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. You can also take a 9 day Online retreat offered monthly, available for practicing Metta and Forgiveness.
Following a successful 10 day silent retreat with ven. Bhante Vimalaramsi in the UK in March/April 2019, we are fortunate for the opportunity to bring Bhante back to Europe, to the Netherlands, for one or two 10-day silent retreats. Please visit the NL retreat page for details.
For an overview of the TWIM method, you can watch this video