Delson Armstrong

Meditation Teacher & author of Dhamma books


About Delson

Delson dedicates his life to the Dhamma.

He is an independent teacher who teaches online and physical retreats around the world based on the suttas. He supports meditators on their journey, and interacts with research institutions on neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapy, and the phenomenology of meditation. He writes books and provides interviews.

When the situation allows for it, he is open to guiding physical retreats around the world upon invitation. His teachings are freely available to all.

In 2016 he completed an online retreat that is based on the Buddhist suttas and was introduced to Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation led by David Johnson. Delson naturally grasped the concepts of the 6Rs. Since then, he has taken a deep dive into the practice and the suttas and is able to easily guide students to the most sublime stages of peace and wisdom. He was asked by Venerable Bhante Vimalaramsi specifically to start teaching.


Residential Retreats

The retreat program provides an integrated and supportive environment for optimizing insight that leads to awakening as taught by the Buddha. Eight precepts comprising a code of conduct and mindful silence are maintained throughout the course with emphasis on lightheartedness. One-on-one daily interviews offer individualized guidance and detailed instruction in of tranquil wisdom insight meditation.

Online Retreats

The program and goal of this online retreat is the same as a residential retreat but takes place in a private and personal space. The program is designed to maximize results with the guidance of Delson Armstrong (Dhammacariya Sobhana). 



The symposiums will incorporate two daily group meditation sessions with an emphasis on study groups and discussion. Sessions will focus on the functional aspects and direct experience of  Dependent Origination along with the interrelationship of various links. Sessions will examine causal relationships within the links and colorations with the Four Noble Truths, the aggregates, the foundations of mindfulness, and other aspects of dhamma.

Freedom of Mind

10-day Beginners Course Video Series 

Course type: 10-day Video Course, you will receive links for all videos upon registration (only mail address required). You can watch at your convenience. The links will never expire, so no need to worry if you take longer or want to re-watch 🙂

» explanation of the core principles that the Buddha taught, why he taught this, and how to apply this to the practice.

» Meditation Instruction, how it is done, why meditating is beneficial, and what results can be expected.

» Forgiveness practice Here, you will learn to truly let go of unresolved trauma, grudges, or people that caused you pain at some point.

Registration link



A Mind Without Craving

A Mind Without Craving

A Mind Without Craving is a deep dive into the principles and practices of early Buddhist meditation. It offers a collection of instruction and dialogue sessions transcribed from a ten-day meditation retreat led by Delson Armstrong. It is a practical guide to understand the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path for the attainment of awakening and the experience of Nibbāna (Nirvāna).


"These are the five rewards of generosity: 1) One is dear and appealing to people at large, 2) one is admired by good people, 3) one's good name is spread about, 4) one does not stray from the rightful duties of the householder, and 5) with the break-up of the body at death, one reappears in a good destination, in the heavenly worlds."

– AN 5.35

So when the world is on fire
with aging and death, one should salvage [one's wealth] by giving: what's given is well salvaged.What's given bears fruit as pleasure. What isn't given does not: thieves take it away, or kings; it gets burnt by fire or lost..

– SN 1.41

"These five are a person of integrity's gifts. Which five? A person of integrity gives a gift with a sense of conviction. A person of integrity gives a gift attentively. A person of integrity gives a gift in season. A person of integrity gives a gift with an empathetic heart. A person of integrity gives a gift without adversely affecting himself or others."

– AN 5.148

If you are inclined for monthly donations, please consider Patreon

For other Dana options, please refer to Suttavada Foundation


Delson does not respond to individual mails. You’re welcome to sign up for one of his retreats or join a dhamma talk. For practice related questions, you’re invited to join the TWIM Telegram group. For other questions (i.e. scheduling a physical retreat, research) please use the contact form at Suttavada Foundation

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