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
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Welcome to Insight Meditation


Will JamesWill 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 2006 Will was invited by Christopher and Subhana to take up the responsibility of teaching in the Insight tradition. 

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. 


Insight Meditation and Yoga Retreat 20-26 May 2018 - high on the slopes of Mount Batukaru in Central Bali -...more

Pilgrimage to Indian Buddhist sacred sites October 2018 - Will has been invited to lead a pilgrimage to the sacred sites of India. "I see this adventure as a unique opportunity for both an inner and out pilgrimage, a chance to visit sacred sites pertaining to the remakrable life of the Buddha, and a chance to explore his teachings and practices and how to apply them to our own lives. This combination of travel, mediation and exploration invites us to deepen our understanding and open our hearts."....more