What is Love Asking from Us?

This conversation is released with the premiere of the documentary ‘Where Olive Trees Weep’, along with 21 days of talks on Palestine with leading historians, spiritual teachers, trauma therapists, poets, artists and more: https://www.youtube.com/live/pGXoQUSYzWk

What is Love Asking from Us? Reflections on Gaza and the Bodhisattva Path
With Dr. Gabor Maté & Tara Brach

Dr. Gabor Maté and the Buddhist teacher Tara Brach come together to explore the heart-wrenching situation in Gaza through the lens of the Bodhisattva path. They will explore the question of what spirituality means in the face of injustice and suffering, and why many spiritual teachers have remained silent on the crisis in Gaza. Drawing from the Bodhisattva path—the commitment to alleviate suffering for all beings—Dr. Maté and Tara Brach reflect on the importance of compassion, solidarity, and engaged spirituality in responding to the oppression and trauma experienced by the Palestinian people. This conversation is an invitation to examine our own spiritual practices and to consider how we can embody the Bodhisattva spirit in today’s world, breaking the silence and standing in solidarity with those who are suffering.

‘Where Olive Trees Weep’ is a poignant, heartbreaking film about the struggles and resilience of Palestinian people under Israeli occupation. It explores themes of loss, trauma, and the quest for justice. We follow, among others, Palestinian journalist and therapist Ashira Darwish, grassroots activist Ahed Tamimi, and Israeli journalist Amira Hass. It features Dr. Gabor Maté as he offers trauma-healing work to Palestinian women tortured in Israeli prisons.

The program expands on the themes explored in the film and provides a larger historical and social context. Access to the program and the film is by donation.

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