Amidst the horrors of war, meditation guru Stephen Fulder finds redemption in being present with both joy and sorrow; in dancing with his dog during his walks in the beautiful village he helped found; in the close communal life with his Arab neighbors; and in his unwavering devotion to compassion and humanity. Join us for a profound conversation with Stephen as he reminds us of what truly matters in this world.

Stephen Fulder is the founder and senior teacher of Tovana, the largest meditation society in Israel. Stephen was born in London in 1946, educated at Oxford University and has a Ph.D in molecular biology. He has been practicing Buddhism and meditation for 45 years, including years in India. Stephen has been teaching classes, groups, and retreats intensively for 30 years. He has had 16 books published including the best seller ערות בחיי היומיום (English version: What’s Beyond Mindfulness: Waking Up To This Precious Life) and The Five Powers. He is the founder of the Middleway organization and has been active in peace and ecological work in the Middle East. He’s also one of the founders of the ecological village of Clil in the Western galilee.