June 26, 2024 · 10:30am & 1pm PDT

What Is Love Asking From Us?
Land for Two People

Reflections on Gaza and the Bodhisattva Path / Beyond Zionism to Peace & Justice

A two-part Community Gathering with Gabor Maté, Ilan Pappé & Tara Brach.
The Recording is available as part of the Where Olive Trees Weep: Conversations on Palestine collection.

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“Choosing love has the power to free us from suffering. This is the essence of the
Bodhisattva Path.”
– Tara Brach

As part of the release program for the film Where Olive Trees Weep,  SAND presented two thought-provoking conversations featuring Dr. Gabor Maté.

Part 1, What is Love Asking from Us? Reflections on Gaza and the Bodhisattva Path @ 10:30am PDT

Dr. Gabor Maté and Buddhist teacher Tara Brach explored the harrowing situation in Gaza through the Bodhisattva path. They discussed the meaning of spirituality in the face of injustice and suffering, questioning the silence of many spiritual leaders regarding the Gaza crisis. Drawing from the Bodhisattva commitment to alleviate all beings’ suffering, they emphasized the importance of compassion, solidarity, and engaged spirituality in addressing the oppression and trauma faced by the Palestinian people. Their conversation served as an invitation to reassess our spiritual practices and embody the Bodhisattva spirit today, encouraging active solidarity with the suffering.

Part 2, Land for Two Peoples: Beyond Zionism to Peace and Justice @ 1pm PDT

Dr. Gabor Maté and Israeli historian Ilan Pappé joined forces for a comprehensive examination of the foundational myths of Zionist ideology and discussed the pathways toward a just resolution of the Israel/Palestine conflict.

Their conversation demonstrated how principles of universal human rights and international law lead logically and ethically to the vision of a unitary, democratic state with equal rights for all inhabitants from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea.

Gabor and Ilan’s dialogue deconstructed outdated dogmas, articulating a vision where Israelis and Palestinians could overcome the vast injustices of the Nakba through a truth-and-reconciliation process centered on decolonization and reparations.


Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté, M.D. is a specialist on trauma, addiction, stress and childhood development. After 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, Dr. Maté worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. Gabor is also the creator of a psychotherapeutic approach, Compassionate Inquiry, now studied by thousands of therapists, physicians, counselors, and others in over 80 countries.

Ilan Pappé

Ilan Pappé, an Israeli historian and political scientist, is a professor at the University of Exeter, UK. He directs the university’s European Centre for Palestine Studies and co-directs the Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. Formerly a board member of Hadash, an Israeli political party, he was a candidate in the 1996 and 1999 elections.

As one of Israel’s New Historians, Pappé offers an unconventional view of Israel’s 1948 establishment. He argues that the exodus of 700,000 Palestinian Arabs was a planned ethnic cleansing under Plan Dalet. His controversial works include “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” (2006) and “Ten Myths About Israel” (2017), challenging mainstream narratives.

Tara Brach

Tara Brach is a meditation teacher, psychologist and author of several books including international bestselling Radical Acceptance, Radical Compassion and Trusting the Gold. Her teaching blends Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. Tara is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and, together with Jack Kornfield, has co-founded Banyan and the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program, which serves participants from 74 countries around the world.

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