Meditation in Gaza

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A new and unusual trend is sweeping over Gaza — meditation. In an unexpected embrace of western secular values, Gazans traumatized by the recent war with Israel are embracing New Age practices including mediation and spiritual dances.

The new moves were taught by Dr. James S. Gordon, a psychiatrist who runs The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., and offers a parallel trauma program in Israel.

He is in Gaza to train some 140 local mental health counselors in New Age methods who will then work with the thousands of Gazans traumatized by war.

Zen on!

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2 Responses to “Meditation in Gaza”

  1. […] Meditation in GazaA new and unusual trend is sweeping over Gaza — meditation. In an unexpected embrace of western secular values, Gazans traumatized by the recent war with Israel are embracing New Age practices including mediation and spiritual dances. […]

  2. […] to some unorthodox ways to relieve the stress after the recent war with Israel. In February, it was mediation and other zen-like ways of chilling […]

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