Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mideast Courses for the Soul

My friend Debra is active in the Art of Living, and my son and mother-in-law have both taken courses with them and enjoyed and benefited. The Art of Living tries to promote spiritual and physical health through a set of practices.

From October to December 2008, in Israel and Palestine the Art of Living Foundation is offering programs in 6 cities. The courses are open to everyone.

Why is this relevant to the Middle East?

"When faced with the choice of first healing ourselves or first healing the world, the answer is that we must do both simultaneously"

-Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan

And my own take - that peace and justice will be a long time coming. We need spiritual strength and inner peace to get us through the time till then. And people of similar spiritual paths will find it harder to hate each other and argue over stupid stuff like whose flag flies where.

So for any blog readers in Israel/Palestine here are the details.

The Art of Living Foundation is an international humanitarian educational not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a world at peace by strengthening the individual. Worldwide, millions of people from all backgrounds and traditions have reported benefits from our programs that improve their lives, and bring people together in celebration and service to their communities.

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