Making This thread since a lot of people seemed to want To know more about it.
So I’m actually a coach In Twim meditation I guide people to feel metta(Loving Kindness) and to go through the Jhanas. Not eligble as a teacher to guide into cessation though since I’m only a sothapana with fruition and can’t get into Nibbana on a constant basis yet.
But I’m learning from one of the founders of This meditation style . And also got the Numbers to the other founder. How This happened I have no idea. Never in my life did I imagine I would live and learn from an enlightened person .
They have went through all the discourses of Buddha and found that most mainstream meditation skip steps . For example breath meditation was just used to calm yourself down before the meditation . It was never supposed to help you go into deeper Jhanas.
Twim is the core teaching of the Buddha.
I Have guided several people into 4 th jhana and beyond though which blows my mind. Because it’s not really complicated.
So first of all What is TWIM? Twim stands for Tranquil Insight Wisdom Meditation. And I have never even tried a meditation that progress so fast.
In Twim you use the feeling of metta to slingshot you into the 4th jhana. But the benefits shows up way before that.
In Twim there’s 2 steps purify and retrain the mind to create new neural pathways that are just pure love and compassion.
Step 1 in Twim send metta to yourself either think of a loving memory , puppies or whatever you can to bring up the feeling of love. Then send that to yourself.
This is also creates a extremely attractive energy for yourself and increases your serotonin which is directly linked to status.
There’s tons of experiments on the benefit of serotonin so I’ll leave that for you find yourself if you are interested.
Step 2. Send that metta to a spiritual friend. This has To be a person you visualise and have no illwill or hatred against. Also can’t be of the opposite gender because feelings of attraction.
Step 3 . No use to say until you actually reach the qualificatons and checkmarks on step 2.
This and the 6 Rs
Now out of everything I learned in my life 6R probably have had the biggest effect on my life.
Nervous on a date 6 r become serene. Mind plauged with negativity 6 r and serene state of mind. I rarely have negative thoughts anymore . I can go weeks without a single one .
So What is the 6Rs.
So when you Do the twim meditation hindrances Will show up . Craving (I want it mind) Aversion (I don’t want it mind) sloth, restlessness.
All of these hindrances distract you from the meditation object.
So whenever a hindrance show up you recognize it.
You release the attention from it .
You relaxe the tension that came up with the hindrance (Mostly focus on relaxing the head.
Re-Smile. To reward your brain with dopamine
Return to the meditation object
With Twim some of my clients went into infinite space in a week or 2 . Something that takes a lot of people years to reach .
This is the meditation practice . It also helps if you understand the links of dependent origination.
When I had my first Nibbana experience after it was like I saw the tree felt the tree before I percieved it as a tree.
It’s just such an incredibly rewarding pracrice.
Now there’s more steps to progress deeper faster but don’t want to overload the people interested.
If you have any questions feel free to ask free of charge. This also improves my teaching skill so it’s a win win.
And you don’t have to be a Buddhist to benefit from this. It really don’t matter.
It’s just the best meditation practice I found by far