Insight meditation weekend retreat with Simi Levi with the assistance of Tami Barkai and Shachar Matan

17/02/2022 to 19/02/2022
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The teacher: 
Teacher Name:
Simi Levi
Teacher Name:
Tami Barkai
Teacher Name:
Shachar Matan
Open to everyone
Start time: Thursday 14:00
End time: Saturday 18:00
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Registration is full
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

שימי לוי
מתרגלת, מלמדת ולומדת דהרמה ומדיטציה משנת 1989. מתוכן, ארבע וחצי שנים כנזירה במנזרים בודהיסטים (תרהוודה) בתאילנד.​   שימי מנחה סדנאות של ויפאסנה  ובעשייתה רואה חשיבות להבאת תשומת הלב לחיי היום יום . מחלוצות תחום המיינדפולנס והתאמתו לילדים. מפתחת תוכנית "שפת הקשב" לטיפוח מיומנויות קשב (מיינדפולנס) בילדים ובמערכת החינוך. מתגוררת עם משפחתה במעגן מיכאל.  Dana to Simi Levi
Has practiced vipassana meditation since 1988, including four years as a nun in Thailand. Simi leads seminars and retreats in vipassana meditation in Israel. In her work, she emphasizes bringing awareness to everyday life. Simi is also the founder and coordinator of "The Language of Listening," a program in the Israeli educational system designed to cultivate the skills required to pay attention and listen for children and adults.   Dana to Simi Levi   Link to Simi dharma talks (Hebrew)