Teachers offer residential and online retreats. A listed here have many years of meditation experience and formal training with a lifetime commitment to practicing wisdom, compassion and moral rectitude. They provide skill and know how to effectively guide participants to experience the path to 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. Daily one on one teacher interviews are scheduled for every participant to insure complete understanding and competency is attained. Practice times, rest periods, and mealtimes are balanced to promote enjoyment and goals of the retreat.
The Six Rs
TWIM teachers offer easy to learn step-by-step instructions. This is a tried and true approach to mental development. This system that fully embraces the Buddha's teaching of "right effort" effective application . These are core principles to develop harmonious mental qualities that awakens attentiveness and tranquility leading to the goal of nibbana (nirvana).
Effective application are the actions described in the methodology of the six Rs. Doing it as directed effectively deconditions habitual reactive tendencies and moods while cultivating the essential building blocks to progress through the stages of insight or levels of comprehension that lead to awakening. The six Rs is a mnemonic system of learning. It makes deep meditative experiences easily understood and integrate in daily life. The bottom line is that all TWIM teachers and the programs they offer are results oriented. When their suggestions are followed precisely, the results are richly rewarding.
Teacher Training and Development
TWIM Retreat leaders are renowned for their ability to guide people to experience awakening as taught by the Buddha. Every teacher tests their competence and skill with years dedicated practice, apprenticeship and retreat experience. The importance of one-on-one private interviews is key to making progress in mediation. It insures smooth progress in the stages of insight and the goal of directly experiencing nirvāṇa (nibbāna) for yourself.
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