Non-Residential Retreat with Carol Wilson

Awareness and Wisdom: Cultivating Awareness with Wise Attitude

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.

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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:

October 27 & 28, 2018

9:00am - 4:00pm both days

Lemon Blossom Hall (Map)
8235 Mt. Vernon Street
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Free parking on premises


What to Expect and Items to Bring:



There are chairs for all but you may want to bring your own cushion to make the chair more comfortable.

Wear layered clothing. The room has A/C.


Please bring water and your lunch. There is a refrigerator and a microwave, but no cooking (aside from heating in the microwave) available.

Other Items You May Want to Bring:




Paper and pen

Registration Info:

The cost to attend the retreat is $125.00. Please note that none of the registration fees go to the teacher. At the end of the retreat you will be invited to offer dana, or donations, to the teacher.

Should finances be an obstacle, please visit our scholarships page for information about financial assistance. To be considered for a scholarship, applications need to be submitted no later than October 13.

Please contact Irene at

Additional Info:

Carol will also be giving a Dharma Talk on Friday, October 26, 2018.