Being Peace Weekend Retreat, Israel and Palestine

01/11/2019 to 02/11/2019
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Zohar Lavie
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Start time: Friday 00:00
End time: Saturday 00:00
“Be the change you want to see” - Mahatma Gandhi
 
This retreat is an opportunity to reach out beyond the walls that separate Israelis from Palestinians; both walls built by human hands and those built within us.
By not allowing ourselves to be limited by the constructed roles we play, we can directly express our basic human goodness.
This is a chance to experience the situation more directly; beyond stereotypes, media images and fearful projections.
 
The aim of this retreat is to cross the real and imagined border between these countries; so close and yet often so far apart.
 
To create a supportive environment for opening to the situation, we will be spending time in a Palestinian village meeting and working with Palestinian villagers, whose lives are impacted by the Israeli army and settlers.
 
Our wish is to bring support and understanding to all those living in this conflict, and to make the meeting of Jews and Arabs, Israeli and Palestinian, a reality.
We hope to bring more understanding, more compassion and more peace, both to the moments of the retreat and to the situation as a whole.
 
This is a short version of the Being Peace retreat listed above. This weekend retreat is primarily aimed at people who are already living or spending time in the region.
 
The retreat will be facilitated by Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde.
 
If you are interested in exploring what it is to "Be Peace" register your interest for this retreat to receive more information.

Hosts and assistants

מורת דהרמה בעמותת תובנה. היא מתרגלת ומלמדת בישראל, אירופה והודו. זוהר נמנית על המייסדים של סנגה-סווה שמשלבת בין מדיטציה, דהרמה ופעילות חברתית. סנגה-סווה מקיימת ריטריטים של טיפול במצורעים בהודו, חידוש יערות באנגליה וסיוע לחקלאים פלסטינים בעת מסיק הזיתים בגדה המערבית. שיחות של זוהר ניתן למצוא באתר של סנגהה-סווה כאן   האתר של סנגהה-סווהhttps://www.sanghaseva.org האתר של זוהר לביאhttps://zoharlavie.org
Zohar fell in love with meditation in 2000 and has been following after her heart ever since. This journey has taken her from the meditation cushion into exploring further ways of expressing truth and love. She now spends most of her time dreaming up and facilitating retreats that offer service as a spiritual path around the world. Her practice involves relaxing into life with love. Zohar is one of the founders of SanghaSeva who offer a "meditation in action" retreats.