Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
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 114 Degania Bet
D.N. Emek Hayarden 151300
Tel: [972](0)3-6123822
Fax: [972](0)3-575-3947
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.pamoda.dhamma.org/en

Starting on 8 March, there will be courses at the Meditation Center in a limited format, for old and new students, subject to the regulations of the authorities.

Please note:

At this time, courses at Dhamma Pamoda are open only to Israeli residents with a certificate of vaccination (“green pass”) or proof that they have recovered from COVID-19 disease.

Due to frequent changes in regulations, course dates will not be listed months in advance, as was customary in the past.

 

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Registration for courses begins at 6pm 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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
16 Apr - 19 Apr Service Period Completed Deganya Bet For old students

At this time, courses at Dhamma Pamoda are open only to Israeli residents with a certificate of vaccination (“green pass”) or proof that they have recovered from COVID-19 disease.

 

Apply 19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day In Progress Deganya Bet

The course is open only for holders of a "Green Pass" from the Ministry of Health, a Recovering Patient Certificate, or a valid Vaccination Certificate.

 

Apply 30 Apr - 03 May Service Period Servers - Open Deganya Bet For old students
Registration is open only for holders of a "Green Pass" from the Ministry of Health
Apply 03 May - 07 May 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Deganya Bet For old students

Servers needed

The course is open only for holders of a "Green Pass" from the Ministry of Health, a Recovering Patient Certificate, or a valid Vaccination Certificate.

 

Apply 07 May - 10 May Service Period Servers - Open Deganya Bet For old students
Registration is open only for holders of a "Green Pass" from the Ministry of Health
Apply 10 May - 21 May 10-Day Women - FULL Men - FULL Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Deganya Bet

The course is open only for holders of a "Green Pass" from the Ministry of Health.

 

Apply 21 May - 24 May Service Period Servers - Open Deganya Bet For old students
Registration is open only for holders of a "Green Pass" from the Ministry of Health
Apply 24 May - 04 Jun 10-Day Open Deganya Bet

The course is open only for holders of a "Green Pass" from the Ministry of Health.

 

Apply 04 Jun - 07 Jun Service Period Servers - Open Deganya Bet For old students
Registration is open only for holders of a "Green Pass" from the Ministry of Health
 
 

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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.