Dr. Stephen Fulder was born in London in 1946 and educated at Oxford. He has a Ph.D in molecular biology and was a lecturer at London University, and then worked in the field of herbal and complementary medicine about which he has had 14 books published. He is the founder and senior teacher of Tovana (the Israel Insight Society), the largest organisation in Israeli that brings mindfulness, Vipassana and dharma teachings to thousands of participants yearly. He has been involved in dharma practice since 1975, has spent years in India and has been guided by a variety of teachers from Burma, India and the West. Stephen has been teaching for 25 years, mostly in Israel but also abroad, and teaches a large number of retreats, courses and classes annually, especially to more advanced practitioners. He has been involved for many years in peace work in the Middle East and was a founder of the MiddleWay organisation. His latest book Daily Life Awakening’was 18 weeks number one bestseller of instructional books in Israel and will be published in the UK and US in January under the title: What’s Beyond Mindfulness: Waking Up to This Precious Life’.

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