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Natural Dharma Fellowship is an organization of Buddhist practitioners offering basic meditation instructions in the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Our practices emphasize the innate wisdom of one’s inherent being and are led by Lama Willa and Natural Dharma meditation teachers. There is an option to pursue a Vajrayana path with Lama Willa for those drawn to it. We meet for meditation and discussion on Tuesday evenings from 7-8.30pm at the Cambridge Friends Meeting House located at 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138. The format is very accessible to newcomers as well as those wishing to deepen their practice — anyone interested in Buddhist contemplative practice is welcome! Please visit http://www.naturaldharma.org for more details and information. (Please note: most of the friends who attend regularly are not Meetup members, so there are always more people attending than it says on the Meetup site.)

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Join us for Meditation

Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Please join us for a session of natural meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist traditions of Dzogchen and Mahamudra. More details and information about our group can be found at the following URL: http://www.naturaldharma.org No registration needed. Just show up! Please note: most of the friends who attend regularly are not Meetup members, so there are always more people attending than are signed up using this web site.

Join us for Meditation

Online event

Join Ed Yeats and the Cambridge NDF sangha for meditation practice from 7:00-8:30 EST. The Cambridge Natural Meditation Practice Group (of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions) supports the ongoing deepening of students in the four aspects of natural meditation: one-pointedness, simplicity, one-taste, and non-meditation. These guided meditations, Q and A, and discussions offer an opportunity for students to find connection and support for their ongoing natural meditation. -In order to connect, please contact [masked] for the Zoom password. -Once you have the password, click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318805714. We will open the Zoom session starting at 6:30 pm Tuesday. -If you are new to Zoom, we encourage you to view this video to familiarize yourself with the platform: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting. Most people connect via video and audio through their computer, tablet, or phone. However, if you are not able to connect your audio via your device, there is an option to join the audio by phone. Here are the phone numbers for this: One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k9gO5CkjH About Ed Yeats: Ed serves as a practice leader in the Cambridge Sangha and as a Mitra in the Margha program. A psychotherapist and healer by calling, Ed taught psychotherapy and family therapy on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at Mass. General Hospital and Cambridge Hospital for over 25 years. He teaches shamanism as co-director of Center of the Circle, an organization dedicated to the practice of shamanism and shamanic healing in the Greater Boston Area. His path has included Zen, Taoist Yoga, Insight Meditation, energy medicine, Buddhist psychology and many models of western psychology. Ed is a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist, having found many parallels and synergy between IFS and the Tibetan view of the mind. The integration of Tibetan Buddhism, Internal Family Systems and shamanism is a major area of interest. Ed has been a student of Lama Willa Miller since he met her in 2010. He has also studied with Lama John Makransky and the Foundation for Active Compassion. Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Bob Morrison, Lama Liz Monson and Anam Thubten Rinpoche are among his primary teachers.

Join us for Meditation

Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Please join us for a session of natural meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist traditions of Dzogchen and Mahamudra. More details and information about our group can be found at the following URL: http://www.naturaldharma.org No registration needed. Just show up! Please note: most of the friends who attend regularly are not Meetup members, so there are always more people attending than are signed up using this web site.

Lama Liz Monson Dharma teaching and meditation

Online event

Please join Lama Liz Monson and the NDF Cambridge sangha for Dharma teaching and meditation from 7:00-8:30 ET. -In order to connect, please contact [masked] for the Zoom password. -Once you have the password, click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84318805714. We will open the Zoom session starting at 6:30 pm Tuesday. -If you are new to Zoom, we encourage you to view this video to familiarize yourself with the platform: https://support.zoom.us/…/articles/[masked]-How-Do-I-Join-…. Most people connect via video and audio through their computer, tablet, or phone. However, if you are not able to connect your audio via your device, there is an option to join the audio by phone. Here are the phone numbers for this: One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k9gO5CkjH Elizabeth L Monson, PhD, is the Spiritual Co-Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship and the Managing Teacher at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge. She was authorized as a dharma teacher and lineage holder in the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. She has been studying, practicing and teaching Tibetan Buddhism in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages for nearly 30 years. She has studied with Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Gyalse Tendzin Rabgye and others. Elizabeth is interested in accessing the energy and open awareness found in the natural world for awakening in everyday life. She focuses her teaching on developing practical methods for incorporating the Buddhist teachings into this human life through the practices of kindness and compassion and on recognizing the natural state in every moment of our lives. These days she derives inspiration from the teachings of Anam Thupten, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Lama Willa Miller and Lama John Makransky. Elizabeth completed a PhD in the Study of Religion from Harvard University with foci in Buddhist Studies, Tibetan Buddhism, and Ethics in 2015. She has lectured at the Harvard Divinity School and teaches at different venues around New England. Elizabeth is the co-translator of More Than a Madman: The Divine Words of Drukpa Kunley (2014), a translation of the autobiography of Drukpa Kunley, the patron saint of Bhutan. She is currently writing two biographies of Drukpa Kunley to be published by Shambhala Publications.

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