An International Meditation Group for Training the Mind and Ending Suffering
ha'Mind Muar (pronounced: moo-ARE) is an international group dedicated to meditating and training the mind, inspired by the book "The Mind Illuminated" - a comprehensive meditation guide that teaches, step by step, how to reach the ultimate goal of meditative practice - liberation from all suffering, also called "Awakening" or "Enlightenment."
The book was written by an American neuroscience professor named Culadasa (John Yates, PhD.), who's been practicing and teaching meditation for over four decades. It integrates Buddhist wisdom with brain science, providing practical and straightforward instructions for making progress, alongside comprehensive explanations about the nature of the human mind.
The group meets once a week to learn and meditate, hosted by Oded Raz - an experienced teacher who received direct guidance from Culadasa himself. The meetings are Dāna-based, held using the Zoom platform, recorded, uploaded to our YouTube channel, and available for listening at any time.
If you value peace of mind, and you'd like to be harmonious, well-balanced, and liberated from all suffering - we'd be happy to have you with us.
Founder of the meditation group ha'Mind Muar and a student of Culadasa. Has been teaching and developing training programs for groups and individuals professionally for over two decades.
The opening hour is dedicated to introducing newcomers, sharing experiences from the meditative practice, Q&A, and explanations about the various aspects of the meditation technique.
The evening's main meditation session (60 minutes long).
New meditators may meditate for 20 or 40 minutes should they choose to, guided by a repeating bell.
An orderly explanation of the various stages of the meditation technique; the workings of the mind; and the path leading to enlightenment and liberation from all suffering.
An opportunity to ask questions, hear answers, and share your personal experiences. The meeting ends after the last question is answered, or by the end of this last hour.
The group holds online meetings for English speakers every Sunday, and meetings for Hebrew speakers every Tuesday (physically) or Wednesday (online). Both meetings are open for meditators worldwide, follow the same structure, and revise the very same content. You may join both meetings or a single one of them, of your choosing.Tel Aviv sets the meeting time, as described in the timetable. International times may vary due to Daylight Saving Time.
A multi-participant meeting that combines social interaction, silent meditation, informative discourse, sharing of experiences, answers to questions, and discussing various topics related to Buddhism and training the mind.
It's possible to have private, one-on-one meetings with the teacher and receive guidance and support according to the exact state of your meditative practice.
Once in a while, the group holds a retreat (3-12 days long), which includes silent meditation, personal interviews, walking meditation, Dharma talks, and more.
Group members may access written, recorded, and filmed content from previous meetings, as well as recommendations for relevant content from other sources.
A private forum for receiving updates, sharing content, asking questions, and keeping in touch with fellow members between sessions.