Dr. Stephen Fulder was born in London in 1946. A graduate of Oxford University, he has a PhD in molecular biology and was a lecturer at London University. He is also an expert in herbal and complementary medicine, on which he has published fourteen books. Stephen has been involved in dharma practice since 1975. He has spent years in India, and has been guided by a variety of teachers from India, Burma, and the West. He has been teaching mindful meditation for a quarter of a century, mostly in Israel but also abroad, and leads many retreats, courses, and classes annually, especially for advanced practitioners. He is also the founder and senior teacher of Tovana, the Israeli Insight Meditation Society, the largest organisation of its kind in Israel, which has brought mindfulness, Vipassana meditation, and dharma teachings to tens of thousands of participants.
Stephen has long been involved in peace work in the Middle East, and was a founder of the Middle Way organisation, which promotes peaceful dialogue and a mindful approach to conflict. His latest book, Awakening in Daily Life, spent four months as the number one best-selling instructional book in Israel, and he is also known for his informal talks, 'Buddha in the Bar'.