To learn Vipassana meditation one needs to develop one’s own experience during a residential ten day course. A description and timetable of a typical ten day course may be found in the Code of Discipline. After completing a course and reaping the unique benefits of learning this simple, logical technique step-by-step while experiencing its depth, one can then take the practice home into daily life.

Each student who attends a Vipassana course is given this gift by a previous student. There is no charge for either the teaching, or for room and board. All Vipassana courses worldwide are run on a strictly voluntary donation basis. At the end of your course, if you have benefited from the experience, you are welcome to donate for the coming students, according to your volition and your means.

Vipassana courses in Israel in the tradition of S.N. Goenka are taught in exactly the same way as they are in over 150 centers around the world. Over the past 20+ years, the Israel Vipassana Trust has organized hundreds of courses in rented sites around the country. In July, 2014, the first permanent Vipassana center in this tradition, ‘Dhamma Pamoda’, opened its doors and began offering courses year-round. The center is located adjacent to Kibbutz Deganya ‘B’, near the Sea of Galilee.

For more information on how to sign up for a course please see the Course Schedule and Online Course Application.

To sign up for a course, you will need to read the Code of Conduct for Vipassana meditation courses.

How to Apply for a Course:

An application is required to register for all courses.

Apply Early. Please note that many courses at the Vipassana Meditation Center, are full 2 – 3 months in advance. We encourage you to apply early in order to allow time to make travel arrangements once registered.


  1. Read the Code of Discipline.
  2. View the Course List
  3. Click “Apply” beside the desired course date to fill in the online application form.
  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 one month before receiving notification.
  5. Confirm. Once accepted we require a confirmation of attendance from applicants to secure their place on the course.

Note: there are also downloadable versions of the application form.

View the Dhamma Pamoda Course List