Dhammachariya Delson Armstrong has taught online and physical retreats at Dhammasukha and other venues around the world. He is the author of : "A Mind Without Craving"
Delson began his spiritual journey with Yogic meditation at the age of thirteen. He traveled to India where he studied at an international school for three years and completed his A Levels through the University of Cambridge International Examination center of the British Council. When he returned to the United States, he graduated from the New York Film Academy with a concentration in Screenwriting and he began his writing career by publishing three books and now ghostwrites for publishers, studios and private clients.
He has attained all six degrees of Kriya Yoga under the lineages of Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, and Paramahamsa Hariharananda. He has studied Upanishadic contemplative practices under the lineages of Paramahamsa Ramakrishna, Swami Sivananda, and Swami Chinmayananda. Through study and application of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, he has attained all ten levels of Samadhi (meditative states of absorption) outlined in the text. He has also practiced Jnana Yoga and Self-Enquiry through the lineages of Ramana Maharishi and Nisargadatta Maharaj, attaining the level of Sahaja Samadhi (effortless absorption) and studied the teachings of J Krishnamurti and UG Krishnamurti.He shifted to TWIM by completing an online retreat by David Johnson in 2016. He is now leading both off-site physical retreats and online retreats as time permits.
Delson took to TWIM practice easily, and understood the concepts of the 6Rs immediately - without much guidance. He has taken the deep dive into the practice and is able to easily guide students to the most sublime stages of progress. He was asked by Venerable Bhante Vimalaramsi specifically to start teaching.
While guiding online and retreats, he supports individuals on their journey and interacts with research institutions on neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapy, and the phenomenology of meditation. When situation allows for it, he is open to guiding physical retreats around the world upon invitation. His teachings are freely available to all.
Author of "A Mind Without Craving" Nov 2021
A Mind Without Craving is a deep dive into the principles and practices of early Buddhist meditation. It offers a collection of instruction and dialogue sessions transcribed from a ten-day meditation retreat led by Delson Armstrong. It is a practical guide to understand the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path for the attainment of awakening and the experience of Nibbāna (Nirvāna).
Youtube Channels & Videos
Apr. 2022 Retreat at Dhamma Sukha Playlist
May 2022 Retreat at Dhamma Sukha Playlist
Suttavada Foundation Video Channel
Video playlist: Conversations with Delson Armstrong
Delson's Teaching Schedule 2022-2023
Dhamma Sukha USA 2022 April to August - Full
Dhamma Sukha In India Sept to Nov - open
Dec to Feb 2023
March 2023 - Malaysia Retreat , Indonesia Visit
April 16th to 21st -Dependent Origination W/shop Link TBD
April 2023 - California - Easter Retreat (7-th-16??)
Dhamma Sukha Missouri 2023 May - July TBD