This free weekend meditation retreat is an introduction into Metta Vipassana or TWIM (Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation). Based on the Noble Eightfold Path as taught by the Buddha and stemming from the earliest Buddhist texts, this meditation provides one swift progress through the jhanas, which are deep levels of awareness and understanding. Using persistent Right Effort or Effective Application, one can develop mindfulness and cultivate joy that leads to Awakening (Nibbana or Nirvana).
Weekend retreats are a wonderful way for you to become acquainted with the practice of meditation following the early Buddhist teachings and also a good opportunity for deepening your practice by having direct access to an experienced teacher.
These weekend retreats are silent residential retreats, conducted by Delson Armstrong, an experienced teacher in TWIM, who is known to easily guide students to the most sublime stages of progress. Most Venerable Bhante Vimalaramsi Mahathera specifically asked him to start teaching this practice.
First retreat is scheduled for:
- Start: Friday October 9 14:00
- End: Sunday October 11 16:00
Following weekend retreats are planned for the following dates. Please use the link below to indicate your interest and we will keep you informed.
Start dates: October 23, November 6, November 20, December 4
Location: The Retreat will be at Villa Borann, a boutique hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Please refer to this page for a photo impression and different room types.
Prices: We aim to provide these retreats for free to participants. In this way it is a pure gift of the Dhamma and it will allow people with all budgets to attend. At the end of the retreat you will be offered the opportunity to offer dana to the teacher. This dana will be used to support the teacher and to support future retreat participants.
Lodging will include full board (including breakfast and lunch). There are two room types available (single occupancy and double occupancy). In your registration please indicate a potential reason for a single room. Room allocation will be done by the organizers.