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EAT. PRAY. LOVE. PALESTINE.

WEST BANK, PALESTINE  •  MAY 3-9, 2022

RECONNECT WITH YOUR ROOTS &

FALL IN LOVE WITH LIFE AGAIN 

Yes, Love still lives here.

 

You wake each morning in the comfort of your home. You’ve never been so connected, yet disconnected at the same time. You’ve never had so much, but yet so little. 

 

Everything is safe, but life still manages to escape you – somehow disconnected from your own humanity. 

 

When you seem to have it all, it’s easy to lose sight of the things that truly matter.

 

So what if I told you can go right back to the beginning and reawaken those parts in you that make life worth living. You can experience first hand the human spirit in action. To experience what meaning and purpose look like.

 

Gaining a deeper understanding of what it truly means to be human. What it means to transcend your conditions and live a full human life.

 

This little piece of land still remains one of the most historically and culturally significant places in the course of human history. It’s God’s country, the intersection of three of the world’s great monotheistic faiths.

 

But it’s also so much more than that.

Rich in food and culture, music and art, natural beauty and a certain spiritual resonance.

 

Eat, Pray and YES LOVE – because Love does still live here.

 

This is a 7-day, 6-night experience and is limited to 10-14 persons only. If this sounds like something you’re ready for, then read on!

Experience the real Palestine, the one you never see on the evening news and then go a little deeper... 

MICHAEL DAHDAL

Founder My Chi Journey

YOU WILL LEARN

The significance of establishing roots

and the role culture, identity and community plays in garnering a sense of deep belonging

about transcending your condition 

how living a life of ultimate purpose goes beyond your day to day circumstances and finding beauty amidst despair

spiritual connectedness

and the role it plays in offering a view of the world and a certain way of approaching life

how food is something much deeper

that brings people together and tears people apart, the affects of indulgence and appetite on your every day life

traditional views on Love

what it means, how it's expressed and why it's such a powerful force

how to live more simply

differentiating needs from wants and making the most of everything you have

"It isn’t enough to just have an experience; you need to also reflect on it to make the meaning, learn, and grow. My Chi Journey  "Palestine" experience did just that. It is indeed a new journey every time with My Chi Journey. Thank you Michael for making it happen..."

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AMANI MOUSA

United Kingdom

YOU WILL GAIN

a deeper sense of your own identity

giving you clarity around who you are, where you come from and why that's important
 

a renewed perspective

on what it means to live with gratitude and the value hidden in embracing your daily challenges

an appreciation for spiritual life

and how it can work to provide your life with structure, order and a deeper sense of connection

an insight into appetite

and it's significance across different parts of your life and how you can temper it to gain a deeper appreciation for every bit of spice.

a different view on Love

and how it's more than just a feeling and is translated and realised in action and intention

an appreciation for what you have

and the little things that sustain life beyond material possession

"I had the opportunity to discover Palestine with Michael and it was a great experience! The perfect way of travelling to an ancestral Nation with wonderful people. I highly recommend

My Chi Journey..."

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MARISOL HERRERA

Mexico

 

6 Night Exclusive Stay at Hosh Al Syrian

A beautifully restored guesthouse hidden down a narrow little lane in the Syriac quarter of the Old City of Bethlehem, owned and managed by renowned Palestinian Chef Fadi Kattan.

Food and Culture

Sample an array of Palestinian foods and eating habits, from contemporary cuisine, to home cooked meals, traditional Palestinian dishes and local street foods.

Jerusalem By Night

Get a sense of the magic of one of the most historically and culturally significant cities in the world, explore hidden Jerusalem as the sun sets over the old city.

Sebastia, Nablus and the Samaritans

Visit Sebastia, Nablus and meet the last of the 'good Samaritans', one of the oldest religious communities in the world still living in Mount Gerizim.

 

Walk Palestine

Experience the land up close and on foot with guided hikes and walking tours. Kidron Valley, Sebastian, Jordan Valley, Old City of Jerusalem and Taybeh Village. Bring your hiking shoes! 

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Valley Reflections Over Mar Saba

Afternoon hike into the Kidron Valley with reflections over the Mar Saba Monastary

A Day in the Village

Spend a day in Taybeh village, the home of the famous Taybeh Brewery and Winery. Michael also will guide you through his ancestral village to get a sense of Palestinian village life during spring time.

Cultural Exchanges

Opportunities for cultural exchanges, community meetings and talks drawing on local experiences, teachings, customs and traditions.

The Nomad Life

Enjoy traditional bedouin hospitality and experience what it looks like to live simply, to survive by the fruits of your own labour.

Daily Reflections, Stories and Meditations

Time will be set aside daily to share, reflect, contemplate and explore the meaning embedded in each of your daily experiences, deepening your understanding of everything Palestine and its rich tapestry of cultures and history has to teach you.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

Hosh Al Syrian Guesthouse

A PRIVATE SANCTUARY.  THE PERFECT HIDEAWAY. QUIET & SECURE.

HOSH AL SYRIAN is a beautifully restored guesthouse hidden down a narrow little lane in the Syriac quarter of the Old City of Bethlehem.​

We will have exclusive use of this unique property, boasting 12 rooms, restaurant and cafe, beautiful sun-drenched courtyards lined by lemon trees and roof top chill-out area. 

 

It’s the perfect hidden gem, conveniently located, maintaining its original character and historical charms, whilst providing all the comforts to accommodate the contemporary traveler.​

 AMENITIES 

12 Beautifully Restored Heritage Rooms

Fawda Cafe & Restaurant

Sunset Terrace

Heart of Old Bethlehem

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enjoy your quiet sanctuary in the heart of old Bethlehem

"I really thought I'd be surrounded by a bunch of hippies that had no idea about the practicalities of the real world, but I was hugely mistaken!"

AMRUTA LELE

United Arab Emirates

The Old City of Bethlehem

AN ANCIENT TOWN DATING BACK TO 1400BC

Sitting atop of a subtle mount, some 775m above seat level is the old city of Bethlehem. Founded in 1400 BC, it has survived many conquests over centuries and maintains its place as one of the most historical significant cities on earth, the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth.

 

Today it remains as an intersection between east as west, but also between the worlds three great monotheistic traditions in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. 

 

It remains a melting pot of cultures, foods, pilgrims, spiritual seekers, artists and craftspeople alike. With the local population welcoming thousands of people annually with their customary hospitality.

 

You'll be immersed in the deep historic, cultural and spiritual resonance which still exists here.

"My experience with My Chi journey has been empowering, I highly recommend to anyone who needs to find answers within themselves..."

BETTY BYERS

United States

 

YOUR HOST

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MICHAEL DAHDAL

Founder My Chi Journey

Out of all the experiences we've hosted over the years, this one remains the closest to my heart. I was born in Jerusalem to a family that originates from the small village of Taybeh in the West Bank. I've only recently come to appreciate everything this place has to offer, a beautiful land filled with so many contrasts and contradictions.

Despite my university degrees and all my other accomplishments, the best lessons I have ever learned have always come through my lived experience. Through the sharing of knowledge only to see it transformed to a deeper level of understanding.

And despite being an educator, the role I cherish most, is the one of student - being a close observer of life and drawing on all the wisdom that has gone before me.  I have committed my life to walking the path that nature has laid out before me and I now invite you to do the same.

ITINERARY

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DAY 1

Arrivals & Introductions

Welcome Dinner at Fawda with Contemporay Palestinian Chef Fadi Kattan

Reflections, Stories, Meditations

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DAY 2

Morning Reflections

Classic Palestinian Breakfast

A Day in Taybeh-Ephraim Village (Winery, Brewery, History & Culture)

Dinner Gathering Ramallah

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DAY 3

Morning Reflections

Breakfast & Tea in Bethlehem

Jerusalem Speciality Caak Bakery

Jerusalem By Night (Old City & Sunset)

Dinner and Drinks at Jerusalem Hotel

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DAY 4

Morning Reflections

Early Departure and Breakfast on the Road

Get to know the Samaritans

Explore Sebastia on Foot (Hike)

Sweet Tooth: Knafeh in Nablus

Dinner Gathering

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DAY 5

Breakfast at Hosh Al Syrian

Exploring Bethlehem

Afternoon Talk Q & A (Prayer & Love)

Sunset Over Mar Saba (Hike)

Dinner with Contemporary Palestinian Chef Fadi Kattan

Reflections, Stories, Meditations on the Terrace

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DAY 6

Breakfast at Hosh Al Syrian

Morning Reflections

Explore Bethlehem

Rashadiya Village and Valley Hike

The Nomad Life

Farewell Celebrations

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DAY 7

Sunday Prayer in Bethlehem

Reflections and Farewells

Breakfast & Check Out

Until We Meet Again...

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Thank you for everything! What started as an impulsive decision turned out to be the best gift I ever given myself. Being taken through a journey of self discovery and clarity in a very informal, open and fun atmosphere in a beautiful surrounding exceeded all my expectations.

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INDRA MOELANS

Belgium

Locations and accommodations being spectacular are an ancillary benefit of MyChi Journeys but the real treasure is Michael and the people he attracts to share the journey and vision. To Michael, thank you again and I look forward to many more journeys and late-night talks about the philosophy of Tupac, spirituality, geopolitics and life in general. You're a solid dude and I'd follow you anywhere. Namaste

JOSH TYLER

United States

"My Chi Journey has helped me to have a new perspective on how to look at the world. In a few days I have learned more than I had during the past years. Can`t wait to attend the next My Chi Journey.."

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ALESANDRA VALLONE

Italy

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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WEST BANK, Palestine  •  May 13-19, 2021
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When you return to your nature;

The path becomes clear.

Get (RE) Educated.

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