September Open Practice Weekend

  • Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
  • 253 Philbrick Hill Rd Springfield NH 03284
  • Sep 6 - 8, 2019 (3 days)
  • $216.00 - NDF Non-Member Fri & Sat $108.00 - NDF Non-Member Fri Night Only $108.00 - NDF Non-Member Sat Night Only $108.00 - NDF Member Fri & Sat $54.00 - NDF Member Fri Night Only $54.00 - NDF Member Sat Night Only $108.00 - Commuter - (6 meals) $

About This Event

What is sympathetic joy (mudita) and how do we practice it? September’s Open Practice Weekend provides space for personal and group meditation practice while exploring the theme of mudita, the practice of taking joy in the success, good qualities and happiness of others.

Open Practice Weekends at Wonderwell provide sacred space for beginning and experienced meditators to deepen in meditation practice, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of the locale, and connect with teachers-in-residence for personal guidance.

Noble silence is observed from 8pm Friday through 8am Sunday, with the exception of private dharma meetings with the teacher (sign-up available at registration) and structured exercises (such as Q and A). The daily practice schedule can be found below.

The rate on these weekends is as low as possible to allow everyone to attend. Natural Dharma Fellowship Members receive a 50% rate reduction for Open Practice weekends.  The weekend includes very simple vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including access to kitchen staples, teas, and snacks.

Commuters please use the NDF Member pricing options to register.


4:30-5:30 pm Registration

5:30 pm Dinner

7:00-8:00 pm Opening Session: Metta, The Practice of Loving Kindness

8:00 pm Begin Noble Silence


6:30-7:30 am Meditation and Walking Meditation

7:30-9:00 am Breakfast Break

9:00-10:00 am The Practice of Mudita

10:00-10:15 am Break

10:15-11:00 am Guided Meditation

11:00-12:00 pm Open Practice

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch Break

2:00-5:00 pm Open Practice [and Dharma Meetings with teachers]

5:30 pm Dinner

7:00-8:00 pm Questions and Answers

8:00-8:15 pm Break

8:15-9:00 pm Guided Meditation


6:30-7:30 am Meditation and Walking Meditation

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast

8 am End Noble Silence

10:00-10:45 am Meditation

10:45-11:00 am Break

11:00-12:30 pm Dharma Sunday Teaching/Service

12:30 pm Community Potluck Lunch


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