"The first thing I noticed was the silence". What does the Israeli war on Gaza have to do with spirituality? Reparation won't just mean restoring water & power to Gaza's devastated population. It means shedding the lies that made this brutal war possible.
While the Israeli government talks about "pinpoint strikes" and "unprovoked attacks from Hamas" it has become increasingly difficult to ignore the massive destruction of the Gazan infrastructure,hospitals,schools,government buildings, UN facilities, homes
The retreat was described as a 'transformative experience', where we could delve deep into spiritual practice and emerge refreshed and purified. I was here to teach a yoga meditation workshop. I'd also volunteered to lead some discussions on Israel/Gaza.