Welcome to Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center
Bhante Vimalaramsi is the abbot of Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center in Annapolis, Missouri. He is the guide for the on-site residential retreats. He teaches Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation (T.W.I.M.) which uses the "Mindfulness of Lovingkindness" practice (otherwise known as the practice of the Brahma Viharas) for the journey to Nibbāna. Happiness arises as the burden of the ego melts away. Bhante talks about the benefits of using Metta here vs. the breath. Metta is much faster and easier for the path to awakening. Metta is not just a "feel-good" practice; it is the direct path to the unconditioned (SN 46.54(4)). This is REAL change.
Summer retreats will start May through Sept. (update Oct also). Dates here. You can also take a 9 day Online retreat offered monthly, available for practicing Metta and Forgiveness. See our registration retreat pages for further details.
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Everything you need to know to awaken. Guide Book.
Updated 2018 version released with two new chapters and exciting testimonials from students about their progress
As of Apr 3, 2019
TWIM RETREATS 2019
TWIM RETREATS 2019/2020
Russian Language at Bishkek
India Feb 2020
California Easter Ret. Apr. 5-15th 2020
From an Online Retreat in September:
"I found your delineation of the 6 Rs practicing wholesome and unwholesome mind states to be very beneficial. When unwholesome mind states arose, I practised letting go and relaxing. It was interesting to notice the arising of joy when this happened. This brought a different understanding of ‘joy arising from withdrawal'."
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- Read this amazing Testimonial from recent Easter Retreat student Russ, a Wall street risk analyst, who was very skeptical, and honestly states how he abruptly changed his attitude once the retreat started ... READ it ...