What is peace?

Morning breaks over Amman, a watercolour sunrise of pastel pinks and oranges. The city has long since awoken with busy-body cars honking their paths to work and shopkeepers brushing out the night’s shadows onto dusty streets. Children toddle off to school in green uniforms: hair brushed back, backpacks nearly their own size. Another day in …

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Jordan Finale

03/11/2017: Amman, Jordan Today morning you could have heard a pin drop. It was our first proper lie in since arriving in Jordan and it was welcomed greatly. After a beautiful collective morning meditation, we all had a similar feeling of just how insignificant all our problems really are and that we should just enjoy …

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The Mega Concert

02/11/2017: Amman, Jordan The day started with a beautiful 6AM collective meditation. After a meagre breakfast of well-arranged fruit, the ‘Save the Children’ vehicle arrived to transport us to Makani centres in Abu Nussier and Wadi Alsier. The group in Abu Nussier enjoyed and open-air concert with children of all ages. This school had around …

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The beauty of Spontaneity

01/11/2017: Amman, Jordan “Wake up guys, we have just been asked to host a meditation in 15 minutes at the nursery around the corner.” 15 minutes to get ready, gather everyone, pack the instruments, decide what to do/sing/say. Challenge accepted, we told ourselves. It’s kids after all, of course we had to go. Good morning! …

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Azraq Camp and Return to Zaatari

31/10/2017: Amman, Jordan Today we set out in two teams for Azraq and Zaatari refugee camps. Working with our collaborator, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). We provided meditation workshops and multicultural concert for NRC staff and Syrian refugees. While half of M2R team were at Zaatari refugee camp, the rest of us were conducting meditation …

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Truth

30/10/2017: Amman, Jordan Today we went to do workshops with the staff at the NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) headquarters in Amman. The aim was to equip them with the skills and knowledge required to run independent programs in the refugee camps where they work. A parallel program was held with the same organisation in Irbid. …

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We Are All One

29/10/2017: Amman, Jordan M2R is extremely thrilled to be back in Jordan for its fourth tour! Unlike previous years, the majority of us are experiencing the beauty of Jordan for the very first time. Only two tour members have previously participated in this tour, which encourages us to feel we can provide this year’s tour …

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Visiting the Global Network for Rights and Development

On April the 15th, six member of our group went to the headquarters of the ‘Global Networks for Rights and Development’. We were approached by them after they saw our website, asking us to conduct a workshop for their staff and some of their volunteers. Most of the participant were women that had very inspiring …

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The weather today was incredible compared to the past three days. We finally had the sun above our heads! After the concert in the morning, we stayed at the Mahata Community Center, sponsored by Save The Children. We ran two parallel workshops with Save the Children staff members to show them the techniques of meditation …

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Back with Save The Children

Our past Jordan Tour was spent working with Save The Children, so we were excited to work with them again, as they are a NGO that does amazing and vital work here in Jordan. We took a bus, all our instruments and costumes to the Save The Children centre in Al Mfraq. We arrived at …

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