Online — Collapsing the Conditioned Self: A Four-Week Course in Understanding Karma

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Online — Collapsing the Conditioned Self: A Four-Week Course in Understanding Karma

Lama Liz Monson
May 4, 2022 - May 25, 2022

A four-week, online course, Wednesdays, 5:00–6:30 pm ET

Please check back for more information about registration. Thank you!

On the night of his final liberation, it is said that the Buddha gained insight into the complex workings of karma and was able to experientially understand how the laws of interdependence function to either set us free or further entrap us in neurosis and suffering. Have you ever wondered what karma really means and how this challenging topic can become a powerful liberative tool on the Buddhist path?

If so, please join Lama Liz for this four-week course where we will explore the deeper meanings of the term “karma” and how these can be harnessed in our direct experience to free us from the conditioned habits and patterns of thought and emotional reactivity that often cause us to feel trapped by causes and conditions beyond our control. In fact, as we will discover, karma is not a prison within which we are condemned to suffer, but it is instead a matrix of malleable energies that can be directed towards the deepest level of awakening.

Closed captioning is available on all online retreats and courses.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Please read carefully! The Zoom link will be emailed to all those registered several days before the course begins if you registered early. If you register at any point after the course has started, the Zoom link will be emailed shortly after you submit 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/junk  folder or Promotions or Update categories. It may help if you add the sending address of our booking program to your Contacts list: <>.

The same Zoom link will be used each week, so you may want to save it in your calendar so that it is easily accessible. It will also be available in the dashboard of your user account beginning three days before the retreat begins.



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.



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 resources – retreat 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

Four Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm ET. You can use this time zone converter to determine the start time at your home.

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You may register at any time during the four weeks and will receive access to all recordings, including any you may have missed.

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

  • Benefactor: $161
  • Program fee: $127
  • Supported: $93

Participants are invited to offer dana ("generous giving") to the teachers at the close of the retreat [or course].

Full access to all recordings and course materials through your user account.

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About the Teachers

Lama Liz Monson

Lama, Managing Teacher, Spiritual Co-Director
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