Residential — Green Dharma: Finding Presence in an Earth-Based Lineage
Lama Willa Blythe Baker, Sarah Buie
July 15, 2022 - July 19, 2022
The is the residential component of this hybrid retreat. For the online component, click here.
Join the community of Natural Dharma Fellowship to access our innate wisdom, deepen in our oneness with the natural world, nurture community and lean together into what might be possible.
In this retreat, we will engage in a transformative journey – first considering the truths we know, metabolizing what we come to see, listening for the wisdom in ourselves and arising between us, and the possibilities of embodying new ways of being. We focus on connecting deeply with source, metabolizing loss, learning to seek and dwell in connection rather than isolation, in curiosity rather than despair and in love rather than fear. Participants will learn and experience
- Earth based meditation practices
- Communing with and in the wild as our natural home
- To develop and sustain circles of kin, especially through the Council process
- Listening deeply to self, other and the living planet
- Finding refuge in body as an earth-based resource
This retreat will be led by Lama Willa Blythe Baker, Founding Teacher and Spiritual Co-Director, Natural Dharma Fellowship https://naturaldharma.org and Sarah Buie, Founding Convener, Council on the Uncertain Human Future https://councilontheuncertainhumanfuture.org
SCHEDULE – All times are Eastern Time
Friday, July 15
3:00 – 5:00 pm Check In
5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner Break
7:00 – 8:30 pm Opening Session
5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner and Break
Saturday, July 16 – Monday, July 18
7:00 – 7:45 am Sunrise Meditation (peer led)
8:00 – 9:30 am Breakfast Break
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Teaching and Practice
12:00 – 3:00 pm Lunch and Break
3:00 – 5:00 pm Council Practice
5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner and Break
7:00 – 8:30 pm Teaching and Practice
Tuesday, July 19
7:00 – 7:30 am Sunrise Meditation (peer led)
7:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast Break
9:00 – 10:30 am Closing Session
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT 2022 RETREATS AT WONDERWELL
Information about pandemic safety protocols in place can be found on this page of our website. For details about Wonderwell itself, registration procedures, pricing, cancellation policy, and other FAQs, please use this link.
SHARED ROOMS: If you register for a shared room, you are agreeing that you accept that you may be sharing it with someone you don’t know. If you are not willing to make that agreement, please do not register for a shared room. Note: Men and women who don’t know each other will never be assigned to the same room.
Retreatants may always register for a shared double room with someone they know, as long as space is available. There is a box on the registration to indicate who you’d like for a roommate, and we’ll do the best we can. You may want to consider registering for the commuter option instead. Scroll down on this page for information about nearby accommodations.
VACCINATION REQUIRED: All onsite retreatants must be *fully vaccinated* and will need to present proof of vaccination at check-in. We cannot admit you to Wonderwell without this proof. Per CDC guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. In addition, NDF defines “fully vaccinated” as 2 weeks after having received an eligible booster shot. We will accept youyr original COVID card or a a photo as proof of vaccination.
TESTING: A negative COVID-19 test result is required before admittance to the retreat. Please test within 24 hours prior to your expected arrival at Wonderwell, using either a PCF test or a rapid (at-home) test kit. Please bring a rapid test kit with you to Wonderwell. We will have a limited number of test kits available for during-retreat testing.
MASK REQUIREMENTS: We are continuing to monitor this ever-changing situation and will adjust our mask policy accordingly. For the time being, we require that all retreatants and staff wear masks, preferably K(N)95, indoors during all programs. Masks must be worn in all public areas of the building, including the meditation hall. Exceptions: when retreatants are in their room or when actively eating or drinking. Teachers can be unmasked while on the teacher’s seat, as long as they can maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from retreatants.
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SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge strives to offer retreats in a manner that is inclusive for persons of all means. If the full retreat cost would create an undue financial burden, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship. Please visit this page on our website learn more about financial aid.
Depending on the type of work that you do, you may be eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Please click on this link for more information.
Wonderwell charges a $75 cancellation fee for residential (onsite) retreat cancellations more than 4 weeks before the start of a retreat. Any cancellations between 4 weeks to 11 days prior to the program are charged a $150 cancellation fee. For any cancellations 10 or fewer days prior to the start date of the program, no refunds are offered. However, if you are feeling ill or have concerns about exposure to the COVID virus, please cancel your attendance at any Wonderwell retreat even at the last minute. In this case, we will provide a full refund of your payment.
USER ACCOUNTS & RESOURCES
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- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about your user account.
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