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Natural Freedom: Longchenpa on Non-Duality (Online Only)

Lama Willa Blythe Baker, Lama Liz (teacher) Monson
May 11, 2024

Join the Natural Freedom Practice Group for an intensive exploration, supported by the teachings of the great 14th century Tibetan master Longchenpa, of what it means to be free.

Our nature is one of great vastness and freedom. As we begin to discover our nature, we come to understand how each of our “effortful” practices has an effortless core. And the path, far from being consigned to the cushion, is every moment of life itself. This intensive daylong retreat will explore cultivating non-duality within the primordial nature through close study of Chapter 8 of the seminal root text The Basic Space of Phenomena by the Dzogchen master Longchenpa.


All times are ET. The schedule may change slightly during the day.

1:00 – 3:00 pm      Teaching and Practice
3:00 – 3:45 pm      Break
3:45 – 6:00 pm      Teaching and Practice
6:00 – 7:00 pm      Break
7:00 – 8:00 pm      Concluding Session

Zoom Link

The Zoom link will be sent several days before the retreat to all those registered by then. If you register after that time, you’ll receive the link soon after submitting your registration. If you don’t see an email from Natural Dharma Registrar or Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, it may have mistakenly gone to your spam folder or to Promotions or Updates in Gmail.

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Program Cost

It is Natural Dharma Fellowship’s aspiration that no one be turned away from our teachings because they are unable to pay the full price. In order make our offerings affordable for all who wish to attend, we suggest a three-level fee structure:

  • May All Beings Benefit! – supporting access for all and assisting with the care and maintenance of Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
  • A Middle Way – covering the base cost
  • Held in Sangha Loving-kindness – offering ease when financial resources are limiting

Our pricing options are based primarily on the length and type of an event and are intended to give you an idea of the costs involved. The amounts listed are suggestions. You may write in any amount that fits your financial situation. Any amount offered above the Middle Way level will be considered a tax-deductible donation and will be acknowledged as such in writing.

Access to Recordings

NDF offers unlimited access to recordings for registrants. These are accessed through your user dashboard (information about user accounts will be shared in the pre-retreat letter).

Availability will vary depending on the type of event and the backlog for our precious resource volunteers. Thank you for your patience.

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Full Calendar


Online only: May 11, 2024. Saturday only: 1:00-8:00 pm ET with breaks. You can use this time zone converter to determine the start time at your home.


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

  • May All Beings Benefit!: $108
  • A Middle Way: $85
  • Held in Sangha Loving-Kindness: $60

Participants are invited to offer dana ("generous giving") to the teachers and to Wonderwell Mountain Refuge at the close of the retreat.

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About the Teachers

Lama Willa Blythe Baker

Lama, Founding Teacher, Spiritual Co-Director
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Lama Liz (teacher) Monson

Lama, Managing Teacher, Spiritual Co-Director
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