Last night I had the privilege of being invited to the Yuval Ron Ensemble concert in Brentwood. When I heard that they often tour with a trained whirling dervish I knew that I was in for a treat, but I had no idea just how moving the Judeo-Arabic influenced rhythms and vocals could be. In addition to the mesmerizing music, the oral stories told by Yuval and others had so much depth and meaning for my personal journey that a few times I felt like my higher Self was talking directly to me. One story in particular about a Jewish-Christian monk named Father Bruno stroked my soul with reinforcement. Father Bruno successfully founded a thriving village named Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (means Oasis of Peace in Hebrew and Arabic) near Jerusalem including Jews, Arabs and Chrisians which has become the leading center for teaching peaceful duologue between various nations, peoples and religions. In a letter left behind by the late Father, he mentioned to the people of his village, in so many words, that although it seems that co-existence and peace was what he dedicated his life to at the community, essentially, it was love. Wow!
You must watch the trailer below for their just released Seeker of Truth DVD and CD: