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Finding the Sun of Clear Light Through the Songs of Milarepa

Lama Liz Monson, Camille Hykes
March 12, 2021 - March 14, 2021

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In this weekend retreat, we will discover the world through the vision and liberative songs of Milarepa, Tibet’s most famous wild yogi, renowned for his unconventional methods and for the single-minded intensity of his commitment to attain liberation in one lifetime. Join Camille and Liz as we bring the beauty, haunting power, and suggestive poetry of Milarepa’s songs of realization back into the present moment, showing how, no matter how much time has passed since he lived, Mila’s vision of enlightenment can continue to awaken us to the immediacy and presence of freedom in every moment.

No meditation experience is necessary, although some familiarity with Tibetan Buddhism may be useful


Friday, March 12
6:00 – 7:30 pm             Opening session

Saturday, March 13
9:00 am – 12:00 pm     Sessions with breaks
2:00 – 5:00 pm             Sessions with breaks

Sunday, March 14
9:00 am – 12:00 pm     Sessions with breaks

All times are U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Please use this time-zone converter  to determine the start time at your home.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Please read carefully! The Zoom link will be emailed to all those registered two days before the retreat begins. If you don’t see an email from Natural Dharma Registrar or Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, it may have mistakenly gone to your spam/junk  folder or Promotions or Update categories. Please check your spam/junk folder and, if you find an email from us, open it and mark it as “Not spam.” Then add the email address you see in the From line to your Contacts to ensure our emails land in your inbox. Contact the registrar at retreats@wonderwellrefuge.org on Thursday if you have not received the Zoom link.

PROGRAM COST – It is Natural Dharma Fellowship’s aspiration that no one be turned away from our teachings and retreats because they are unable to pay the full cost. In order make our courses affordable for all who wish to attend, we are offering a three-level fee structure that takes into account people’s differing financial circumstances:

  • Benefactor – for those who can afford it, this fee level helps provide support for those with limited financial resources and assists with the care and maintenance of Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
  • Course fee – for those who can cover the basic cost of a retreat or course
  • Supported – for those with limited financial resources or recent financial hardship

The pricing options for a particular retreat are based primarily on its length and are intended to give you an idea of what it costs to offer that retreat. The amounts listed are suggestions. You may write in any amount that fits your financial situation. Any amount offered above the Course Fee level will be considered a tax-deductible donation and will be acknowledged as such.

USER ACCOUNTS – With the launch of our new website, an exciting feature is now available to you: an individual User Account with a personalized dashboard where the resources from all of your retreats are available in one, convenient location. For example, the Zoom link for a retreat will be stored in your user account so you can locate it easily on the day of the retreat. After the retreat, you’ll find the link to recordings (once they are edited), as well as any other resources the teacher might have provided for the retreat.

Please note: Retreat recordings and other retreat materials will only be available through your dashboard. We will no longer be sending out end-of-retreat emails with links to retreat recordings, although we will continue to send the Zoom link directly to you before the retreat.

Creating a user account is easy – If you haven’t already signed up for a user account, we encourage you to do that as soon as possible. Please visit the Create an account page on our website. This page contains all the tools and info needed to set up an account.

Accessing your user account – Access to your user account begins on the homepage of our website. In the upper right corner, you’ll see one of two things that indicate whether you are logged in or not…

• You are logged IN if you see “My Dashboard” and “Log Out” links in the upper right corner.
• You are logged OUT if you see “Create an Account” and “Log In” links in the upper right corner.

From there, you can take the appropriate action for accessing your dashboard, where links to pre-retreat resources (when available) will be posted three days before your retreat begins and recordings and post-retreat resources will be posted within one week of the date recorded. All paid resources will remain there indefinitely.

Please be sure to check your user account before your registered event for any updated information.  You may contact support@naturaldharma.org with questions about your user account.

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Full Calendar

Friday evening, March 12, through Sunday morning, March 14. All times are Eastern Standard time.

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We appreciate your registering early.

Please see the paragraph titled Program Cost for an explanation of the fee structure for this retreat.

  • Benefactor: $230
  • Course fee: $180
  • Supported: $130


About the Teachers

Lama Liz Monson

Managing Teacher, Spiritual Co-Director

Lama, Spiritual Co-Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship Elizabeth Monson, PhD, is the Spiritual Co-Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship and the Managing Teacher at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge. Liz was authorized as a dharma teacher and lineage holder in the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and has been studying, practicing and teaching Tibetan Buddhism in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages for over thirty years. She has studied with Pema Chodron, Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche,..

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Camille Hykes

Dharma Teacher, Margha Program Co-Director, Mitra

Camille has been training in the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions of Tibetan Buddhism since 1995, with an emphasis on Dzogchen and Mahamudra. Intensive solitary and group retreats, including 100-day retreats, have helped fuel her practice. Direct experience of the sacred nature of the Earth has been an essential illumining teacher for her throughout her life. Teachers and sources of inspiration for Camille Hykes include: Nyoshul Khenpo Robert and Rachel Olds Lama Willa Miller Leah..

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