Arava Spiritual Center (MOAR) was inaugurated in November 2014, after years of strenuous work by Lama Dvora-hla and the members of the group, in cooperation with “Moa Oasis”.
The spiritual center, located in the heart of a beautiful oasis near Zofar in the Arava, was built using ecological construction which was carried out by the group members themselves.
More than two hundred students, visitors and volunteers, attend the center to study, practice and acquire spiritual wisdom.
The Arava Spiritual Center was founded with the purpose of functioning as a center of spiritual education and practice, open to students from Israel, the Middle East and other countries around the world, thus creating a bridge for peace in our area and the whole world. The center is a source of inspiration and growth to the whole area, and it attracts teachers of various traditions as well as inspirational teachers, people of wisdom, peace and vision – thus accelerating the creation of sustainable peace in our area.
The studies in the center aim at cultivating a worldview based on wisdom and a compassionate attitude towards the other, following the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and the ancient Yoga traditions. Our purpose is to provide the students with the knowledge and help them develop transcendent spiritual abilities and qualities, which will enable them to generate deep transformation in their lives and surroundings.
The curriculum is composed of open teachings as well as advanced studies designated for students who have completed the ACI program through Buddhist Classics Studies and Practice.
The advanced teachings, as well as other teachings, are given by Lama Dvora-hla.
The studies in the center are divided into three semesters a year. During the semesters the center is open to students, guests and visitors. The guests are invited to take part in a unique experience of studying and practice in the desert, weekends of teachings, yoga, meditation, dancing, singing, working together and more.
Maintenance of the place is kept by the students who stay at the center, on a voluntary basis, including the functioning of the kitchen which provides healthy vegetarian meals.