Online Retreats with Delson Armstrong

Mind without Craving

“The stream of Dhamma, the stream of Dhamma, it is said.

But Bhante, what is the stream of Dhamma?”

Sāriputta: ‘It is this Eight-Spoked Path of the Ariyas.’”

-MN 43


– (New) March-13 until March-22 online retreat with Delson Armstrong, registration below

– Participants of an Online retreat with Delson Armstrong are expected to be dedicated full time, please verify this is possible for you and make arrangements accordingly

– Please also check for retreats with experienced TWIM teachers

– For full schedule of retreats with Delson Armstrong, please see schedule here

Ten-day online retreat with dhamma talk, interviews and live QA

Audience: Accessible to any serious dhamma practisioner (daily meditator). March-2023 online retreat is particularly targeted for beginners in the TWIM practice. A

Experience: Module 1 Freedom of Mind completed

Type: daily dhamma talks and interviews

Teacher Interaction: 10 min Daily individual Interviews 

Minimum Time: You are expected to dedicate full time to this online retreat, minimum 6 hours of daily meditation.
Registration: See below 

Cost: no fee, all Dana based

About the Retreat

‘Mind without Craving’ is a retreat formulated for anyone desirous of taking their first step into the Dhamma, the Teaching of the Buddha, at its very root, as preserved in the original discourses of the Buddha (the Suttas).


This retreat is a progressive approach to what the Buddha called ‘Bhāvanā’ or Wholesome Mental Development. Cultivating the Higher Mind (Adhicitta) directly correlates to happiness here and now. Meditators will be guided on a journey to understand what the Buddha awoke to on his own path to happiness.

This means the threefold training in:

  • Virtue (Sīla),
  • Collected Mental Harmony (Samādhi)
  • Discernment (Pañña)

What you will learn from the retreat:

  • Loving Kindness Meditation (Mettā) & the Brahma Vihāras
  • The nature of mental states and wholesome mental development
  • The essential role of Virtue and Generosity on the path to happiness.
  • Collectedness of mind through Joy and Letting go. (Sammā Samādhi)
  • The Four Steps of Effective Application (Sammā Vāyāma)
  • The Four Noble Truths (Ariya Sacca) in actual practice
  • The Seven Factors of Awakening.
  • The Eight-fold Path of the Noble Ones (Ariyo Aṭṭhaṅgiko Maggo)
  • Effective Observation: Learning to see how the mind’s attention moves when observing  four foundations of mindfulness (Satipaṭṭhāna)
  • Effective Collectedness: See and understand that effectively observing one’s object of meditation and keeping that observation collected leads the mind to Release
  • The experience of Release & Nibbāna here and now

What you have to do:

Take morning Five or Eight Precepts

Watch daily dhamma talks videos from the list

Read the teacher’s daily reflection

Meditate 4 hours daily (recommended for best result)

Watch the daily Q/A from the previous retreats (Optional)

Participate in interviews as scheduled

Program Schedule and Requirements

*** Prerequisites for this course

  • Completed Module 1 Freedom of Mind 
  • Or a minimal 1 year of self-guided TWIM practice
  • Or 10 days meditation retreat
  • Dedicated to full time retreat, please make the arrangements accordingly. Expectation is minimum 6 hours meditation daily plus attending the online activities

A week before the retreat: 

You will receive a welcome letter and instructions to book interviews. Please make sure your interview time slots are booked.

Day 0 – (anytime)
  • Please read the introduction pdf and watch the full Intro video
  • Download the Guide to TWIM in pdf here and read if you are new to TWIM
  • You can also watch the morning precept procedure here.

Day 1 – 9

  • Morning Precept
  • Sitting and walking meditation
  • Daily Dhamma talk (note your time zone)
  • Interviews as Scheduled

Recommended schedule during the online retreat:

  • 5:30 am            Wake up
  • 6:00 am            Morning Meditation
  • 7:30 am            Taking Precepts (on your own)
  • 8:00 am            Breakfast
  • 9:00 am            Meditation
  • 11:00 am          Lunch
  • 12:00 pm          Rest/Walking Meditation
  • 1:00 pm            Meditation
  • 2:00 pm            Dhamma Talk (depending on your time zone)
  • 4:00 pm            Meditation
  • 10:00 pm          Rest
Daily 10 minute 1-1 Interview with Teacher

Timings for upcoming Online Retreat

Registration open for March 2023 Online Retreat guided by Delson

Attendance: 14 / 15

Registrations are full - please select another date

About Delson and
Free Dhamma

“The Dhamma is for free. At all times. For everybody”

Delson dedicates his life to the Dhamma. He is either teaching retreats online or physically or sharing his profound understanding of the path somewhere on the globe. Delson lives by the Dhamma; he does not ask for money. But of course, some things need to be provided for him to live: Food, shelter, clothing. Same as monks.


Please help us support him and take this incomparable opportunity to practice an exceptional kind of generosity and goodness. We are deeply and forever grateful to your magnanimous hearts. Sādhu Sādhu Sādhu.

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