillow if possible.

The 40-person maximum capacity for all in-person programs at Wonderwell allows for adequate spacing in the meditation hall and dining areas.

The buffet line will no longer be self-service. Serving staff will plate food items for retreatants from behind a plexiglass barrier. Two seatings may be used to avoid crowding.

High-quality air purifiers are being in use in the meditation hall and dining areas.

NDF Covid Policy Updates

All participants and staff must wear masks indoors during all programs, at all times, except when in their own rooms, or when they are eating meals. Masks must be worn in all public areas of the building, including the meditation hall, with the exception of the teacher who can be unmasked while on the teacher’s seat. 

Please be aware that we may need everyone to wear masks indoors at Wonderwell. We continue to follow CDC guidelines and are monitoring the rise in infection rates due to the Delta variant.

We are listening to the new recommendations from the CDC about masking indoors for vaccinated people. This would be an added precaution, along with the requirement of vaccination. We will keep everyone updated before in-person retreats begin in September.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience with this ever-changing situation.

For more information about our re-opening and Covid-related information, please visit our About Wonderwell page and see the “Group Retreats: General Information” section.

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