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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 



Outline of Mindfulness Teacher Training Course, via Zoom. Next one starts in October 2021 for 60 trainees. Is this the most affordable 12 month training available?

We are in the final week of a 12 month Mindfulness Teacher Training Course (MTTC) programme for 60 trainees.

During the year between May 2020 and May 2021, we explored a variety of mindfulness practices on the application of mindfulness, including mindfulness of breath, body, feeling tones, states of mind and the world around us. We offer a depth of teaching and an expansive vision. Continue reading 



Thursday 8 April is Holocaust Day. A talk on the Mutual Influences of Past and Present on Wednesday. 18.50 Israel time. 16.50 UK time.

Tomorrow (Thursday), Jewish citizens in Israel and worldwide, and millions of others, mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The day remembers the millions who suffered and died in the concentration camps during the time of the Nazi ideology. The day also acknowledges the genocides that have taken place in the years since.
At the invitation of the Israeli Sangha, I speak this evening at 18.50 pm (16.50 pm) UK time.

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