Willa Blythe Baker, PhD, is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship in Boston, MA and its retreat center Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in Springfield, NH. She was authorized as a dharma teacher (lama) and lineage holder in the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism after twelve years of monastic training and two consecutive three-year retreats. At present, Willa writes, teaches and guides meditation retreats for lay Buddhists interested in cultivating a deep meditation practice in daily life. Her teaching interests include contemplative ecology, embodied non-dual awareness and compassion. She is the author of several books including, most recently, The Wakeful Body: Somatic Mindfulness as a Path to Freedom. 

Willa was featured in the Mind & Life podcast episode Meditating with the body.

This profile was last updated on September 1, 2022

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