Stephen Fulder was born in London in 1946 and educated at Oxford

and the National Institute of Medical Research, where he was awarded

his Ph.D in molecular biology. He was a lecturer at London University.

He is the founder and most senior teacher of Tovana

(the Israel Insight Society), which is the largest dharma teaching

organisation in Israel. He has been involved in Vipassana / Mindfulness

meditation and dharma practice since 1975, has spent years in India and

has been guided by  a variety of teachers from Burma, India and the West.

Stephen has been teaching for 20 years, mostly in Israel but also abroad,

and he teaches  a large number of retreats, courses and classes annually,

especially to more advanced practitioners. He has been involved for

many years in peace work in the Middle East and was a founder of the

MiddleWay organisation. He is interested in the meeting point between

dharma and Jewish wisdom, and also teaches on health, sickness and dying.

Stephen used to work in the field of herbs and alternative medicine

and he has written 14 books, academic and popular, in this field.

He is married with children and grandchildren, and lives in the
ecological Galilee village of Clil which he helped to found.