Desert Ashram Meditation
About The Ashram
Welcome to the Desert Ashram
An Ashram is a place for experiencing yourself. It is a container and school in which you decide the rate of your learning. Osho once said: "to teach meditation you need do nothing but provide a meditative atmosphere". Indeed, with the open desert surrounding us, the Desert Ashram is a special place that allows you to take a breath and invites you to come closer to yourself and therefore to others.


Desert Ashram Facilities

The Desert Ashram is a green oasis in the middle of the Arava desert. Our guesthouse includes 18 air conditioned guest rooms of varied sizes to suit all needs. We also offer a large camping site for pitching tents, which includes showers with hot water and toilets. To learn more about our accommodation options, click here

The Dining Room is always open to you and serves three delicious vegetarian / vegan meals throughout the day. A coffee and fruit station is available throughout the day and night for your convenience. We offer several meditation and workshop spaces, including two indoor halls equipped with air conditioners and a large outdoor stage facing the desert.
Our grounds include flower lined walkways, gardens, trees, several shady spots to relax, a fish pond, a seated swing, hammocks, and much more!

To explore our facilities further, click here

History of the Desert Ashram 

The Ashram was founded almost 20 year ago by Rafeek, the man of the media, and Musa, the man of Kibbutz Samar and a pioneer of date farming in the Arava. Their vision was to build a conscious community and spiritual center based on the values of meditation and awareness. Over the years, what started as a small community, a few workshops, and a big dream, and the Ashram grew and grew. 

Today, tens of thousands of people from around the country and the world pass through the Ashram every year, and this small community has grown to a family that lives beyond the desert gates. The Ashram hosts a dozen festivals and over a hundred workshops annually, and serves as the spiritual heart of the Arava desert. Our immediate and extended community thrives and welcomes you with open arms. 

Desert Ashram Community

Throughout the years, strangers, turned friends, turned family have visited and lived in the Desert Ashram, and they helped to build and shape its unique character. Our community consists of several nationalities, languages, backgrounds, ages, and stories. Some of us grew up in vegan homes doing yoga - others only meditated for the first time upon arriving in the Ashram. So what do we have in common? Stumbling upon this place, we fell in love with the process of personal growth, and decided to make this place our home. We choose to live in a different way - practicing to live with awareness, harmony, love, cooperation and mutual support.

And even when we journey to our next adventure, away from our Ashram home, we always remain a part of the family. 

Interested in joining our community? We invite you to start our shared beginning - as a part of WOMP (Working Meditation Program).

Visit the Desert Ashram

There are many ways to spend time in the desert. You can:

- Join one of our many weekend workshops 
- Come for a festival as a guest or a helper
- Participate in the WOMP, and live with us from 10 days and up to 8 weeks
- Come as a guest, to relax and rejuvenate 


For more information and booking, contact us

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