The Dharma Dialogues: Women in Buddhism

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The Dharma Dialogues: Women in Buddhism

December 19, 2021

A year-long series of conversations sponsored by Natural Dharma Fellowship

Live online featuring a different teacher one Sunday each month from 10:00 to 11:30 ET


If you have already registered for the series, you do not need to register again. If you’re not sure that you’re registered, please check your user account.

No matter when you register, you will have access to the recordings for the entire series.

Beginning with the first female disciples of the Buddha, women have shaped the trajectory of Buddhism, sometimes overtly as the founders of lineages and sometimes quietly from the fringes of the tradition.  Many of their writings and practices survive and thrive. This history of influence and inspiration continues to this day as Buddhism spreads to the West, even while many women still struggle with the vestiges of patriarchy within the tradition. Join us for a series of monthly conversations exploring women, gender, patriarchy and Buddhism with some of the leading voices on these topics in the West.

Feb. 21       Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo interviewed by Lama Willa Miller
March 28    Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel interviewed by Lama Liz Monson
April 25       Pema Khandro interviewed by Lama Willa Miller
May 23       Jan Surrey interviewed by Lama Willa Miller
June 13      Lama Tsultrim Allione interviewed by Lama Willa Miller
July 25       Roshi Grace Schireson interviewed by Lama Willa Miller
Aug. 22      Lama Palden interviewed by Lama Willa Miller
Sept. 26     Anne C. Klein (Lama Rigzin Drolma) interviewed by Lama Willa Miller
Oct. 31       Vimalasara Mason-John interviewed by Lama Liz Monson
Nov. 14      Holly Gayley interviewed by Lama Liz Monson
Dec. 19      Lama Rod Owens interviewed by Lama Willa Miller

For more information about the teachers, please visit the Dharma Dialogues page.

Closed captioning is available on all online retreats.

REGISTRATION – You may register at any point during this year-long series, but you only need to register once for the entire series. You will then have access to the recordings of all of the conversations, past and upcoming, through your user account (see below). In view of this, we hope you will take into account this precious opportunity to hear from so many amazing teachers when you decide the amount you will offer in payment.

PROGRAM COST – 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

Series Fee – for those who can cover the basic cost of the series

Supported – for those with limited financial resources or recent financial hardship

The amounts listed are suggestions. You may write in any amount that fits your financial situation. Any amount offered above the Series Fee level will be considered a tax-deductible donation and will be acknowledged as such.

ZOOM DETAILS ­– The Zoom link for all months will remain the same for the entire series (Feb.–Dec. 2021). You will receive the Zoom link initially in your confirmation email, and it will also be posted in your user account on the resource page. 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. Contact the registrar at if you do not receive the confirmation email shortly after registering.  Please be sure to save your confirmation email in a safe place so you can refer back to this information.

USER ACCOUNTS – In order to receive the valuable recordings and resources for this event, you will need to have a user account on our website.

To sign up for a user account, please visit the “Create an account” page on our website. This page contains all the tools and info needed to set up an account. Once you sign up, please be sure to check your user account before your registered event for any updated information.  You may contact with questions about your user account.

Resources will only be available in your user account.  Access to resources and materials for your event will be updated once a week on Monday.

Recordings and any additional resources—documents, Zoom links, links to other resources (when available)—will be posted in your user account. Recordings will be available within 7-10 days after the event.

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Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Full Calendar

A year-long series, one Sunday a month. Feb. 21–Dec. 19, 2021. 10:00 to 11:30 am, ET. Please use this time zone converter  to determine the start time at your home.

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  • Benefactor: $380
  • Course fee: $300
  • Supported: $220

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