March 26, 2021

Awareness and Wisdom Retreat with Carol Wilson and Andrea Fella


We were thrilled to offer this meditation retreat with Carol Wilson and Andrea Fella, with assistance from Neesha Patel, June 7 – 13, 2021.

The teachings during this week-long retreat explored the four foundations of mindfulness with open awareness and receptive attention, with an emphasis on recognizing the attitude of mind and cultivating the perspective of wise view. The teachings are influenced by the three teachers’ practice with Sayadaw U Tejaniya.

This page for registered participants of the live retreat includes links to the session recordings and Post-Retreat Resources. Links to the chant sheet used during the retreat, Suggested At-Home Practice Schedule, recommended home retreat guidelines, Zoom information, and information about online retreat etiquette are located in the Retreat Resources section below for your reference.

Teacher Support

Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—offer their teachings freely, and rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. Teachers do not generally receive compensation from IMS program fees, though IMS may offer a modest advance to ensure financial support and the continuation of the teachings. Click here to learn more about teacher support. There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teachers at the end of your program, or you may donate now.

Session Recordings

Monday, June 7—Opening Day
Opening Session (Passcode: 6#h0Q1D^)
Dharma Reflection and Sitting (Passcode: =%kC0$r2)
Dharma Offering (Passcode: 4b=9#2N=)

Tuesday, June 8
Sitting with Instructions (Passcode: r2D6f$As)
Dharma Reflection and Sitting (Passcode: x5!zNGPc)
Dharma Offering (Passcode: *se!1Db1)

Wednesday, June 9
Sitting with Instructions (Passcode: bC7w4c!k)
Dharma Reflection and Sitting (Passcode: f7eiAf&7)
Dharma Offering (Passcode: b&PDtOe0)

Thursday, June 10
Sitting with Instructions (Passcode: !$gJWP80)
Dharma Reflection and Sitting (Passcode: NRYCQj0*)
Dharma Offering (Passcode: %aVn7!6J)

Friday, June 11
Sitting with Instructions (Passcode: aGsY4*As)
Dharma Reflection and Sitting (Passcode: p76*sVEa)
Dharma Offering (Passcode: %+.&R4b$)

Saturday, June 12
Sitting with Instructions (Passcode: t93b3Xg@)
Dharma Reflection and Sitting (Passcode: 7@#jE8T*)
Dharma Offering (Passcode: #%=BV4gr)

Sunday, June 13—Closing Day
Sitting with Instructions (Passcode: a2MX#XD4)
Closing Session (Passcode: 089=+$.k)

Post-Retreat Resources

Teaching Team Schedules & Sayadaw U Tejaniya Resources (PDF)

Teaching Team Schedules & Sayadaw U Tejaniya Resources (MS Word)

Retreat Resources

Chanting Homage, Refuges and Precepts

Suggested At-Home Practice Schedule

Guidelines for Your Home Retreat

Using Zoom

IMS Online Program Etiquette