Carol Blotter has led more than 60 retreats across the United States and has taught over 75 classes in meditation to spiritual seekers, schools, universities and medical groups over the last 20
years. Her 25+ years practice and study has led to a blending of Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and non-duality teachings. She is the primary teacher of Chelsea Meditation Group.
Since 2004, Carol’s primary teacher has been Matthew Flickstein. Matthew authored three books on meditation and founded The Forest Way in 1996 (now closed). She has studied under Matt for over 10 years, has been with him at over 60 weeklong retreats, has taken numerous teacher training programs and has co-led retreats with him. Carol was a senior teacher for The Forest Way which was Matt's organizaiton dedicated to providing retreat opportunities conducive to spiritual growth that was both balanced and integrated. Matthew was also the co-founder, with Bhante Gunaratana, of the Bhavana Monastery and Meditation Center. Matthew currently is semi-retired and leading weekend retreats, teaching Non-Duality utilizing all mystical paths as reference. Carol initially studied Insight Meditation and Dzogchen with Barbara Brodsky, the founder of Deep Spring Center in Michigan.
Carol has also been involved with the Quaker tradition since 1979. She has taught about some of the mystics influencing Quakerism as well as ways to resolve conflict through building unity and deep listening practices.
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