Retreat leaders embody years of formal training combined with wisdom, compassion, and moral rectitude. They offer guidance in residential and online retreats world-wide with the shared goal of awakening as described by the Buddha.
Learn Why the Buddha Smiled
The training techniques and principles taught are easy to understand and enjoyable to practice. The meditative practices taught by TWIM teachers are presented to optimize and integrate knowledge with skill development. One-on-one teacher interviews help insure that participants cultivate skillful understanding and competency of the Noble Eightfold Path. Retreats vary from teacher to teacher but all provide the core methodology to advance in the stages of meditation to the goal of nibanna.
The Six Rs
The Six Rs is a practice method that embraces the Buddha's teaching of "right effort" or the effective application of effort. It is to be applied in meditation and daily life. It constitutes the "gradual training" as described by the Buddha, its application gradually cultivates harmonious mental states while it deconditions unwholesome, unharmonious mental states. When each element of the Six Rs is initiated, there is a mental reset. Mental states incline with steady emotional ease, clarity, and agility that culminates in the goal of liberation—freedom of mind.
Teacher Training and Development
TWIM Retreat leaders are renowned for their ability to guide people to experience awakening as taught by the Buddha. They are recognized by their competence and skill grounded in years dedicated practice, apprenticeship, and retreat experience. This level of training is only offered to those that are are in service to the liberation of mind and compassion for all beings.
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