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Dhamma Pamoda, Deganya Bet, Israel
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hebrew / English

Dhamma Pamoda, which means “The Joy of Dhamma”, is located on a 42-dunam property, in a beautiful area close to the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River. Surrounding it are plantations of date palms and a nature reserve. It is a quiet and pastoral area around two hours from central Israel. The new centre will have comfortable accommodation for approximately 150 students, meditation halls and individual cells.
How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course
  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
  2. Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
  3. Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it. An application is required to register for all courses.
  4. Await notification. All correspondence will be through e-mail if you give an e-mail address in your application. Due to the large volume of applications, it may take up to two weeks before receiving notification.
  5. If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
Additional information

Israel Vipassana Trust
P.O. Box 75
Ramat-Gan 5210001
Tel: [972](0)3-612-3822
Fax: [972](0)3-575-3947
Email: info@pamoda.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.il.dhamma.org

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Oct Children / Teens Completed Deganya Bet
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Jul - 01 Aug 10-Day for Old Students Completed Deganya Bet For old students
04 Aug - 15 Aug 10-Day Completed Deganya Bet
18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-Day Completed Deganya Bet
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Completed Deganya Bet
13 Sep - 21 Sep Old Student Program Completed Deganya Bet For old students
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Completed Deganya Bet
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Completed Deganya Bet
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Completed Deganya Bet
Apply 03 Nov - 14 Nov Teacher's Self Course New Women - Closed Old Women - Filling Up New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Deganya Bet New Course!!For old students
Apply 17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day New Women - FULL Old Women - Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Deganya Bet
Apply 01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Deganya Bet
Apply 15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Deganya Bet
Apply 29 December, 2014 - 09 January, 2015 10-Day Women - Wait List New Men - Open Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Deganya Bet Also for Russian Speakers
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 12 Jan - 23 Jan 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Deganya Bet
Apply 26 Jan - 06 Feb 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Deganya Bet
Apply 11 Feb - 20 Feb Satipatthana Sutta Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Deganya Bet For old students
Apply 23 Feb - 06 Mar 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Deganya Bet
09 Mar - 20 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Nov Deganya Bet
23 Mar - 03 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Nov Deganya Bet
 
 

The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server. However, it may not be totally secure even though encryption is used. If you are concerned about the possibility of security risks of your confidential information while it is on the Internet, do not use this form and instead download an application. Print and complete it. Then please send the form to the course organizers. By faxing or posting your application form it may delay the registration process by one to two weeks.


To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.il.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@pamoda.dhamma.org

All courses are run solely on a donation basis. All expenses are met by donations from those who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who serve the courses volunteer their time. Thus Vipassana is offered free from commercialisation.

Old students are those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka or his Assistant Teachers. Old students have the opportunity to provide Dhamma Service at the courses listed.

Bilingual courses are courses which are taught in two languages. All students will hear daily meditation instructions in both languages. The evening discourses will be heard separately.

Meditation courses are held at both center and non-center locations. Meditation centers are dedicated facilities where courses are held regularly throughout the year. Before meditation centers were established in this tradition, all courses were held at temporary sites, such as campgrounds, religious retreat centers, churches and the like. Today, in regions where centers have not yet been established by local students of Vipassana who live in the area, 10 Day meditation courses are held at non-center course sites.


10-day Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. The courses begin after a 2 - 4 pm registration period and orientation, followed by 10 full days of meditation, and end the morning of the 11th day by 7:30 am.

10-day Courses for Old Students have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses and one Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.

Children's Courses are open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

Satipatthana Sutta Courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. The difference is that in the taped evening discourses the Satipatthana Sutta is carefully examined. This is the principal text in which the technique of Vipassana is systematically explained. These courses are open to serious old students who have sat (not including courses served) at least three 10-day courses, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain their meditation practice and the five precepts in their daily lives, at the very minimum from the time of applying to the course.

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

 
 
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