The title of the evening talk will be: "Voices of Early Buddhist Nuns: Wild Mind."
Meg Gawler, a Dharma Teacher who has been authorized to teach by Jack Kornfield as well as Gil Fronsdal, began practicing Buddhism in 1968 as disciple of the Zen Master, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. During her nine years of Zen study, Meg benefited from over three years of intensive monastic training, which still informs her practice today.
For her professional work, Meg earned a Master’s in Applied Ecology, moved to Europe, and pursued an international career in nature conservation and human development, working in 64 countries to help save the planet and improve the livelihoods and well-being of impoverished communities. During her travels she encountered the teachings of Ajahn Natthiko of the Dhammapala Monastery in Switzerland. At that time Meg began practicing in the Theravāda tradition, and trained on long retreats with Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Gil Fronsdal, and on shorter retreats with many other teachers. She has been teaching meditation in Switzerland and the United States since 2011 and leading retreats in both French and English.
In California, Meg is a teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City and a guest teacher at Mountain Stream Meditation in Nevada City, In Switzerland she is a teacher with the Dhammapala Monastery group in Geneva, and with the Association Mudita in Lausanne and the Maison Mudita in Abländschen. She also served for three years accompanying the dying at the Maison de Tara, a hospice in Geneva. In 2017 Meg completed a Master’s in Buddhist Studies, specializing in the early Theravāda tradition. In addition, she has been teaching Radiant Heart Qigong since 2012 in the tradition of Teja Bell.