United International Buddha Dhamma Inc

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Religion

Location: 8218 County Road 204 Annapolis MO 63620 USA

Mission: The mission of U.I.B.D.S. is to research, practice, preserve and teach the fundemental teaching of the Buddha based on the earliest Buddhist texts in order to help people understand how to relieve personal suffering. 

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined Joshua Tree retreat in early 2009 conducted by Bhante Vimalaramsi and experienced an amazing result of equinimity which I had never experienced before during meditation with other techniques/teachers. Having to deal with my husband's condition who had serious infection but I was so balanced and calm, then I went to the center to continue my practice which went deeper. I knew the teaching is correct and immediately effective so when I went back to Indonesia, I organized retreats in Indonesia for Bhante Vimalaramsi and Sister Khema, totalling 5 retreats in the last 2 years, so many people benefited in a consistent progress we can witness among the students, and they're teaching with so much compassion, kindness and passion... I can say the teaching which Bhante Vimalaramsi does by following the suttas is excellent and closely following the dhamma, taught by the Buddha... May many more benefit from their teaching and reach final happiness in this lifetime... sadhu3x

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been immensely benefited by the UIBDSI and Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center. By their selfless, honest (and cost-free) help and guidance I came up to know a way to develop great happiness and peace of mind in this life.

The work of DhammaSukha Meditation Center is absolutely for the welfare of all fellow human beings and deserves to be supported

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning a new way of experiencing life, resulting in deeper happiness and peace of mind

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

only support them much more

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am disabled by bi-polar affective disorder, with complications. I was suicidal when I first met Bhante Vimalaramsi on the internet. After a rocky beginning he asked me to Smile (mouth, eyes, mind, and heart), and within a week I experienced my first mini-awakening, and this caused a permanent, positive change in my life. The joy of being arose in me for the first time in almost forty years. Since then my development has steadily progressed, and as I write this review, the meditation practice has taken on a life of its own. I am happy, even with the mental issues, and I owe my life to the kind and gentle man we all refer to as "Bhante".









Please join us! Experience permanent joy in your life as a result of practicing Tranquil Wisdom Meditation. This was the true teaching of the Buddha. What do have to lose? Well, your suffering at every level of your being!









Chris,




Perth Western Australia




I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meditation that has permanently relieved my suffering at the level of my understanding. The journey towards enlightenment continues along the Buddha's path.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Donate as much financial support (called Dana) to the monastery as I can afford. The infrastructure requirements continue to grow as Tranquil Wisdom Meditation increasingly captures the minds and hearts of Buddhist practitioners around the world. Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu!

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Rating: 5 stars  

What can i say, first time i write something to help someone else.
Thats how good is this service provided by this community of Buddhist monks.

Books, videos, personal advices, all disposed in exceptional way, and free of charge. You can feel the dedication. If they wherent monks it will cost massive amounts of money. But because of their nature, its FREE!.

LOVE IT.

Matias.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Just change my life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

i invited Bhante Vimalaramsi and Rev. Sister Khema 3 times to come to Germany, organised the retreats here, accompanied them and visited most of the retreats in Germany, travelled to the Dhammasukha Center and i witnessed that there were many people (beside me) he helped very much with his kind of teaching meditation.
Bhante Vimalaramsi goes back to the teachings of the Buddha (Suttas) and explaines them very well.
The progress in meditation is extraordinary if you practise the instructions he gives to you.
Also we could answer them a lot of questions which were answered by Bhante and Sister Khema patiently.

I wish there will be a lot of more people who are openminded and willing to try and practise these teachings. Then they could compare them with other practises and will see the differences and realize what treasure they have found.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

German meditation centers and in Dhammasukha Center

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the organization more public.

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Rating: 5 stars  

i did my first retreat in Februari 2010 with Bhante Vimalaramsi and the results i got from the way he teaches you how to meditate are beyond words. It changed my life for the better, i became a person who can deal with life and all its ups and downs with a calm mind and more important, with a happy mind. I truly recommend everybody to go on a retreat with Bhante.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daily life

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like them to have a centre in Europe too

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Rating: 5 stars  

I got to know about Most Venerable Bhante Vimalaramsi, Rev. Sister Khema, and DSMS in MO from a friend in December, 2009. I immediately did an online retreat with Ven. Bhante Vimalaramsi. His teaching of Forgiveness and Lovingkindness meditation helped me to let go of past pains and future worries and live happily in the Present moment. His teaching of Lovingkindness and forgiveness are the prescription for good health ,peace, & happiness. In September I did two week meditaion retreat under the guidence of Ven Bhante V at DSMS in Anapolis, MO. I am very grateful for all guidence and care that were given to me. The training I have received is helping family and many friends to make dramatic changes in their lives towards happiness. Even though I am a born Buddhist, I learned true Dhamma from Ven Bhante Vimalaramsi.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

September, 2010

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

raise funds so they can built more cabins to train more monastic and lay followers

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I will be forever grateful for being introduced to Dhamma Sukha and Sister Khema. After visiting the center at Annapolis, Mo and attending Meditation Groups in Ironton, Mo, I am doing a Forgiveness Meditation in my home with guidelines from Sister Khema and help via e-mail. I have never been part of an organization that has so many resources available such as the Dhamma Sukha site with talks you can download, groups to join via e-mail, access to Sister Khema via e-mail. I am finding that this approach to Buddhism can be as simple or complex to meet the needs of each individual. For me, simplicity is important especially to begin so sending "loving kindness" and the power of smiling have started me on a path of joy and love that extends to all life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am experiencing peace and joy through "loving kindness", smiling, 6R's, and Forgiveness Meditation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them build more retreat center throughout the world.......they certainly hold a key to peace.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've attended a ten day retreat in Germany with the guidance of Bhante Vimalaramsi and it surpassed all my expectations. The Dhammasukha center is one of the most important organizations (if not the most important one) today that help every willing student to learn the ways of the Buddha. An organization that managed to return to the roots of the teaching.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

everyday life, spiritual life, friends, family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change bothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As someone new to meditation last year I found that a simple internet search yielded hundreds of websites all giving basically the same instructions. After a short period of time practicing meditation I was finding relief but felt like I was still missing something. When I stumbled upon the website for Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center I was only looking to pick up a few more pointers for my meditation but found much more.

Bhante Vimalaramsi and Sister Khema have developed wonderful tools and programs of study that show how to bring the practice of meditation and the peace of mind it develops into everyday life. With a practical step-by-step approach and a close adherence to actual methods taught by the Buddha over 2000 years ago, Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation has proved immediately effective for me in the relief of suffering and insight into how mind works.

These simple and logical methods, along with some personal attention by Bhante V. and Sister K. (they always seem happy to answer any questions by email or on their group forum page) have put me on the proper path to living a better life and being a better person.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daily life. This method of meditation shows one how to deal with the tough things that happen in life as they occur. There is no running to the cushion to escape into meditation when things get hard. Life IS meditation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have found it sooner. :)

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