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GOING DEEP IN MEDITATION. Zoom Teachings/Practices. Tuesday 7- 11 September 2021. Starting 20.00. Israel time. See other time zones in text. CET is one hour behind Israel.

Do join our Zoom teachings/practices between from a Tuesday evening 7 September to a Saturday morning starting 11 September – Israel time.
Participants appreciate the opportunity to attend teachings/practices and explore mindfulness and meditation at home.
The sessions provide an opportunity for depth and inner renewal.
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Desire. Longing. Inner Balance. Guided Meditation. Talk. Q and A. Wednesday 1 September 2021. Israel. 20.30-22.00. (CET start 19.30. UK at 18.30, New York – 13.30.

This is information on two upcoming Zoom teachings. Israel kindly hosts the meetings.
Registration details are below.
Do join.
A single sentence can change a life.

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Concerned Voices from Palestine. ‘Sounds of screaming children (in Gaza) were louder than the missiles.’

Here are responses from people in Palestine I have read in the past week on social media and in several links in an email message from a Palestinian activist and friend. At times, I have drawn two or more extracts from the same person(s). Continue reading 



Does a country have the right to defend itself? A Reflection

It has become an article of faith that a country has the right to defend itself. Many hold to this view as if it carried an unshakeable and irrefutable truth.

Countries worldwide use the slogan. We heard it again daily from Israel’s Prime Minister and then from US President Biden – “Israel has a right to defend itself.”

This specific statement means the nation state has the right to wage war on another country.

Is this the only way for a country to defend itself? Continue reading 



TO OUR LAND. A Poem by Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s National Poet

Today, 15 May, marks Nakba Day – the Day of Catastrophe. Every year, on May 15, Palestinians remember their 1948 military expulsion from much of their land. This followed the end of the British Mandate over Palestine. In 1988, the Palestinian Parliament-In-Exile accepted the state of Israel. The Israeli government does not accept the state of Palestine. Only a handful of countries in the UN do not recognise the state of Palestine. Continue reading 




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