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Listed below are either active sitting groups or people int. Listed below are either active sitting groups or people interested in TWIM, wishing to sit together and also discuss TWIM teachings.
People who may give instruction in TWIM and are familiar with the levels of progress are noted in bold***.

Also you may request to be added to the below list. Use the contact form at the bottom.

We are always looking for people interested in TWIM, wishing to sit together, and also discuss Bhante Vimalaramsi's teachings.

People who may give instruction in TWIM and are familiar with the levels of progress are noted in bold***.

Sitting Groups and TWIM Mentors in USA and Abroad


San Diego
San Diego Sitting Group
 ***Mark and Antra Berger

Phone: 619-225-0817


7:00-9:00 PM

Every 2 weeks

One Hour Sitting and Sutta Discussion
Schedule may change so please contact first.

Greater Sacramento

***Doug Kraft

Easing Awake TWIM Meditation Classes, Study Groups, and RetreatsWeekly introductory and advanced classes and study groups

North Carolina


Denver, CO
***Cori Barker
Phone: 7202958131

11. Cori Barker

"We are a (mostly) online group meeting daily at 6:15 Mountain Standard Time on Discord! Here's the joining link for the (Unofficial) TWIM Discord Group:

Feel free to reach out to me at or text directly 720-295-8131 if you are local to Colorado/Denver and/or would like to join us for a wonderful start to your day. :)"

North Carolina

Cristof Ensslin



Daily Sitting group online. Mondays through Fridays. 6-7am ET.

We start with Nammotassa and the 6 precepts. Then we meditate together, where I guide the first 10 minutes or so, silent afterwards. At 7 we share the merits and once a week read a short sutta (3-5 minutes) from AN.


Interested people can email me and I will send them the Zoom link. See you there.



Glenn Derrick


Phone: 734-286-5894



***Andrew Litchy


Loving-Kindness Meditation Group
Discussion and meditation
Monday: 530 to 7PM, every other week.

at Pathways Minneapolis
3115 Hennepin Ave S 
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Also - Open meditation
Saturday: 11AM to 12PM.
Neighborhood Naturopathic
7200 France Ave #135
Edina, MN 55435

Outside the USA doing TWIM


Vienna, Austria

***Christian Kasper

Phone Number +4369917097221

Almost every Monday from 7:15pm till 9:00pm Metta-Meditation in the Centre of Vienna. If you are interested to join us, please write me a mail or phone me.
Language: German


Robert Mari



Contact: Matias Pajulahti

Phone Number +358407763494

Terve! We have a small group of people from different parts of Finland meeting up online monthly since the spring of 2021. Contact me for details.
You're warmly welcome to our meditations and discussing TWIM together. :-)


Maharashtra, India

***Dr Major Madhusudan Cherekar

Mumbai, India
***Pratima Jd

Phone Number 09423776802   

Phone Number +919224746783

We have sitting group daily morning around 8am. We have hindi and marathi translations of basic instructions available.    

I have sitting group.    Please contact me.


Pusat, Jakarta


***Brenda Ie-McRae 

Primary leader for the Indonesian Group

Offering: Public talks
                group retreats 
                monthly meetings 
                some coaching.


Ing. Eduardo Giordanelli
Via Leonardo Da Vinci 27
50132 Firenze

Cell. +39 3482631566

           tel. +39 055 0516862

skype giordanellie



Dottssa Cinzia Orlando

via Riccardo Zandonai n 9

90144 Palermo

Cell. + 39 3803276477

Ph. +39 091 746 4527


Eduardo and Cinzia, together,  offer every Monday at 21.00 local time by zoom 6R and loving kindness practice. Every two months they organize a weekend mini retreat.” (in Italian)


Hanoi, Vietnam

Contact: ***Công Nguyn Trung

Phone Number 084948322397  

We organize 10 day online TWIM course in Vietnamese and daily online group sitting from 5am to 6am.

People Interested in TWIM

Interested in TWIM? Listed below are people just like you! 

If you would like to be added to this list please fill out the Interested in TWIM form at the bottom of this page.

Let us know your interest to sit together and/or talk about TWIM in the form.

1.  Teresa Vazquez  -Lots of interest in getting a group going!
2108 Bayview Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 418-4547

2.  Blake Salem  

Lincoln, NE
Ph#  402-430-2437

3.  ***Jordan    

Lectures about TWIM in San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco and Big Island, Hawaii

4.  Lance Potter

Experienced zazen, Shambhala and Nyingma, but Theravada TWIM 
Naples, Florida

5.  Jeannette Noble

Los Angeles, CA
Sitting group - contact below for more info-You can phone but email first

6.  Lyling Hom

Pasadena, CA 
Phone: 626-798-1210

7.  Jeff Wright

Washington D.C.
Interested in meeting up with other TWIM practitioners in the greater
Washington DC area.
I live in Montgomery County, MD. 

8.  Nathan St. Armand
Little River/myrtle beach
S. Carolina
Ph: 2154073212
"I'm just starting out and looking for a sitting group."

9. Tran Huynh

Philadelphia, PA
Phone Number: 16126698234
More Details here:
I am looking for people to sit together every other week or monthly group sitting and sutta study in Mainline/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Interested people may contact me via email to set up a group sitting together.

10. Puri Bender

Houston, TX, USA
Looking for people to practice together

11. Cori Barker
Denver, CO
Phone: 7202958131
While currently online, I am growing this group one step at a time. Meeting (most) Sunday nights at 6PM Mountain Time (all are welcome!) for a beginner friendly 2 hour adventure!
Please book a slot online at, reach out to me via email at or via text at 720-295-8131!

12. Curt Welling
Versailles, KY
Phone Number8594921070

Interested in meeting folks doing TWIM, I'm in central Kentucky

13. Lyman Reed
Salem, MA, USA
Email address:
PH: 8187315618
I have years of experience with meditation, but am new to TWIM. I would love to get together with others in my area (Boston North Shore) to discuss and practice together.

14. Gary Shea
Boston, MA
Email Address:
Interested in contact people in the Boston area
15. Steve Norman
Grand Rapids, MA
Email Address:
Phone Number 6169014548
Long time meditator growing my community.

16. Amandeep Summan
Lake County, CA
Ph: 4082021704
Email Address:
Have practices 13 years of Vipassana and just starting my TWIM practice last year would love to find people to sit with.

17. Hiroku Yasuda 
Palm Beach county, FL USA
Email Address:
Note:  Did Online Retreat

 Nic Daniels
Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia

Looking to start a sitting group in Cairns. :)

Melissa Alomes
Hobart, Tasmania  email me!
Would love to start a TWIM meditation group in Hobart.

Mark Hall
Phone: 0406422813
I would love to hear from anyone in the West interested in TWIM meditation :-)

***Anne Llewellyn
Phone: 0432 330 225
I have been a meditator for many years. The last three have been working from a TWIM book and recently on one of David's online retreats.       

Prasad Perera
Quakers Hill, NSW

Kevin Burrett
Phone: +61883881852
Comment: No sitting group here in Adelaide...just me !

Tony Leabettor
Central Coast
Phone: 0402076799
Comment: I have been getting people work colleagues and friends requesting me to instruct them in TWIM. I completed my first Online TWIM Retreat with John Partlett in 2017 followed by another Online Retreat with David Johnson in June 2018 where i was fortunate enough to get an attainment with Davids expert instructions.This was followed by a Physical Retreat in Australia at Wingello on 2nd November -11th November 2018 under the guidance of Bhante Vimalarasmi and Sister Khema. This was followed by Physical Retreat at Brickfields Kuala Lumpur Malayasia 20th - 29th December 2019 under the guidance of Bhante V, Sister K and Bikkhu Dhammagavesi. Recently completed a TWIM Zoom Online Retreat through the Suttavada Foundation 17th - 26th November 2020 under the guidance of Delson Armstrong. With increasing interest from people in Australia i am looking at building and consolidating the in the Post Covd19 world with more participants. I offer these teachings free as in the spirit of the Dhamma and tradition of the Buddha. Looking at donations as i build a student base with those donations wholly going back to Dhammasukha. With Metta Tony Leabeater

Alex Carroll
Brussels, Belgium
Phone:  +32486558427
Languages spoken: English, Dutch, French



First Name: alisson

Last Name: souza

City/State/Province/CountrySão Paulo/SP/Brazil

Anupama Konara
Vancouver, BC
Interested in discussing TWIM and sharing Experiences

Said Massoud
Montreal, Quebec
Would love to connect with other TWIM meditators in Montreal to meditate together and discuss progress and challenges

Croatia -Zagreb

Name: Ze Hai Lieu

Phone Number385923676543

More Details hereI can speak English and Mandarin.

Cuba / La Habana
Nelson Ochagavía
Phone Number (+53)55389148
More Details here:

  • Hace unos meses que practico TWIM por mi cuenta, tras haber practicado Vipassana al estilo de Goenkaji y anteriormente Anapanasati al estilo Zen. Encuentro muy gratificante TWIM, sobre todo cuando el objeto de meditación es Metta. Quisiera intercambiar y progresar en TWIM. Gracias.

  • A few months ago that I practice TWIM on my own, after having practiced Vipassana (Goenkaji style) and, before that, Anapanasati Zen style. I find TWIM very rewarding, especially when the object of meditation is Metta. I would like to talk about TWIM and progress. Thanks.

Jon Fortney
Phone Number +971509908408
More Details here: I live/work in Dubai and would love to meet other people 
here in Dubai, or in the UAE, who are interested in TWIM. If there is interest maybe we could put together a sitting and discussion group.

Matias Pajulahti
Phone Number +358407763494
More Details here: Hei, terveisiä Suomesta! I live near Turku, Finland and 
would like to have a TWIM group here. Could also do online meditation meetings. 



Johannes Wolf


City/State/Province/CountryAachen, Germany

Looking for people close to Aachen / Germany / Netherlands / Belgium to meditate together, discuss TWIM & suttas and to share experiences

Sergio Santos
Guatemala City
Phone:  502-55700726
Guatemala City. Interested in group sits and sutta discussion.



Balazs Agocs

Guatemala City


Phone: +36305553606


Vipassana Buddhista Egyesület association has translated to Hungarian and published (printed) the Path to Nibbana book in 2023. Added to our weekly Vipassasa practice group we would like to start a TWIM group in Budapest. Please visit our website or contact me if interested. Mettá. Balázs

Dr Major Madhusudan Cherekar
Phone: +919423776802
I am practising TWIM since Dec 2018. anybody interested can join me for 
group sitting almost every evening  7pm to 9.30pm

Sachin Gudas

City/State/Province/Country    Ramagundam, Telangana, India
Phone Number    +919483782071
I am interested in spreading Happiness to all. Anyone interested to know process of eliminating suffering may please contact us, we would guide towards path of Happiness. Thanking you all and Wishing Happiness.

New Zealand

Email address:

First NameRuth

Last NameAnsell

City/State/Province/Country Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand

Phone Number0272724588

More Details here: I would love to start a TWIM sitting group and happy to host. Based in Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand. Please get in touch. If you’re in Auckland, just text me and let’s make it happen. May we find Nibbana. 


South Africa

Sarita Gous


Area:  Ermelo, Mpumalanga

I'd like to be in touch with anyone practicing TWIM in S. Africa.

Gustavo C.
Let's start a TWIM sitting group!

Savankumar Gudaas
Phone Number +6584252903
More Details here: I had done 9 days of online retreat of TWIM, happy to pair 
with 6Rs practitioners on Sutta study. Let's start a TWIM sitting group!


Sri Lanka

Name: Bishan Welgama


Phone Number    +94773868002

Interest in contacting others interested in TWIM

Tom Jansen
Banpong, Banpong, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand
Phone Number: +668 7667 7932 If you are in Thailand, 08 7667 7932
More Details here: Practicing and enjoying TMI for a couple of years. I accidentally ran across TWIM while searching for instructions  on practicing Metta. I am giving TWIM a trial run alongside my TMI practice. There is a really good summary of TWIM on the reddit forum called, A Crash Course in Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation (TWIM) I have been reading three or four books on TWIM, and this summary is great for its brevity and completeness.

United Kingdom


Teodora Graham East Anglia AreaEmail:

Indu Shakya
Reigate, Surrey, UK
Phone: 07877996735

  • I am working on organizing TWIM retreats and help establishing a Buddhist monastery in the UK soon. Please stay in touch with me if you can participate and/or offer any help.

Jonathon Bibb
Region: Hooton Pagnell
Phone: 07588559759
I would like to deepen my meditation practice and potentially look to start a TWIM group here in Yorkshire, UK.

Pradeep Kumar
Exeter, UK
ph: 07541480722

Cong Trung  

Pedro Fanega
Caracas, Venezuela.
Ph: 58-4166157500
Interesado en compartir sobre TWIM en castellano. Soy principiante.


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