शमथ – विपश्यना : TRANQUILITY WISDOM INSIGHT MEDITATION RETREAT
A 10-Day Silent Retreat, guided by the teachings of Bhante Vimalaramsi
TWIM – Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation takes you on a journey to experience a way out of much of the suffering you face today. Come and hear the Buddha’s own words as preserved in the Suttas. Begin to see what Buddha Gotama experienced in his own meditation and why he said, “We are the happy ones!” Reclaim your own internal peace and smile.
Founder Teacher of TWIM, Bhante Vimalaramsi is the co-founder of Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center in Missouri, USA. The retreat will take a combined approach of study where one listens in the evenings directly to Dhamma talks from the suttas along with the teacher’s commentary and Q&A sessions combined with personal practice is the pattern of training. Students observe how mind operates during both sitting and walking meditation. They uncover insights and test what was heard from the texts for themselves. Each day they interview with a guiding teacher who monitors their progress and may suggest testing certain solutions for any difficulties. Eventually, after some time, they begin to follow the suttas for themselves and their meaning comes alive crystal clear after certain parts have been redefined into easier terminology. In this way students are guided by the voice of another as the Buddha suggested.
This practice never becomes boring. Its just easier to understand each time one goes to the cushion. In the proper frame of mind one sits just to find out what happens next.
About the Retreat Guide, Bhante Dhammagavesi–
Bhante started his spiritual journey at Wat Pah Nana Chat in Thailand in 2013. He later found that Bhante Vimalaramsi has a method which is easy to understand and immediately effective. He took higher ordination with Bhante Vimalaramsi as his preceptor. He has studied under the guidance of his teacher. He has learned from personally observing the Venerable Teacher during his retreats. Bhante Dhammagavesi is helping out with the Dhamma activities for Samatha-Vipassana Trust in India and Asia region. He has helped organize retreats in Malaysia and India for Bhante Vimalaramsi and Sister Khema. He stays in Sri Lanka and continues his Dhamma practice. He teaches retreats when possible.
Bhante Dhammagavesi will be assisted by Bhikkhu Ananda from Canada https://heartdhamma.love/upasampada/ and Samnera Mettananda from USA
The retreat will start on 3rd evening with a discourse and end on 13th morning after breakfast.
Schedule for December 4 – 12
05.00 am: Wake up
05.30 am: Triple Gem Refuge, Precepts, Dhammapada Verses and Meditation
07.00 am: Breakfast
08.30 am: Meditation and individual interviews
11.00 am: Lunch
01.00 pm: Meditation and interviews
05.00 pm Tea
6.30 pm: Discourse
8.30 pm: Meditation
10.00 pm: Lights off
Students are not to take dinner unless there is a medical requirement.
By Donation. Accomodation and meals at actuals.