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 practiced and taught 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.
Whether you’re a beginner who wishes to master the technique or an experienced meditator striving for a breakthrough in your practice, we offer custom-tailored support. Enjoy personal one-on-one consultations, the benefits of belonging to a Sangha, or both. The group meets every 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.
Group members may access written, recorded, and filmed content from previous meetings, as well as recommendations for relevant content from other sources.
The group holds a retreat three times a year (3-12 days long), including silent meditation, personal interviews, walking meditation, Dharma talks, and more.
A private forum for receiving updates, sharing content, asking questions, and keeping in touch with fellow members between sessions.
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.
I've been a part of ha’Mind Muar for over a year, and it's been absolutely incredible. Oded is a very skilled teacher and has cultivated a wonderful Sangha where people feel safe playing, exploring, questioning, and learning together. Being part of this group has also made my understanding of TMI way clearer - I thought reading the book on my own would be enough, but having an experienced teacher (who's trained directly with Culadasa) has been huge for me.Aly Thobani: Software Engineer, San Francisco, LinkedIn
I highly recommend Oded as a teacher of the practices in The Mind Illuminated. While the book is excellent, there are pitfalls that can slow down one's practice and guidance that can help it progress faster. Oded's experiences on the path are invaluable towards the goal of awakening.Tracy Budd: Satellite Systems Engineer, Washington
Oded seems to read minds. Although I'm not a native English speaker, he understands what I am trying to communicate perfectly, and his answers are precisely what I need to hear. I received personal meditation consultations for over a year, which were very helpful for my practice. I am truly grateful to have met him and that he takes the time to provide this service for humanity.Erik Aellen: Investor, Buenos Aires, Instagram
Oded has been my meditation teacher for over two years. He endows the ability to communicate the content in TMI accurately, clearly, and comprehensively, detecting mental blocks in his students and helping them train their minds efficiently. Should you look for a meditation teacher and a supportive group of practitioners, I highly recommend ha'Mind Muar.Daniel Sedaka: High Tech Professional, Israel
In the spirit of the Buddhist tradition, the group activities are Dāna-based. Donate as generously as your heart desires, according to the value you find in the meetings you attend, the guidance you receive, and the impact they have on your well-being. Joining the group does require a one-time Good Faith payment of $80 to confirm the intention of walking the path together. Click here For more information.