Ward Simmons has been practicing insight meditation (vipassana) since 1999. He has completed the year-long Integrated Study and Practice program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, Massachusetts, and the two-year Community Dharma Leader program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California.
He is actively involved with the Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte (NC), where he leads sangha meetings, teaches classes, and leads retreats. He regularly participates in residential meditation retreats ranging in length from a week to a month. He has found the practice of insight meditation to be life-changing, and he considers it a privilege to share this path with others.