Insight meditation weekend retreat with Sandya (Rakefet) Bar-Kama

16/01/2020 to 18/01/2020
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The teacher: 
Teacher Name:
Sandya Bar-Kama
Teacher Name:
Odelia Weinberg
Open to everyone
Start time: Thursday 14:00
End time: Saturday 18:00
סטטוס הקורס: 
Registration is opened
Vipassana (or Mindfulness) is a Meditation technique that is based on directing relaxed and mindful attention to our body and mental functions.This technique helps develop tools for dealing with the vicissitudes of life while promoting tranquility, wisdom and compassion.

The course provide optimal conditions to devote the whole of our attention and energy to the practice of the method.

Most of the day is dedicated to alternately walking and sitting meditations, for set amounts of time. Every day, detailed instructions will be given concerning the meditation technique, and every evening a talk will be held by the teachers, concerning the principles of meditation and how they touch upon our everyday life and personal reality.

During the course there are group talks with the teachers, where the opportunity is given to share and examine our experiences. There is also the option of private meetings with the teachers.

The retreat will be held Usually in Hebrew (except courses with teachers who come from abroad).
Translation will be given when necessary.


Volunteering in the course

For the holding of courses and their success many helping hands are needed, both as members of the kitchen staff and particularly for management of the courses and the kitchen. Volunteers in the courses experience a "Service Retreat" that is an opportunity to combine giving and practicing meditation and is a bridge between sitting on the pillow and everyday life.

Tovana is based and mostly run by volunteers. During the year, there are about 200 practitioners volunteering in various courses in Ein Dor, in addition to about 50 volunteers in permanent roles.
You are invited to volunteer and practice while doing.

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What is the meaning of Dana?

Since the time of the Buddha, the Asian tradition of Dharma (the spiritual path) is of the kind of mutual generosity. The local community shows its appreciation and respect for the spiritual practice by supporting the monasteries with the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and medicines. In return, the community is supported by courses, teachings and guidance, that are offered by the monks and nuns. 

For 2,500 years this lively expression of collaboration and mutual existence offered spiritual support, both for the spiritual community and for the lay practitioners.

Hosts and assistants

מתרגלת מאז 1986. מלמדת בדרך הדהרמה: דרך הלב והתבונה. חייתה שבע שנים באשראם ליוגה ומדיטציה בארצות הברית. מתרגלת ומלמדת מדיטציה המבוססת על מסורתהתראוואדה הבודהיסטית ועל מסורת האי-שניות. שמה דגש על הקשר בין התרגול לחיי היומיום, על חקירת החוויה האישית האותנטית ועל האפשרות לחיות חיים ערים בכל רגע.  מנחה סדנאות, קורסים וקבוצות. מלמדת בעמותת 'תובנה', 'מרכז הישראלי לרפואת גוף-נפש', 'מרכז שילוב', 'מכללת כרכור', 'מרכז אוריאל' ובמסגרות נוספות, בארץ ובהודו. מאמינה שחופש אפשרי ושבכולנו טמונה היכולת לאהוב, לחמול ולהתעורר.  חיה עם בת זוג, חתולה וכלבה באזור פרדס חנה. Dana to Sandya Bar-Kama  ...
Has been on a spiritual journey since 1986. Rakefet lived for seven years in the Kripalu Ashram, a yoga and meditation center in the United States, and taught there seminars on meditation and personal development. Over the years, her curiosity and drive for knowledge has led her to explore various Buddhist, Hindu, and Indian methods. Rakefet teaches meditation and the Dharma to individuals, groups and at retreats. Dana to Sandya Bar-Kama   Sandya's Dharma talks (hebrew) Rakefet short video (Hebrew):
אודליה וינברג פרי מתרגלת יוגה ומדיטציה 15 שנים, ביניהם תקופות ממושכות של תרגול בהודו עם מורים שונים. מאז 2002 היא מנחה יוגה ומדיטציה בסדנאות, קבוצות ועם יחידים, בהודו, צרפת וישראל. אודליה גרה בגבעת ישעיהו, ואמא לשלושה ילדים.   Dana to Odelia Weinberg /*-->*/
Odelia Weinberg Peri has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 16 years, including long periods of intensive practice in India. Since 2002 she has been teaching yoga and meditation on retreats, classes and individually, mainly in India and Israel. Odelia lives in Givat Yishayahu, where she teaches Yoga and Meditation and continues her wisdom training by raising three small children. Odelia's dharma talks