Online Retreats with Delson Armstrong

Mind without Craving
Self-Guided

“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

Ten-day online retreat, Self Guided

Audience: Accessible for anyone 

Experience: Module 1 and 2) completed or minimum 1-year experience with TWIM or similar practice required.

Type: daily dhamma talks (Youtube), reading reflections, group QA (YouTube), online FAQ

Recommended Minimum Time: 4 hours daily formal meditation, plus approx. 2 hours for dhamma talks, reading and interviews/QA.

Interaction: Opportunity for asking questions by mail, we will do our best to answer as quickly as possible

Availability and Schedule: anytime, just register, and you will receive the links

About the Self Guided 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 will do

Daily:

  • Take morning Five or Eight Precepts
  • Watch daily dhamma talks videos from the list
  • Read the teacher’s daily reflection
  • Meditate for at least 2 hours daily
  • Watch the daily Q/A from the previous retreats (Optional)

As much as possible:

  1. Reframe from other activities.
  2. Try to limit phone and computer usage
  3. No television or social media
  4. No reading except Open Heart & Ariya Dhamma***

*If you need, 10 day Retreat Reference Materials are here**

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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.


You can send Dana directly via Paypal to delson@suttavada.foundation 

Delson Armstrong