Sowing Seeds of Peace in
Israel and Palestine

The long-drawn conflict between Israel and Palestine on the one hand and war with Lebanon on the other took a very high mental and emotional toll on the people of the region. Despite the danger, Art of Living volunteers actively worked in Israel and Palestine to relieve people of the trauma left by the conflict.

Following Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s visit in 2003, the Art of Living teachers from various parts of the world conducted workshops and trauma care programs in the affected areas including the Gaza strip, West Bank area, Jerusalem, Tulkarem, Haifa, and Sderot.

Many people had developed post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and sleeping problems. Due to the course, many experienced deep rest and relief and were able to cope with the stressful situation in which they were placed. Special programs were also conducted for youth, children, and prisoners.