Online — Brendan Kennedy Retreat

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Online — Brendan Kennedy Retreat

Brendan Kennedy
May 12, 2022 - May 18, 2022

Online component of the hybrid retreat. For the residential component, click here.

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Awareness or mind itself is totally perfect and complete, as is stated by Longchenpa. So, if that’s the case, how can we become the mind or awareness itself? By simply being the mind or awareness not as any thing whatsoever, it will start to become itself.

At this retreat we will simply be exploring the practices that will prevent the mind from becoming some thing or any thing. The mind being some thing automatically prevents the mind from being itself. That’s why we need the practice which prevents the mind or awareness from becoming some thing.

In the practice of Non-Focusing, automatically the mind starts to not be any thing or some thing.

Simply Letting the Mind Be As It Is, it automatically doesn’t become some thing or any thing.

When we don’t make any thing of the mind, then it doesn’t become any thing.

Mind Just Simply Being automatically doesn’t become any thing.

These are some of the practices that we’re going to get into and see if we can actually experience the mind not as any thing.


SCHEDULE – All times are Eastern Time and are subject to change.

Thursday, May 12
7:10 pm                        Online Orientation
7:15 pm                        Opening Session

Friday, May 13 – Tuesday, May 17
7;15 – 8:00 am            Refuge & Meditation with Practice Leader
10:00 – 11:30 am        Meditation, Teaching & Discussion/Q&A with Brendan
11:50 am – 12:30 pm  Group Meditation with Practice Leader
2:30 – 4:00 pm            Meditation, Teaching & Discussion/Q&A with Brendan
4:15 – 4:55  pm           Group Meditation with Practice Leader
7:30 – 9:00  pm           Evening Session (details shared at retreat)
9:00 pm                       Individual Practice

Wednesday May 18
7:15 –  8:00 am            Refuge Practice with Brendan
10:00 am                      Closing Session with Brendan

You can use this time zone converter to determine the start time at your home.



The Zoom link will be sent several days before the retreat to all those registered by then. If you register after that date, you’ll receive the link with your confirmation email shortly 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. It may help if you add this address to your Contacts list: This is the sending address our booking program uses for emails to participants.


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
  • Program fee – for those who can cover the basic cost of an online 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.


The user account feature of our website provides a secure place where materials from your retreats can be posted and accessed. If you don’t have an account already, you’ll want to set one up as soon as you register.

  • Paid resourcesretreat recordings and other retreat materials – will only be available in the dashboard of your user account.
  • If you haven’t already created an NDF user account, please visit our website to Create an account as soon as possible.
  • User accounts are manually synced with the retreat 7–10 days after the retreat. Please be aware that this does not happen automatically with registration. It is a separate, manual operation.

Please visit the Technical FAQ page on our website for useful information about user accounts, helpful tutorials, as well as answers to many other questions. You can contact with questions about your user account.


Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Full Calendar


May 12-18, 2022. Please see schedule for daily times. You can use this time zone converter to determine the start time at your home.

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Spaces for online registration may be limited so register soon!

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

  • Benefactor: $480
  • Program fee: $300
  • Supported: $180

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

Full access to all recordings and retreat material through your user account.

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Brendan Kennedy

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