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.

“What we should ask ourselves is if we are practicing love for ourselves, because to love ourselves means to love our community.  If we’re able to love ourselves, to nourish ourselves correctly, to not intoxicate ourselves, we’re already protecting and nurturing our society.  Because the moment we’re able to smile, to look at ourselves with compassion, our world begins to change.”    Thich Nhat Hanh

Coming Events


Day of Mindfulness for Families

Day of Mindfulness for Families

Saturday, November 5th 2016
from 10:00 – 16:00 in Bitan Aharon

The Community of Mindfulness in Israel is pleased to invite you to a day of mindfulness for families. We will spend the day cultivating presence, calm and peace through age-appropriate activities* of mindful practices and play that can be done at home as well. We will model ways to take care of ourselves, our families and our friends and community. Our day will be intentionally inter-generational, with a broad and inclusive definition of “family”. Everyone is welcome, with or without children.

Cost for adults-50 Nis,

*Activities for children above the age of 3

Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at our potluck lunch,

And cushion for siting

Details and registration: Please fill in the form
Address and directions will be sent to participants

Facilitation in Hebrew and English

For questions:
Shir: 050-7548009
Cary: 054-5916510

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

“A Calm Mind and a Joyful Heart”
Tuesday, 25 October, 2016

Mindfulness is our capacity to be fully present in our own lives, to be aware of what we are doing as we are doing it. As we develop our awareness, an inner stillness naturally grows. We are better able to embrace the world, better able to respond wisely and lovingly. If we are not mindful, we are split, and disconnected from the life energy that is in us and in the world.

During this 90 minute workshop we will explore mindfulness as a daily practice and become familiar with conscious breathing, sitting meditation, and walking meditation.

The meeting is organized with the Center for Mindfulness in English and will be taught by Dr. Mitchell Ratner (see below).

The meeting is open to new and veteran practitioners alike, and will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Dojo, Broshim Campus (Haim Levanon, 30 Corner of George Wise, 1, Tel Aviv). Arrival and registration at 7 PM, Practice from 7:30 PM to 9 PM. Entry fee 20 NIS to cover expenses.

For further information and registration: or tel. 050-5519376

Wake Up Tel Aviv

We’re opening a young sangha (meditation group) here in Tel-Aviv in the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh and in tradition of Plum Village.

Sanghas (Practice Groups)

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Sangha
Meeting Location: members homes
Time: Wednesday 20:00-22:00

Rachel Maori    Tel: 052-2390075
Marietta Oppenheimer     Tel: 054-4933492


Mindfulness Sangha Jerusalem
Meeting Location: Zangwill Center, Jerusalem
Time: Wednesday 19:30-21:30
Contact: Baruch Shalev
Tel: 052-3802227

Morning Light Meditation

Time: Sunday 07:30–08:40 a.m.

Contact: Shelagh Shalev
Tel: 052-3320355

Ein Hod

Meeting Location: Ein Hod
Time: Tuesday 21:00
Contact: Shir Yamaguchi
Tel: 0507548009



Makom LaRuach Sangha
Meeting Location: 34 Arbel St. Mevasseret
Time: Sunday 20:30-22:00
Contact:  Maya Karni
Tel: 054-4448141


Meeting Location: Omer, near Beer Sheva
Time: Sunday 19:00-21:00
Contact(s): Vered Slonim-Nevo
Tel: 054-5334026


Plum Village

Plum Villageis a community in the South of France practicing mindfulness under the guidance of Thich Nhat Hanh.

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