Stephen Fulder was born in the UK in 1946, and has an M.A. from Oxford University and Ph.D. He is an author and lecturer in herbal and natural medicine, who has had 14 books. He lives in an environmental village in Galilee, Israel, which he helped to found. He has been practicing since 1975, and is the founder and senior teacher of the Israel Insight Society, the main Vipassana and Theravada Buddhist organization in Israel. Stephen has been teaching retreats and courses for nearly 20 years in Israel and beyond, and has established and guided programs which apply dharma teachings to aid peace and heal conflict between the communities in the Middle East. At the same time Stephen has long been exploring the dialogue between dharma and the Jewish spiritual teachings.