Doron Libstein – Mentor`s Channel


Footsteps of Jesus with Deepak Chopra
June 20, 2009, 11:45 am
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Few weeks we were honored to host Dr. Deepak Chopra in Israel for the second time. Dr. Chopra brought a group of his guests, who came to Israel to walk in the “Footsteps of Jesus.” Their tour featured visits throughout the country including the Christian Holy Sites as well as learning with Dr. Chopra.

For the readers that don’t know Dr. Chopra, he is the author of more than fifty books that were translated into over thirty-five languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. He is also the co-founder and President of the Alliance for a New Humanity. Time magazine once heralded Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credited him as ‘the poet-prophet of alternative medicine”.

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Dr. Chopra and his wife Rita, brought 30 VIP guests to Israel . These guests came from all over the world and we had the privilege of starting the journey in the city of Tel Aviv which celebrates 100 years. We than continued the tour and visited Caesarea.
Caesarea
On Tuesday day and in every morning thereafter, we started the day with Meditation. That day, we had a Tour of Nazareth and Kfar Kana , had great lunch in “Pioneer” and visited Moshav Nahalal which is Israel’s first moshav settlement. The first settlers were central figures in the history of Jewish settlement in modern Israel. They created a way of life combining social justice, equal opportunity, work of the land and an independent family farm. The way of life in the moshav and its special architectural planning in the form of a circle create a socio-economic structure that is one of a kind in Israel and the world. At Nahalal the group enjoyed a delicious meal made from the fresh produce from the moshav, learned about the family’s fascinating connection to Nahalal as well as an opportunity to visit their “sleek” (a pre-war of Independence Jewish underground’s weapons cache). We then enjoyed a view of the entire Jezreel Valley and had a chance to visit the cemetery where Moshe Dayan and Ilan Ramon have been buried.

Sea of GalileeWe continued by visiting Mt. Tavor and the Church of the Transfiguration at the Summit and had an amazing overview of the Sea of Galilee Including Meditation led by Dr Chopra.

Kfar Nachum

On Wednesday we saw some Christian Sites around the Sea of Galilee (Mt. of Beatitudes -Sermon on the Mount, Tabcha – Fish Loaves, Kfar Nachum – First Church), we sailed and done meditation on the Sea of Galilee from Capernaum to Ginnosar, then we visited the “Jesus” Boat at Ginnosar and had wine Tasting at the Golan Heights Winery, including an overview of the Gamla Fortress and Church of Dier Karuch and overview from Mount Bental.

BaniasOn Thursday we started with short walk and discussion at Banias (Biblical Caesarea Philippi). We enjoyed an amazing authentic picnic lunch in the nature and at the afternoon we started our journey to Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley

We stoped at the actual Baptismal Site at Kaser El Yahud and had a desert mediation at Abraham’s Tent. We finished the day with biblical Dinner with Judean Desert Musical Accompaniment. Abraham’s Tent, Genesis Land is situated in the heart of the Judean in the land where the Patriarchs lived. A magical place, it enables visitors to experience life as it was in biblical times. Visitors to Genesis Land are greeted by Eliezer, Abraham’s manservant, and by a train of camels which lead them down to Abraham’s tent, where visitors would experience his legendary hospitality.
At Genesis Land, the stories of the Bible come to life in the very landscape in which they took place.

Overview of JerusalemOn Friday we had the most beautiful overview of Jerusalem from the Has Promenade. We started our journey at the Shiloch pool in the David City. We visited the southern wall of the Temple Mount and had a tour the Jewish Quarter
Dormation Abbey, Room of the Last Supper and the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu.
The highlight of the day was an evening visit to the Western Wall for the Sabbath.

On Saturday morning we started with an overview from the Mt. of Olives followed by a visit to the Church of the Ascension, Dominus Flavit and The Garden of Gethsemane. We walked to the Kidron Valley second temple period tombs and the highlight was the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Our guests had a great visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity ( we couldn’t participate due to security reasons).

On Sunday Dr Chopra and the team started the day at the Temple Mount and then went out of Jerusalem to the ancient Qumran and the highlight of Sunday was Masada.
We had the peak time of the trip in the middle of the Judean Desert with amazing dinner, dances and meditation in a fantastic location.

On Monday we had a Jeep tour in the Area of the Judean Desert and we drove to Eilat for dinner and sailing on the Red Sea.

Petra-The last day was devoted to Petra, the giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race which has nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value – as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man. Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed.
Often described as the eighth wonder of the ancient world, it is without doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction

This trip was an eye-opening trip for me and thanks to Aviad Meital our Guide and Nachshon VIP– the company that together with Aviad made this trip a “dream came true”. We now have 30 ambassadors of the wonders of Israel.

I recommend this company to any team that wants to experience the best of Israel – (nachshonviptours) .

Doron Libshtein
CEO, Coaching Interactive Limited
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