“Not to do evil,
to cultivate good,
and to purify one’s mind.
This is the Teaching of the Buddha.”

– Dhammapada – the sayings of the Buddha, verse 183 –

Newman vipASSANA MEDITATION center

Basic course for beginners takes 15 days It is also possible to come for a few days of meditation. Every day starts at 4 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. During that time one practices continuously the meditation exercises. Participants receive individual guidance in daily reports with the teacher.  During the course the focus lies on formal meditation practice in order to use the opportunity of gaining experiences directly from the practice. The course is conducted in Noble Silence. Everybody who is interested, with or without previous meditation experience, is most welcome to participate.


Newman Vipassana Meditation center is located in Yavne’el, in the in northern Israel, and offers ideal conditions for personal course taught by the Buddhist Israeli monk Phra Ajarn Ofer Thiracitto (Venerable Phrakhrubhavanabidhan) who has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1989 under the instruction of the most venerable Phra  Ajarn Tong . The Meditation Centre is open throughout the whole year . Everybody who is interested, with or without previous meditation experience,  can start your retreat at any time, as long as there is space available.

Venerable Phra Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo Abbot of Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara was one of the most respected meditation teachers in Thailand. He has been teaching Vipassana for over sixty years, and has headed more than fifty monasteries and meditation centers in northern Thailand and he  has played an important part in making the Vipassana meditation technique accessible to international practitioners.
Ven. Phra Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo passed away on December 13, 2019 in Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Tong Voravihara in Chiang Mai, Thailand, at the age of 96.