The Buddha said that the heart of all action is in the motivation in the mind/heart that impels the action. The seed of suffering and of happiness lies in the motivations that arise in our hearts and minds. The natural result of steady mindfulness and wisdom is the strengthening of the beautiful and wholesome qualities of heart that become the motivation for our actions.
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.
Date & Time:
Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St., San Diego, Bard Hall
Parking is validated in the ACE parking lot adjacent to the church. We encourage carpooling.