Wheel of Dhamma

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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): English / Hebrew

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 construction of the center was completed in June 2014, and it can comfortably host 85 students and servers.
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)3-6123822
Fax: [972](0)3-575-3947
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.pamoda.dhamma.org/en

The Center has resumed operating at a reduced level. Please check the course schedule and website for date changes and registration requirements.

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Registration for courses begins at 12pm on the opening registration date.

Day courses and meditation days for old students

Child and Teen courses

 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Registration opens at 12pm Israel standard time on the date courses open for registration.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day In Progress Deganya Bet
Apply 14 Aug - 17 Aug Service Period Servers - Open Deganya Bet For old students
Apply 17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day FULL Deganya Bet
Apply 28 Aug - 31 Aug Service Period Servers - Open Deganya Bet For old students
Apply 31 Aug - 11 Sep 10-Day FULL Deganya Bet
Apply 11 Sep - 14 Sep Service Period Servers - Open Deganya Bet For old students
Apply 14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - FULL New Men - Closed Old Men - FULL Female Server - FULL Male Server - Open Deganya Bet
Apply 25 Sep - 27 Sep Service Period Servers - Open Deganya Bet For old students
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Dhamma Pamoda Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Aug Half day sitting Completed Dhamma house in Tel Aviv For old students
Apply* 15 Aug Half day sitting Open Dhamma house in Tel Aviv For old students
Apply* 22 Aug Half day sitting Open Dhamma house in Tel Aviv For old students
Apply* 29 Aug Half day sitting Open Dhamma house in Tel Aviv For old students
Apply* 05 Sep Half day sitting Open Dhamma house in Tel Aviv For old students
 
 

As a privacy measure, the online application form encrypts the information you provide us with before it is sent from your computer to our application server.


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: [email protected]

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.

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.

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.