Online — Wild for Waking Up: A Retreat on Crazy Wisdom

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Online — Wild for Waking Up: A Retreat on Crazy Wisdom

Lama Liz Monson
April 1, 2022 - April 4, 2022
Assisted by Matthew Bellows

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

“Every movement of the mind
Becomes bliss and emptiness;
All polarity disappears
When the mind emerges into nakedness.”

Have you ever wondered what is meant by the infamous phrase “crazy wisdom”? Have you felt unclear about how this phenomena functions as a beneficial tool along the Buddhist path? If so, this retreat is for you. Join Lama Liz and Matt as we explore the origins, history, and present-day practices and manifestations of crazy wisdom.

Together we will examine how deep insight into the nature of reality can result in a profound sense of liberation from the conceptual realm we ordinarily inhabit. Such freedom can feel intoxicating in that one is no longer hemmed in by dualistic frameworks for understanding self and other. Instead, one is freed to access the innate kindness and expressive love, the wildness of compassion unleashed, that is our birthright.

Part of this retreat will include in-depth instructions on the Sadhana of Mahamudra, a practice treasure text revealed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche that enacts the energy of crazy wisdom as a meditation designed to catapult the practitioner into the vastness and clarity of the mind’s essence, the true nature of things as they are.

Zoom linkThe 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 of our  to your Contacts list: This is the sending address our booking program uses for emails to participants.

Closed captioning is available on all online retreats.


SCHEDULE – Subject to change

The retreat begins with an opening session on Thursday evening. Each full retreat day will start between 9:00 and 10:00 am ET in the morning and may end between 7:00 and 8:00 pm ET in the evening. There will be a morning session on Sunday, the last day of the retreat. An expanded schedule will be available before the retreat begins. A full schedule will be available closer to the retreat.



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 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


April 1–4, 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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We appreciate your registering early!

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

  • Benefactor: $255
  • Program fee: $159
  • Supported: $96

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

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

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About the Teachers

Lama Liz Monson

Lama, Managing Teacher, Spiritual Co-Director
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