RETREATS and ClasseS
Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation: Samatha Vipassana
September—November 2022, 10-Day India Retreats, Delson Armstrong and others, Various retreat centers, Fees vary by location Go>
May—October 2022, 10-Day Individual and Small group Retreats, Delson Armstrong and others, Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center, MO, $400 Go>
Zoom Retreats 2022-2023, Individualized online retreats with distinguished teachers.
Fee by donation To be announced Go>
March 31–April 9, 2023, Delson Armstrong, St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista, CA, To be announced in July 2022 Go>
Awaken Insight Retreats lists top rated meditation training combined experienced expert guidance as described in the earliest Buddhist texts. Tranquil wisdom insight meditation (TWIM) retreats are neither difficult nor a test of endurance, but rather, a joy-filled journey to awakening insight leading to true knowledge. TWIM is the combination of samatha and vipassana—tranquility and insight as described in the original dialogues of the Buddha. It is distinguished from dry insight--vipassana by the application of the four steps referred to as "Right Effort" in the Noble Eightfold Path as follows
Retreat leaders are renowned for their ability to guide people to experience awakening as taught by the Buddha. Every teacher is trained and tested for their competence and skill with years dedicated practice, apprenticeship, testing, and experience. A key to the success of leaders is one-on-one private interviews to optimize time and help participants to progress smoothy in the stages of awakening insight and the goal of experiencing nirvāṇa (nibbāna) for yourself.
Retreats combine exposure to key concepts to better cultivate wise thinking based on the realities of existence as described in the earliest Buddhists texts. The course of training offers a supportive environment to optimize progress and maximize time. Eight precepts comprise a simple code of conduct that is maintained throughout the retreat. Mindful silence with an emphasis on ease and lightheartedness is encouraged at all times.
Weekly Sutta study and analysis with focus on meditation by Zoom with Rachael O'Brien
Weekly Thursdays at 7 PM Eastern
To join email: email@example.com
About Rachael Go>
Coaching and Individual Instruction by appointment with Doug Kraft
Books, videos, and teaching
More at Easing Awake website: Go>
Monthly daylong Group Practice _ Monthly on Sundays
Yolo and Sacramento County. Zoom and in person by invitation. Contact: Lynn.Metta@gmail.com
TWIM group series for beginner of experinced meditators.
This six week series includes instructions and discussion with Scott A. Jordan, free Go>
Online Dhamma Sukha Retreats
Online Home Retreats
Led and guided by senior TWIM meditation guides by donation only Go>
Teachers and Leaders
Biographic Information and photos Go>
Heart Fluency Training
Bruce Pardoe trains therapists, coaches and healers to fully heal debilitating emotional patterns and trauma. Go>
Yoga with Meditation
Yoga Master Dr.Kumar
Combines traditonal yoga of Northern India with insight meditation practices and renowned yoga teacher training program. Go>