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Free Weekend Loving-Kindness Meditation Retreat in Phnom Penh

October 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - October 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC+1

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, happening 2 times


This free weekend meditation retreat is an introduction to Metta Vipassana or TWIM (Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation). Based on the Noble Eightfold Path as taught by the Buddha and stemming from the earliest Buddhist texts, this meditation enables you to gain swift progress through the jhanas, which are deep levels of awareness and understanding.

Using persistent Right Effort or Effective Application through this practice, you can develop mindfulness and cultivate joy that leads to Awakening (Nibbana or Nirvana).

Weekend retreats are a wonderful way for you to become acquainted with the practice of meditation following the early Buddhist teachings and also a good opportunity for deepening your practice by having direct access to an experienced teacher.

These weekend retreats are silent residential retreats conducted by Delson Armstrong, an experienced teacher in TWIM, who is known to easily guide students to the most sublime stages of progress. Most Venerable Bhante Vimalaramsi Mahathera specifically asked Delson to start teaching this practice.

  • Bhante Vimalaramsi

  • Delson Armstrong

You can listen to some of Delson’s insights here:


By attending this retreat, you will have one-on-one access with the teacher who will fine-tune your practice and provide you with the insights for further progress. Consider it a time for the body, mind, and heart to find rest and relaxation through which you will gain wisdom. During retreat, participants will be following a simple schedule of two meals a day, sitting meditation, walking meditation, private interviews with the teacher, and discourses in the evening.

First retreat is scheduled for:

  • Start: Friday October 9 14:00
  • End: Sunday October 11 16:00

Second retreat is scheduled for (please use this link for registration)

  • Start: Friday October 16 14:00
  • End: Sunday October 18 16:00

Based on demand, following weekend retreats will be planned weekly, i.e. start dates: October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20, November 27 December 4. Registration for these retreats will open up in couple of weeks, please use this contact form to indicate your date preference

Please email us at to indicate your interest and we will keep you informed.

Location: The Retreat will be at Villa Borann, a boutique hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Please refer to this page for photo impressions of different room types.

General Information for the retreats can be found here, and frequently asked questions and indicative daily schedule.

Villa Borann Double Large Room

Villa Borann Dining

Villa Borann Courtyard

Prices: We aim to provide these retreats for free to participants. In this way it is a pure gift of the Dhamma and it will allow people with all budgets to attend. At the end of the retreat you will be offered the opportunity to offer dana to the teacher. This dana will be used to support the teacher and to support future retreat participants.

Lodging will include full board (including breakfast and lunch). There are two room types available (single occupancy and double occupancy). In your registration please indicate a potential reason for a single room. Room allocation will be done by the organizers.

In order to support these retreats, you can make a donation. All donations will be 100% used to support the meditation retreats – Sādhu Sādhu Sādhu ! 

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October 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm UTC+1
October 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC+1
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Hotel Villa Borann
235A St. 19 Daun Penh
Phnom Penh, 12207 Cambodia
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+855 23 211 518
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