Bhante is distinguished American Buddhist monk with more than 40 years practice in meditation. He is regarded as a master meditation teacher and leads retreats in Europe, Asia, and North America. Bhante is founder and abbot of the Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center near Annapolis, Missouri. He is the American representative to the World Buddhist Summit and Conferences.
Bhante teaches tranquil wisdom insight meditation – the earliest form of vipassana or mindfulness meditation – a method taught by the Buddha and described in the earliest Buddhist texts.
He offers personal one-on-one guidance to each person to facilitate progress in their meditation practice. Tranquil wisdom insight meditation TWIM is neither difficult nor a test of endurance, but rather a joy-filled journey on the middle path of clarity and wisdom as taught by the Buddha. His orientation toward mediation practice and principles that contain the genius of a fully awakened Buddha.
This is not cultural or institutional Buddhism theory or scholarship but the Buddha's formulas to cultivate wise-attention leading to progress smoothly in the stages of insight and enlightenment.
TWIM is a results-oriented approach for mental and spiritual development. It is ideal for beginners or advanced meditators interested to dissolve barriers to progress to goal of enlightenment and profound contentment.
Tranquil Insight Wisdom Meditation annual Thanksgiving and Easter California retreats are ongoing.
David Johnson leads monthly online retreats that offers one-on-on personal guidance from the convenience of your own home.