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Pamoda
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

 
Ten Day & Other 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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Completed Deganya Bet
10 Dec Teen Completed Deganya Bet registration has ended
Apply 12 Dec - 23 Dec 10-Day New Women - FULL Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - FULL Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Deganya Bet
Apply 23 Dec - 26 Dec Work Period Open Deganya Bet For old students
Apply 26 December, 2016 - 06 January, 2017 10-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Deganya Bet also for Russian speakers
2017 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Filling Up New Men - Filling Up Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Deganya Bet
Apply 23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-Day New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open New Men - Open Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Deganya Bet
Apply 06 Feb - 17 Feb 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Deganya Bet
Apply 20 Feb - 03 Mar 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Deganya Bet
Apply 04 Mar - 07 Mar Work Period Open Deganya Bet For old students
Apply 08 Mar - 11 Mar 3-Day Open Deganya Bet For old students
Apply 13 Mar - 24 Mar 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Deganya Bet
25 Mar Open Day Open Deganya Bet
Apply 27 Mar - 07 Apr 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Deganya Bet
12 Apr - 21 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 13 Dec Deganya Bet For old students
22 Apr Children Applications accepted starting 22 Feb Deganya Bet
24 Apr - 05 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Dec Deganya Bet
05 May - 15 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Jan Deganya Bet For old students
15 May - 26 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Deganya Bet
27 May Teen Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Deganya Bet
29 May - 09 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jan Deganya Bet
12 Jun - 23 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Feb Deganya Bet
26 Jun - 07 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Feb Deganya Bet
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Deganya Bet
24 Jul - 04 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Deganya Bet
07 Aug - 18 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Deganya Bet
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Deganya Bet
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Deganya Bet
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 May Deganya Bet
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Deganya Bet
14 Oct - 17 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Deganya Bet For old students
18 Oct - 21 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Deganya Bet For old students
23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Jun Deganya Bet
04 Nov Children Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Deganya Bet
06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Deganya Bet
20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jul Deganya Bet
02 Dec Teen Applications accepted starting 02 Oct Deganya Bet
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Deganya Bet
15 Dec - 22 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Deganya Bet For old students
22 December, 2017 - 12 January, 2018 20-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Deganya Bet For old students
 
 

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://pamoda.dhamma.org/en/old-students. 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.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

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.

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.

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

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.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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 Short Courses (1-3 days) are for any student who has completed the 10-day course with S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers. All old students are welcome to apply to attend these courses, including those where it has been some time since their last course.

 
 
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