The Power of Prayer: Cultivating Deep Resilience and Inner Power in Difficult Times (Online)

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The Power of Prayer: Cultivating Deep Resilience and Inner Power in Difficult Times (Online)

Lama Liz Monson
November 7, 2024 - November 10, 2024

This is the ONLINE component of the retreat. If you’d like to register for the RESIDENTIAL component, please click here.

In Buddhist teachings, one of the qualities of the Bodhisattvas is defined as “power” or “strength.” This quality refers to the force with which the energies of love and compassion emerge into the world. It suggests that we each contain within us a deep well of healing intention that can emerge under the right conditions. Prayer is one way of activating and directing the power of this loving energy.

Spiritual traditions all over the world make use of prayer to direct and focus the motivations of the heart/mind. Particularly in difficult times, using prayer to unleash the potency of the healing and transformative energy that lies within us can give rise to a sense of clarity, resilience, and purpose as we face into the challenging aspects of our lives. Join Lama Liz for this retreat, as we explore different modes of prayer, both inside of and outside of the Buddhist tradition, that can enable us to open and entrust ourselves to the innate power for good that lies within us.

Typical Retreat Schedule

(All times are Eastern time zone)

First Day — Opening session begins around 7:00 pm. (see Residential info for check-in times)

Full-Day Schedule — Morning meditation 7:00 am; Breakfast break 8:30-10:00 am; Lunch break 12:00-2:00 pm; Dinner break 5:30-7:00 pm.

Last Day — The closing session typically ends by 12:00 pm.

These times are just for reference. An expanded schedule will be provided in pre-retreat information emailed during the week prior to the event.

Zoom Link

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.

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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 price. In order make our offerings affordable for all who wish to attend, we offer a three-level fee structure:

  • May All Beings Benefit! – supporting access for all and assisting with the care and maintenance of Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
  • A Middle Way – covering the base cost
  • Held in Sangha Loving-kindness – offering ease when financial resources are limiting

Our pricing options are based primarily on the length and type of an event and are intended to give you an idea of the costs involved. The amounts listed are suggestions. You may write in any amount that fits your financial situation. Any amount offered above the Middle Way level will be considered a tax-deductible donation and will be acknowledged as such in writing.

Access to Recordings

NDF offers unlimited access to recordings for registrants. These are accessed through your user dashboard (information about user accounts will be shared in the pre-retreat letter).

Availability will vary depending on the type of event and the backlog for our precious resource volunteers. Thank you for your patience.

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Full Calendar


Nov. 7-10, 2024. A detailed schedule will be available closer to the time of the retreat. You can use this time zone converter to determine the start time at your home.


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

  • May All Beings Benefit!: $353
  • A Middle Way: $271
  • Held in Sangha Loving-KIndness: $191


Full access to all recordings and retreat 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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