Will James

Insight Meditation



"Drinking the Dharma,
refreshed by the Dharma,
one sleeps at ease
with clear awareness and calm.
In the Dharma revealed
by the noble ones,
the wise person
always delights"
Dhammapada 71












Welcome to Insight Meditation


WillWill James attended his first Insight Meditation retreat in the late 1970s with Christopher Titmuss, a pioneer meditation teacher in the west. This meeting kindled a deep interest in meditation and the dharma teachings of the Buddha. Will continued to study with Christopher through the 1980s and also studied with Subhana Barzaghi in the Zen and Insight traditions. 

In 2005 Will was invited by Christopher and Subhana to take up the responsibility of teaching in the Insight tradition.

Insight Meditation, known as Vipassana in the Theravada Buddhist tradition engages in the practice of ethics, mindfulness, depths of meditation, opening of the heart and wisdom teachings. Insight Meditation allows a deep inquiry into this unfolding life, with all its difficulties and joys.  An inquiry into our relationship to what arises in our day to day; be it pleasant or unpleasant and the freedom that is available when we bring understanding and awareness to each experience.

Will is presently the guiding teacher at the Tallowwood Sangha in Bellingen on the mid north coast of NSW Australia. He leads regular retreats, has taught at the Dharma Gatherings in Australia and India, assists with the Australian Dharma Facilitators Program and teaches a Mindfulness Training course and Dharma study program. 


To be held At Bali Mountain Retreat - high on the slopes of Mount Batukaru in Central Bali - Insight Meditation and Yoga Retreat 21 - 27 May - 4 2017  ...more