Search for Keyword

Filter Results
  • Organisations
  • Meditations & Teachings
  • Theravada
  • Mahayana
  • Vajrayana (Tibetan)
  • Non-sectarian/Mixed

Middle East

Bahrein Dubai Israel Oman






There were 35 results matching your query.

Previous      1   2

Zen in Daily Life

Address: Israel 
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Phone: 972-3-6731288
Find on:
Contact: Ofer Cohen  
Teacher: Danny Waxman  

Buddhist Group Jerusalem

Address: c/o Anya Kirzner Hahistadrut 20/7 Jerusalem, 94230  
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu, Diamond Way
Phone: +972 (0) 544766872, +972 (0) 527220364
Find on:
Spiritual Director: the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje  
Notes and Events:

 Meditation: Tuesday, Thursday at 20:30, Friday at 13:00

Buddhist Group Tel Aviv

Address: c/o Alex Yurovsky & Shay Lavi 71/8 ISR-64382 Tel Aviv National  Tel Aviv
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu, Diamond Way
Phone: +972 (52) 7467763,
Find on:
Teacher: Lama Ole Nidal  
Main Contact: Alex  Email  (Phone: +972-527467763)
Spiritual Director: the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje  
Notes and Events:

Our centers all around the world  presents Tibetan Diamond Way buddhism and about the activities of the lay meditation groups and centers located in Israel, under the spiritual guidance of the 17th Karmapa, Thaye Dorje, and directed by Lama Ole Nydahl. You can receive here links to information about the roots of buddhism and its terminology, about its philosophy and history, workshops, books, videos and articles; as well as access to the practice of Buddhist meditations – methods for realizing the potential of body, speech and mind.

Gomde Israel Sangha

Tradition: Vajrayana, Students of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche and Chokling Rinpoche.
Teacher: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

מטרתו העיקרית של הבלוג היא לחלוק אינפורמציה אודות פעילויות דהרמה וחדשות דהרמה בין חברי הסנגה. אתם מוזמנים להעלות הודעות בדבר פעילויות של קבוצות תרגול ומסגרות התנדבות בודהיסטיות, ולשתף בהרהורים אודות השיעורים שקיבלנו. במסגרת זו ניתן גם להפיץ גם תרגומים לעברית של כתבים בודהיסטיים.

International Zen Centre of the Galilee

Address:   Beit Lehem Haglilit 36007
Tradition: Zen Master Seung Sahn
Affiliation: The Kwan Um School of Zen
Phone: 0523993461
Find on:
Teacher: Shon Prem Bon Soeng  
Main Contact: Rebecca Ward  Email  (Phone: 0528811424)

Middle East Meditation Center

Address: 7, Al Asayel Street (50 St.), Al Basha 3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates   Al Basha 3
Tradition: Theravada, International/Thai - everyone are welcome!
Affiliation: World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth
Phone: +971 42963050
Find on:
Teacher: PhraMaha Woot Boonsaner  
Main Contact: Dr. Lye Ket Yong  Email  (Phone: +971 52 9073358)
Spiritual Director: PhraMaha Woot Boonsaner  Email  (Phone: +971 568790912)
Notes and Events:

Middle East Meditation Center is a non-profit organization serving people of all ages, races, nationalities, dedicated to the development of inner peace, self development education and research, geared towards adults, youth and organizations.

We offers meditation practices and moral uplifting educational training programs, based on mental and spiritual confluence, and organization of various cultural activities to promote unity and harmony.

We also co-ordinate and networking with other Buddhist Organizations and institutions in the Middle East and globally. Official WFBY Regional Ctr in the Middle East, geared towards youth development & empowerment.

Newman Society, Vipassana Meditation Center.

Address: Kibbutz Ein-Dor,Israel.   afula
Tradition: Theravada, Ajan Tong (Mahasi Sayadaw)
Phone: 04-6770364
Find on:
Teacher: Phra Ofer Adi  
Notes and Events:

Ein Dor Buddhist Vipassana Meditation Center headed by the monk and teacher Ofer Adi, was established to promote Dharma in Israel. The center is situated at kibbutz Ein Dor at the foot of Mt. Tavor and provides training for people who are interested in learning about and practicing vipassana meditation. The center is open to new and experienced practitioners all year round.

The Newman Society was founded to promote Dharma in Israel by means of the establishment and maintenance of a Buddhist Center for the practice and teaching of vipassana meditation, under the guidance of the venerable Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo (one of the best known teachers in Thailand) for as many practitioners as possible. Ajarn Ofer Adi,an Israeli monk and disciple of the venerable Ajarn Tong, is resident head monk and teacher at the Ein Dor center, devoting his time to guiding practitioners and teaching Buddhism. The society’s future aims include providing facilities and accommodation for monks and teachers from other Buddhist traditions. The Society operates in the same manner as the teaching of the practice at the center – on the basis of generosity and donation not for profit or benefit.

Phra Ofer Adi is a monk who been practicing vipassana meditation for 16 years at Wat Lampang Wat Chom Tong in Thailand under the instruction of Ven. Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo. Phra Ofer taught for several years in Israel before becoming a monk in Thailand 6 years ago followed by several years as monk and teacher at a Buddhist temple near Frankfurt Germany. He is currently head monk at the Ein Dor center teaching in Israel as well as various places in the world.

Simply Meditate Nondual Meditation Group

Address: 15/13 Reut Street  Hod Hasharon 45296
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Unaffiliated
Phone: +972 (52) 342-3825
Find on:
Teacher: Jonathan Harrison  
Notes and Events:

Buddhist nondual psychology and meditation activities

Nondual wisdom, Buddhist psychology and meditation taught by Jonathan Harrison. Inspired by masters of nondual traditions including Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Zen, Madhyamaka, Advaita and Tao.

Buddhist Meditation for Beginners

8 week courses several times a year combining Buddhist psychology and philosophy with practical meditative practices

Practice groups for experienced meditators

Weekly meetings for meditation, study and discussion

Individual study

By coordination with Jonathan Harrison

Click here for more details


The Community of Mindfulness in Israel (CMI)

Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh
Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living
Notes and Events:

The Community of Mindfulness in Israel practices the mindfulness tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village community.  We meet weekly for meditation in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, hold national days of mindfulness every six weeks and organize larger retreats and other events throughout the year.

קהילת תשומת הלב בישראל מתרגלת את מסורת תשומת הלב של מורה הזן תיק נהאט האן וקהילת כפר-שזיף. אנו נפגשים באופן שבועי בירושלים ובתל אביב, מקיימים ימי מודעות כל שישה שבועות ומארגנים סדנאות (ריטריט) ואירועים אחרים במשך השנה.

Tovana- Insight Meditation

Address: Sangha house   Tel Aviv
Tradition: Theravada
Find on:
Notes and Events:

‘Tovana’- the Israel Insight Meditation Society - welcomes all who are interested to practice and develop awareness in their everyday life to join its world class retreats, courses, groups and activities. It offers a comprehensive range of teachings with an emphasis on mindfulness, calm and insight, (‘Vipassana’).

 They are led by senior teachers with many years of experience.

The practices are doorways to an awakened way of life, to clarity and opening of the heart, and encourage qualities and values which support ourselves, other living beings and the environment.

The teachings are available and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, whether secular or religious, and from all ethnic groups and countries.

Tovana makes it a priority to offer its teachings and practices on a donation basis. Known as dana, this practice of generosity and giving, each according to their ability, allows people from all socioeconomic backgrounds to join.

Visiting Israel: 
Whether you are visiting Israel as a tourist, a peace activist, or on a business trip, you are welcome to add the Tovana experience to your travel plans.  It is an opportunity to make friends, learn about yourself and about a life in Israel that is seldom seen or told in the mainstream media.

You can choose from a variety of activities such as meditation retreats 
(some of which are held in English by world-renowned teachers), the Dharma Facilitator Program, Peace Walks, and other activities in the Sangha House in Tel-Aviv.


All activities in Tovana are supported by members of our volunteer community.

Should you be interested in helping with our on-going activities or meditation retreats please contact us at:

Meditation Retreats:

Tovana's meditation retreats are held (unless otherwise stated) at Kibbutz Ein-Dor which is situated in the Galilee by Mount Tabor.  Ein-Dor's natural and peaceful environment is conducive to quieting the mind that enables depth of experience and authentic inquiry into the self.

Meditation retreats are held in noble silence and led by senior vipassana 

In order to support the practice and teaching to all participants, group meetings and discussions as well as personal interviews with teachers are an integral part of each program.

Sangha (Community):

Our vibrant and growing community of practitioners is open to all who wish to learn and grow with the support of friends along the Path.  The Buddha maintained that the community as an important catalyst to one’s spiritual growth.

Tovana's vision is to reach beyond the frontiers of borders and religions and create an international community that shares and develops qualities of peace, acceptance and compassion.

Sangha House:

Holding a variety of activities in the spirit of vipassana and self awareness offered by Sangha member and supported by participant’s generous donations (Dana).

Location: 21 Ovadia 
MiBartnora St., apt #15, Tel Aviv (near Bazel st.)


Take bus #5 and get off at Nordau and Yehoshua Bin-Nun bus stop.

Tovana's Ethical Code

Contact Tovana:

Previous      1   2