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Wandering…But Not Lost: A Film Release and Meditation Workshop

Lama Willa Miller, Lama Liz Monson, Paul MacGowan
March 26, 2021 - March 27, 2021

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Join us for a unique two-day event coinciding with the public launch of the award-winning documentary “Wandering….But Not Lost.” The film follows the journey of Mingyur Rinpoche through his recent four and a half year wandering retreat. We will begin on Friday night with an interview and Q&A session with the filmmaker Paul MacGowan, followed by a daylong meditation retreat with Lama Willa and Lama Liz on the topic of Bardo, the “in between state” experienced by Mingyur Rinpoche during his journey. Participants in this program will learn how the concept of bardo can help us navigate the more challenging “in between states” of our human life, and how coming to terms with mortality opens the door to freedom.

Information on the film including the link to Vimeo to purchase a ticket and stream is at the website https://www.ajoyfulmind.com. The film will be available for screening from Noon EST Friday, March 19 through Noon EST Monday, March 29, 2021 through Vimeo. Pre-order price is $12, and you’ll be able to view the film for 72 hours once you log in when the streaming period starts on March 19.  Tickets after Noon EST on March 19 are $18 through the end of the screening period. Please go to https://www.ajoyfulmind.com to purchase tickets and stream.

SCHEDULE – All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time

7:00 – 8:30 pm        Interview by Lama Liz with filmmaker Paul MacGowan

10:00 – 10:40 am     Meditation Instruction and Practice
10:40 – 11:00  am    Break
11:00 am – Noon     Dharma Talk: What is the Bardo?
Noon – 2:30 pm       Break
2:30 – 3:30 pm         Instruction and Practice of Wandering (outdoor or indoor movement practice)
3:45 – 4:30 pm         Breakout Rooms: Group Discussion
4:30 – 5:00 pm         Concluding Session

IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Please read carefully! The Zoom link will be emailed to all those registered two days before the retreat begins. 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. Please check your spam/junk folder and, if you find an email from us, open it and mark it as “Not spam.” Then add the email address you see in the From line to your Contacts to ensure our emails land in your inbox. Contact the registrar at retreats@wonderwellrefuge.org on Thursday if you have not received the Zoom link.

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
  • 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.

USER ACCOUNTS – With the launch of our new website, an exciting feature is now available to you: an individual User Account with a personalized dashboard where the resources from all of your retreats are available in one, convenient location. For example, the Zoom link for a retreat will be stored in your user account so you can locate it easily on the day of the retreat. After the retreat, you’ll find the link to recordings (once they are edited), as well as any other resources the teacher might have provided for the retreat.

Please note: Retreat recordings and other retreat materials will only be available through your dashboard. We will no longer be sending out end-of-retreat emails with links to retreat recordings, although we will continue to send the Zoom link directly to you before the retreat.

Creating a user account is easy – If you haven’t already signed up for a user account, we encourage you to do that as soon as possible. Please visit the Create an account page on our website. This page contains all the tools and info needed to set up an account.

Accessing your user account – Access to your user account begins on the homepage of our website. In the upper right corner, you’ll see one of two things that indicate whether you are logged in or not…

• You are logged IN if you see “My Dashboard” and “Log Out” links in the upper right corner.
• You are logged OUT if you see “Create an Account” and “Log In” links in the upper right corner.

From there, you can take the appropriate action for accessing your dashboard. Pre-retreat resources (when available) will be posted 48 hours before your retreat begins, and recordings and post-retreat resources will be posted seven to ten days after the retreat. If you register less than 48 hours before a retreat or have not created a user account by then, your user account will not be synced to the retreat until 24 to 48 hours after the retreat is finished. All paid resources will remain there indefinitely.

Please be sure to check your user account before your registered event for any updated information.  You may contact support@naturaldharma.org with questions about your user account.

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Friday evening, March 26 and Saturday, March 27. All times are Eastern Daylight Savings time. You can use this time zone converter to determine the start time at your home.

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We appreciate your registering early.


  • Benefactor: $105
  • Program fee: $80
  • Supported: $55


About the Teachers

Lama Willa Miller

Founding Teacher, Spiritual Co-Director
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Lama Liz Monson

Managing Teacher, Spiritual Co-Director
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Paul MacGowan

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