Margha

Margha means “path” in Sanskrit and refers to the path to enlightenment envisioned as a process of deep, gradual and individualized development.

Vajrayana

In the practices of Vajrayana, we welcome our difficult thoughts, emotions, and physical reality as the fodder for awakening.

Ecosattva

Ecosattva Council is a process of reflection, reckoning, and listening for collective wisdom around various issues.

Natural Dharma Fellowship

Practice Groups

All practice groups have suspended in-person meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some groups have suspended meetings and others are meeting online.

The information below provides general information for each location once in-person meetings begin again. Please check the Meeting Status for each group below. Feel free to contact the email provided for each group to get up-to-date information when it becomes available.

Cambridge Sangha

The Natural Meditation Practice Group (of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions) supports the ongoing deepening of students in the four aspects of natural meditation: one-pointedness, simplicity, one-taste, and non-meditation. These guided meditations, Q and A, and discussions offer an opportunity for students to find connection and support for their ongoing natural meditation.

Meeting Status: We are currently meeting online.

Day/Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Virtual meetings on Zoom until further notice.
Please see 
Schedule for upcoming Tuesday Night Meditations and to get Zoom link. 

For more information: Terri: info@naturaldharma.org

Address: Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA

Wonderwell Local Sangha Meditation Group

While Wonderwell remains closed, the Springfield, NH (Wonderwell-area) sangha is currently not meeting in person nor online. We are joining in the Monday Night Meditations and Tuesday Night Teachings being offered online by NDF.

Meeting Status: Our area sangha is currently not meeting until further notice.

Day/Time: See the current Schedule for NDF Monday and Tuesday night meditations.

Meeting Location: We are currently not meeting in person. 

Address: 
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
253 Philbrick Hill Road, Springfield, NH

Other Practice Groups

Brooksville, ME

Natural Meditation Practice Group

At our weekly sessions, we explore meditation practices based on the Dzogchen and Mahamudra traditions that evoke the qualities of wisdom, compassion, and natural awareness. Our sessions are open to all. No prior experience with meditation or Buddhism is necessary.

We are currently meeting online.

Thursdays at 6:00 PM

Virtual meetings on Zoom until further notice. Please use contact information below to get a link for the meeting.

Reversing Falls Sanctuary
818 Bagaduce Road, Brooksville, ME

Concord, New Hampshire

Granite State Sangha

We are a small, friendly, dedicated group of meditation practitioners located in Concord, New Hampshire. Meditation practice is led by an experienced meditation instructor or practice leader, and is followed by a CD teaching and discussion. Lama Rod Owens and other teachers/Lamas join us once a month to lead meditation and teach. There is always time for questions, comments and discussion.

We are currently meeting online.

Sundays from 9:30 – 10:45 AM
Virtual meetings on Zoom until further notice. Please use contact information below to get a link for the meeting.

gssangha108@gmail.com

Don Belanger
603-856-3682

Dori Bongiovanni
603-724-9584

See granitestatesangha.com for more details on location in Concord or Springfield, NH

North Andover, MA

Great Pond Sangha at North Parish

We practice primarily in the Natural Awareness (Dzogchen, Mahamudra) and Mahayana traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Weekly sittings are drop-in and free of charge. Newcomers welcome. Founded in 2004, we serve the Merrimack Valley and Essex County communities and are affiliated with North Parish Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

We are currently meeting online.

Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:00 PM – Guided Meditation, Discussion, Dharma Talks, Guest Teachers, Q&A
Fridays from 8:30 – 9:15 AM – Silent Sitting & Walking Meditation

Virtual meetings on Zoom until further notice. Please use contact information below to get a link for the meeting.

For Zoom links, info about other activities, and weekly news, please join our Google Group Mailing List

Mark or Susan
greatpondsangha@gmail.com

Laura Howell
Spiritual Director
LHowell108@gmail.com

190 Academy Road North Andover, MA
Northampton, MA

Northampton, Massachusetts Sangha

We offer guided meditation and discussion of practices of innate compassion and natural awareness, adapted from Tibetan Buddhism but accessible to anyone of any spiritual background (or none at all). Experienced practitioners as well as beginners are welcome. Teachers are affiliated with Natural Dharma Fellowship and Foundation for Active Compassion.

We are currently not meeting until further notice.

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Currently not meeting.

Windhorse
211 North St, Suite #1, Northampton, MA 01060

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Natural Dharma Practice Group

We practice in the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions of natural awareness, including supportive practices to develop mental stability and cultivate compassion. We host NDF teachers, including Lama Willa Miller and Brendan Kennedy to offer weekend workshops to the Philadelphia community, and organize practice days for the sangha. All are welcome, including beginners.

We are currently meeting online.

Sundays at 4:00 PM, Wednesdays at 7:30 PM

Virtual meetings on Zoom until further notice. Please use contact information below to get a link for the meeting.

We meet at sangha members’ homes in Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd.

Portland, ME

Portland Maine Natural Meditation Practice Group

This Natural Meditation Practice Group is based on traditional practice techniques of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. We offer guided meditation and discussion as support for our personal development of Natural Awareness, Compassion,  and Love. All are welcome on a drop-in basis. No prior meditation experience is required.

We are currently meeting online.

Weekly, Thursdays, 5:40 – 7:00 PM
Virtual meetings on Zoom until further notice. Please use contact information below to get a link for the meeting.
25 Middle Street, Portland, Maine
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