Non-Residential Retreat with Carol Wilson
Awareness and Wisdom:Cultivating
Awareness with Wise Attitude
Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 pm; Sunday 9:00 – 4:00 pm.
Registration open. To Register click HERE
This two-day non-residential retreat will be in the formal silent retreat format, with periods of silent sitting and walking. Extensive instructions and information will be offered on Cultivating Awareness with Wise Attitude, both within the meditation format as well as in how we live our lives.
The meditation instructions will be in the style of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. The additional teachings will encompass some of the ways that the Buddha taught us to cultivate purity of mind in all aspects of our life.
Carol Wilson first began practicing Vipassana, or insight meditation, in 1971 with S.N. Goenka in Bodh Gaya, India. Since then she has studied and practiced with a number of Theravada teachers, both Asian and Western. She has been particularly influenced by the teachings and practice styles of Sayadaw U Pandita, and in the past ten years, of Ashin U Tejaniya. In the 1980s she spent a year in Thailand as a Buddhist nun, which she continues to appreciate as an immensely valuable and inspiring experience.
Carol has been sharing vipassana and metta retreat teachings since 1986, both in the United States and abroad. She feels a strong commitment to supporting the conditions for long intensive retreats to take place, and for many years she has been teaching the three-month retreat at Insight Meditation Society as well as a month-long retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is currently a guiding teacher of IMS.