Appamāda Association was founded with the purpose of supporting the study and cultivation of the path of the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha as reflected in the saying: "Not doing any evil, To be committed to the good, and to purify one’s heart-mind", following Ajahn Chah's approach and through his inspiration. This is in connection to the Israeli society and the Jewish culture in the spirit of "Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it" (Psalms 34).
In the course of following this path, we attach great importance to the building and nurturing of a communal space based on meditative practice and the principles of fellowship, generosity, friendship, patience, and tolerance. To this end, we opened 'Gilad House' in the northern part of Tel Aviv where we have regular meetings and teaching sessions.
The spirit and activities of Appamāda Association have been influenced to a great degree by the teachings and approach of the Israeli monk Ajahn Sukhito, who for the past decade, has been the Abbot of a monastery in the Forest Tradition in Thailand. Several times a year, we invite Ajahn Sukhito to be our guest in Israel, and during his visit we have daily sessions at 'Gilad House' as well as longer retreats outside of Tel Aviv.
Please see the below links for further reading on Ajahn Chah tradition and the International Forest Sangha:
Most of Appamāda Association activities are held in Hebrew. However, every second week we are meeting with Daniel Stambler, who gives the talk in English. Please check the Activities page (in Hebrew) for the current schedule.
For any further information, please don't hesitate to contact us via Email or mobile.
Roy Weintraub (972) 545 220789
Tali Arieli Tzor (972) 54 4363878