Updated Notice - Corona Virus

Due to the spread of the Corona virus (COVID-19), Dhamma Pamoda Meditation Center is running on a limited basis, for old students, for now. We recommend to check on updates on the website regarding changes in course dates and registration conditions. Currently, there is no known date for returning to full activity.

Welcome to Israel Vipassana Meditation Center
As taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

On July 21, 2014, the Israel Vipassana Meditation Center officially opened for its first 10-day course. At a time when millions in this part of the world faced the painful reality of war and conflict, death and destruction, Israel’s old students quietly dedicated themselves to completing the last tasks so that the newly built center could start full operation. The center stands on 42 dunams (about 10 acres or 4.2 hectares) of land at the head of the Jordan Valley, close to where the storied river flows out of the Sea of Galilee. Surrounding it are plantations of date palms and a nature reserve. It is a quiet and pastoral area around two hours from central Israel, with excellent connections to all the major cities.

What is Vipassana Meditation? Vipassana, which means ‘to see things as they really are’, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It is a universal remedy for universal ills, an Art of Living. View an Introduction to Vipassana by the principal teacher, Mr. S.N. Goenka or read the About Vipassana page.

How to learn it? The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses. All expenses for these courses are met by donations. Read more about the technique and the rules of a course.

Where? Courses are organized at the Israel Vipassana Meditation Center Dhamma Pamoda adjacent to Kibbutz Deganya B, near the Sea of Galilee. There are numerous other Centres throughout the world: see www.dhamma.org

Service opportunities for old students for more details enter the old-students website

  • Israel Vipassana Meditation Center
    email: info@pamoda.dhamma.org
    P.O box 114 Degania Bet
    D.N. Emek Hayarden 1513000


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  • S.N Goenka about the meaning of Pamoda