Online Retreat, November 7–13, 2022 with Delson Armstrong
The program and goal of this online retreat is the same as a residential retreat but takes place in a private and personal space. The program is designed to maximize results with the masterful guidance of Delson Armstrong (Dhammacariya Sobhana). This course is ideal for those new to TWIM and TWIM meditators that have not attended a Delson led retreat in 2022.
Meditation Essentials Video
Course goals: 1. Cultivate jhanas (stages of insight) through the direct experience of the brahmaviharas: metta, karuna, mudita, and uppekha. 2. Understand the four steps of effective application known as Right Effort and the methodology of the Six Rs. 3. Develop the seven awakening factors in the stages of meditation. 4. Experience release and nibbana.
Information and Instruction Video
Delson recommends that participants arrange a private secluded space and observe mindful silence with minimum daily interpersonal interaction. Outdoor walking space and simple no-hassle meal preparation is optimal. A supportive environment will include suspension of cell phone, email, and other media use other than for assigned videos, reading, and scheduled Zoom meetings.
Delson guides beginners and experienced meditators in the practice of tranquil wisdom insight meditation TWIM. He works with research institutions in neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapy, and the phenomenology of meditation. Delson dedicates his life to teaching the path to liberation through methodology laid out in the Buddhist sutras. His teachings are freely available to all.
His latest book; A Mind Without Craving, offers detailed exploration into the nature of reality, behavioral reprogramming, karma, rebirth, consciousness, and liberation. It's a practical companion for a self-directed ten-day meditation. A Mind Without Craving provides in depth meditation techniques to progress smoothly along the Noble Eightfold Path to awakening.
Loving-Kindness Meditation Instructions Video
The three video links on this page are helpful those new to TWIM and to clarify the course content with a smooth transition into the course. TWIM is not difficult or a test of endurance but rather an insightful experience filled with joy and ease. Read A Guide to TWIM attached as a .PDF.
Recommended Schedule for Your Time Zone 5:30 am- Wake 6:00 am- Recite the eight precepts with self directed sitting and walking meditation 6:30 am–10:00 Daily one-on-one interviews with Delson 7:30 am–11:30 Breakfast 11:30 am–1:00 pm Midday meal and rest 1:00 pm–6:00 pm Sitting and walking meditation 6:00 pm–7:00 pm View your assigned daily Dhamma video by Delson followed by meditation 8:30 pm- Rest get enough sleep every night to energize your mediation practice.
Registration is closed except for wait list.
Confirmations will be processed and notifications of acceptance emailed within 7-days of submission
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants on a fist come, first serve basis. This course is ideal for those new to TWIM or TWIM meditators that have not attended a Delson led retreat in 2022.
A position on a waiting list will be offered to anyone registered after the maximum enrollment of 20 has be reached. Wait listed people will be notified as soon as an opening occurs.
Your registration implies your full-time participation to the best of your ability during the entire course.
Fees The retreat is free of charge. This is a non-profit retreat. Delson offers the teaching freely however, Delson relies on the generosity of supporters to sustain his ability to teach. His mission to help seekers awaken wisdom, compassion, and realize liberation. The retreat is administered and supported entirely by volunteers.
Once your enrollment is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation letter and instructions to book interviews. Once confirmed, insure your interview time slots are scheduled. A recommended schedule has been simplified for your convenience. Retreat volunteers will be available throughout the retreat to coordinate daily activities. Take the time to adequately prepare your home and personal life for immersion into the retreat. Watch "Optimizing your home Retreat" video.
Contact Numbers Allow 24 hours for replies to text or voicemail messages.
Retreat Manager, Scott Jordan cell phone: 415-250-5294