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Lama Willa Blythe Baker: The Wakeful Body

April 27, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Please note: This event is ZOOM ONLY. We will not be gathering in person; please join from your own computer or device from home or wherever you join Zoom events. 

Join Willa Baker for a meditator’s pilgrimage into the body. By diving deep down through layers of our embodiment–the physical, energetic and intelligent–we discover that the body is offering up a flow of wisdom. Through down-to-earth practices, we can experience the body not as an object of mindfulness, but as its source. Meditation practice becomes a way of being rather than a way of doing. This way of being that is self-aware, self-compassionate, and embodied, not limited to practice on the cushion or on the yoga mat. Somatic mindfulness is available at any moment, activated by attention to the body’s wisdom and its teachings.

Recommended companion book for the program is The Wakeful Body: Somatic Mindfulness as a Path to Freedom. Reading this book (or starting it) prior to the program will help deepen the experience. Copies of this book will be available in the KCC bookstore.

This event will be recorded and available to those who register.




For those who would like to go deeper with the teachings in this book, Lama Willa is leading an 8-week online course beginning March 20, 2024.


Willa Blythe Baker, Ph.D.

Willa Blythe Baker, Ph.D. is the founder and spiritual director of Natural Dharma Fellowship and its retreat center Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in Springfield, NH. She was authorized as a lineage holder (lama) of Tibetan Buddhism (Kagyu and Nyingma Lineages) after twelve years of monastic training and two consecutive three-year retreats. Willa is the author of several books including The Wakeful Body: Somatic Mindfulness as a Path to Freedom (Shambhala Publications, 2021) and Appearances Unleashed: A Memoir of Jigme Lingpa (upcoming from Shambhala Publications in 2024).

At present, Willa writes and teaches students interested in cultivating a deep meditation practice in daily life. Her teaching interests include the wisdom of the body, eco-dharma, non-dual awareness, and compassion. Her primary translation interests are in the genres of poetry and autobiography.


April 27
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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