Dharma Talk: Cultivating Natural Awareness & Wisdom at Home

Online Event Only

START DATE: Friday, October 23, 2020
END DATE: Friday, October 23, 2020
TIME: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ORGANIZATION: Seattle Insight Meditation Society
EVENT TYPE: Talk Meditation
TEACHER: Carol Wilson

This Friday night Dharma talk will introduce this weekend retreat emphasizing developing a continuity of awareness that is supported by wise attitude and wise effort. Awareness is a natural quality of the mind. When the mind is relaxed and at ease, a natural awareness can become a part of our lives. This moment-to-moment awareness enables us to see things as they are, leading to the blossoming of wisdom and compassion.

This emphasis on practicing with a receptive, kind attitude and a relaxed yet diligent effort is particularly appropriate and useful in our home environment.  It supports   us in exploring how our life is our practice, and how all experience can become a support for greater awareness, wisdom and compassion.

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 at IMS.



Seattle Washington United States.