Solwazi has been practicing and teaching for over 20 years with a focus on Vipassana since 2003. He has studied in Thailand, Burma, India, and South Africa. He is certified as a Community Dharma Leader by Jack Kornfield and Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is currently in the four-year Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. Solwazi is the guiding teacher for a Prison Buddhist Ministry Program in a Federal Prison located in the Denver area.
Solwazi has degrees in Preventive Medicine Technology and Political Science and a graduate of The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado, the Thai School of Complementary Health in Chaing Mai, Thailand, and the Academy for Guided Imagery, Inc. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman (medic), where he provided a broad range of medical services to active duty service members, military dependents, and civilian contractors. He teaches mindfulness meditation classes and leads mindfulness meditation retreats and workshops throughout the U.S. and the world.