TWIM-Con, April 21— 24, 2022

            

 

 

CONFERENCE GOALS

 

1. Create and strengthen bonds in lay and monastic communities

2. Review the complete history of TWIM  

3. Discuss sustainability needs and growth opportunities

4. Global report of ongoing activities including future plans 

5. Update retreat guide and mentoring programs to expand retreats and classes

6. Set up a shared vision for the future of TWIM principles and practices

7. Schedule periodic follow-up TWIM-Con meet ups and calls 

8. Drink coffee and tea, eat good food, talk and laugh a lot

 

PROGRAM AGENDA

 

Thursday, 4/21 ______________________________________________

3:00 – 6:00   Check-in, assignment of accommodations (Kristen & David)

6:00 – 7:00   Light Dinner

 

7:30 – 8:30 PM Orientation    

7:30     David: Welcomes and presents: TWIM Welcome clip

            Follows by short older intro to DSMC Film

7:40     Jordan: Introduction of leaders, teachers, and organizers and
           Presents the TWIM-Con program highlights  

8:00     David: Film festival Shorts: The History of TWIM

Friday 4/22 ______________________________________________

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast

 

9:00 – 10:00 Group meditation led by Delson   

10:15–11:30 Bhante’s journey and origin of TWIM (DJ facilitates)

10:15   Show Bhante Pics. Bhante Talks about them and discusses History of TWIM-David presents photos of BV, other photos, and short video 1995

11: 00  Mark & Antra: talk about early days of BV in SD & as a monk after ordination

11:15   David: Still Point days-BV and Early DSMC building, hurricane, Japan

 

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch

 

1:30 – 3:10       Organizations and Program Development (SJ facilitates)

1:30     David’s journey, organization, travel with Bhante, teaching, and book

2:00     Drew’s journey, organizing, and teaching history

2:15     Jordan’s journey, California and Hawaii retreats and classes

3:45     Rachael’s, journey, Florida retreats, and Weekly Zoom classes   

3:30      Break    

315      Delson’s journey, online/ residential retreats, book, new book

4:30     What is TWIM and the Primary Principles of Practice?    

5:30 – 6:30   Light Dinner 

 

7:00 – 8:30      International Activity Update and Discussion on Zoom

7:00     Koen: presents his journey and Suttavada Foundation

8:00     Brenda: presents Indonesia programs (8AM 4-22 Jakarta)

  

Saturday 4/23: ______________________________________________  

7:30 – 8:30      Breakfast

9:00 – 9:45      Group meditation

  

10:00 – 11:30   DSMC Activities and Programs Discussion,   (DJ presents)

  • Building activities – expansion.   

  • Sitting groups and active Zoom groups    

  • Current activities programs, outreach,

  • Transition Strategy (Spirit Rock Model with multiple teachers)

  • Retreat schedules for the balance of 2022 and 2023 

  • Monastics – What is the role?

  • Funding strategy

 

11:30 – 1:00 Lunch  

 

1:45 – 2:45 DSMC Online Retreat Program and Guide Participation (DJ moderates)

1:45     David: goals and background, website and resources, guide certification   Kristen: Program coordination and communication

2:15     Russ: data on TWIM or forgiveness, participant’s results.    

2:30     Teri: best practices for guides

2:45      Break    

3:00 – 4:00 Ongoing Programs and New Development

Khin: Report on Global Sitting Group

Lyling: Reports on Face Book: TWIM (meditation) Support with 551 members

Nat:     Report: Open Source Media Networking  

Russ:   Report: Financial and Tax Considerations and Strategies  

4:00– 5:30   Future of TWIM Discussion and Round Table; (Russ moderates)

Growth Opportunities?  Improvements? Data sharing?, Locations?, Languages? Demographics?  (Nat Notes)

  

5:30 – 6:30 Light Dinner

 

7:00 – 8:30  Global Activity Update and Discussion via Zoom

7:00     Ven. Obhassa  here but talks about her activities in UK presently

7:30     Sister Khema (India -6:30AM 4-24)   

8:00     Dhamma Gavesi (Sri Lanka) -6:30AM 4-24)  

8:30     FIREWORKS    

   

Sunday 4/24______________________________________________

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast  

 

9:00 – 10:00 Closing Session

Summary Notes (Nat)

Dana Talk (Jordan)

Closing Remarks (David)

10:00   Hang out, Lunch, Departure

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