Tag: Jalaja Bonheim

Meeting the Women of Palestine

Invisible and oppressed—that’s our stereotype of Arab women. But here I am, leading a retreat in the West Bank for forty Palestinian women who seem every bit as powerful as any of my Western sisters. Most are Muslim, a few are Christian, and the four of us who have come from the US are Jewish. …continue

Five Easy Ways to Connect with Your Heart

We spend so much of our time living in our heads and not our hearts. It can take some practice to reengage with our bodies. This short and simple exercise in connecting with the heart appears in Jalaja Bonheim’s book The Sacred Ego: Making Peace With Ourselves and Our World, which is part of our Sacred Activism series.   …continue

New Release: The Sacred Ego

  ABOUT THE BOOK Based on Jalaja Bonheim’s experience facilitating gatherings of female leaders, spiritual seekers, and peacemakers world wide, The Sacred Ego pinpoints the source of our conflicts and shows us how and why we keep sabotaging our own desires for peace. It answers the key questions “Why have we failed to create the …continue

Sacred Beings and Peace-Makers: An Interview with Jalaja Bonheim

Jalaja Bonheim agreed to answer a few questions for us about the Circlework she does, her childhood as a Jewish German, her work with Palestinian and Jewish women, and her upcoming book The Sacred Ego. We’re delighted to be publishing Jalaja’s book on July 28 and hope you enjoy getting to know more of her story here. NAB: You’re German …continue