Street Retreats are a unique offering rising from the Zen Peacemakers’ Three Tenets. When you join a Zen Peacemakers’ Street Retreat, you enter a unique opportunity to experience interdependence, now available in many locations around the world. Trained leaders support you and others in living on the streets for one, two or more days and nights, experiencing first hand the challenges of needs, the bounty of generosity and the unexpected ways they appear. Every moment is an opportunity to raise the Three Tenets – Not Knowing, Bearing Witness and Taking Action through meditating together, sharing in council, going on begging rounds, walking across town, checking in at a local soup kitchen etc. . STREET RETREAT LEADERSHIP . Zen Peacemakers Street Retreats are led by authorized, empowered street retreat leaders. Those in this group now include Bernie Glassman, Montague, MA, Eve Marko, Montague, MA, Genro Gauntt Bronx, NY, Fleet Maull, Cranston RI, Frank De Waele, Gent, Belgium, Paco Genkoji Lugovino, Bronx, NY, Michel Dubois, Montreill, France, Jim Bastien, VT, Jurgen Jian Lembke, Switzerland, Jorge Koho Mello Switzerland, Jesse Jiryu Davis, New York and Brian Joshin Byrnes, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Some teachers in our lineage have also led or co-led retreats such as Enkyo Ohara and Egyoku Nakao – both with Genro. Training is an absolute must and recognition as a leader is not guaranteed. The leader has to hold the space immaculately, strongly, softly and unrecognizably while not teaching and letting the streets be the teacher. Being deeply trained in council is an absolute must. READ MORE ABOUT STREET RETREATS http://zenpeacemakers.org/2016/02/freeadventures1/ http://zenpeacemakers.org/2016/02/freeadventures2/ Fleet Maull Jim Bastien Eve Marko Grover Genro Gauntt Paco Genkoji Lugovino Bernie Glassman Frank De Waele Michel Dubois Brian Joshin Byrnes A. Jesse Jiryu Davis The Zen Peacemaker Three Tenets are essential. Upcoming Retreats 2016 September 22-25 2016 / New York City, New York, USA Led by Roshi Grover Genro Gauntt. Contact Tanya Vo: [email protected] October 6–9 2016 / Street Retreat at the border between Chiasso (Switzerland) and Como (Italy) This spot along the border has become critical since the swiss government refuses passage to many of the asylum seekers. Hundreds of refugees camp now in the open parks of Como. Contact: Jurgen Lembke,[email protected] Dec. 15 – 18 2016 / San Francisco Street Retreat, led Grover Genro Gauntt Contact: Skip Foppert,[email protected] 2017 June 8-11, 2017 / New York City, New York, USA Led by Joshin Byrnes. Contact Upaya August 31 – September 3 2017 / Denver, Colorado USA Led by Joshin Byrnes. Contact Upaya ———————————————————————————————– The Faithful Fools in San Francisco use Street Retreats as a major training and offering. History We go on the streets with no money and just the clothes on our back. We eat in soup kitchens and beg for money or food at times when soup...
Regular Fee: $1600 Fee for ZPO Members $ 1,440 Scholarship & Group fares available upon request. (see ‘Registration’ for contact detail) All retreat fees go to cover the retreat’s costs and Zen Peacemakers, Inc. (non-profit 501(c)3) operations. Description The Zen Peacemakers are returning for the 21st year to the old site of the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Oświęcim, Poland, for a Bearing Witness Retreat starting October 31 and ending November 4, 2016. Bernie Glassman began the annual Bearing Witness Retreats in 1996, with help from Eve Marko and Andrzej Krajewski. They have taken place annually every year since then. Much has been written about these annual retreats; at least half a dozen films have been made about them in various languages. They are multi-faith and multinational in character, with a strong focus on the Zen Peacemakers’ Three Tenets: Not-Knowing, Bearing Witness, and Loving Action. Most of each day is spent sitting by the train tracks at Birkenau, both in silence and in chanting the names of the dead. There is time to walk through the vast camps, do vigils inside women’s and children’s barracks, and memorial services. Participants meet daily in small Council groups designed to create a safe place for people to share their inner experiences. The whole group meets in the evenings to bear witness to oneness in diversity. Read the impressions of more than seventy retreat participants of the past twenty years in the book “AschePerlen – Pearls of Ash & Awe” (English & German language) at https://www.janando.de/steinrich/en Spirit Holders Rabbi Shir Yaacov Feit Roshi Barbara Salaam Wegmüller Roshi Frank De Waele Rami Efal Roshi Cornelius von Collande Jared Seide The following Bearing Witness Retreat Spirit Holders will be in attendance: Roshis Frank De Waele, Barbara Wegmüller and Cornelius von Collande, Reb Shir Yaakov Feit, Rami Efal, and Jared Seide to meet each day to reflect on the retreat flow, schedule, events and make appropriate modifications if necessary. To help uphold the Zen Peacemakers standard of ethical behavior at our Bearing Witness Retreats, several Spirit Holders will also serve as an Ethics Council, responsible for receiving and addressing complaints of unethical behavior at the Retreat by any Staff Member or Participant. What Your Fee Includes Your fee finances the administrative and logistical costs of the retreat and its staff. It provides for honorariums and travel costs needed to bring selected leaders, scholarships for local participants, potential leaders at future bearing witness retreats and those with limited means. TRANSPORTATION: Your Fee includes all transportation starting 10/31/2016 (beginning of retreat from Krakow) and ending on 11/5/2016 (ending, transportation to airport and Krakow train-station). LODGING: Your fee includes meals and boards starting lunch on 10/31/2016 and breakfast on 11/5/2016. Your room at the Dialogue Center in Oświęcim, where we will stay during the retreat, is fully included in your fee. Your fee does...
The Zen Peacemaker Order, a project operated by Zen Peacemakers Inc., is the international community of spiritual practitioners who follow the Zen Peacemakers’ teachings of the Three Tenets in an ever-enlarging circle of influence through social action. When you choose to enter the ZPO family, you support a world-wide movement of socially engaged spirituality. There are ZPO Members in: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. Click here for the next steps towards becoming a member. From a street retreat in the alleyways of Cologne, through a bearing witness retreat in war-torn valley of Srebrenica, to a sesshin in the Swiss Alps, crossing states and continents, connect with fellow practitioners, study with diverse Zen teachers or engage ministries in other countries — Joining the ZPO you immerse yourself in a global diverse socially engaged spiritual community. ...
When we see the world as one body, it's obvious that we heal everyone at the same time that we heal ourselves, for there are no 'others.'-- Bernie Glassman, ZP Inc. Founder
The Zen Peacemaker Order, a project operated by Zen Peacemakers Inc., is the international community of spiritual practitioners who follow the Zen Peacemakers’ teachings of the Three Tenets in an ever-enlarging circle of influence through social action.
When you choose to enter the ZPO family, you support a world-wide movement of socially engaged spirituality.
There are ZPO Members in: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
Click here for the next steps towards becoming a member. From a street retreat in the alleyways of Cologne, through a bearing witness retreat in war-torn valley of Srebrenica, to a sesshin in the Swiss Alps, crossing states and continents, connect with fellow practitioners, study with diverse Zen teachers or engage ministries in other countries — Joining the ZPO you immerse yourself in a global diverse socially engaged spiritual community.
Bernie would like to personally thank all of you who have supported him with donations, gifts and prayers since his stroke on January 12th, 2016. He is now at his home in Montague Massachusetts, USA. He exercises daily and attends Feldenkrais sessions with a personal trainer. These donations will help support his treatments, house-alterations and the salary of a personal caregiver, who monitors his exercising, travels with him to his appointments and helps around the house. Your donation also makes possible a two-week intensive treatment in October at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Taub Therapy Clinic. We thank all those who have contributed in the past and encourage all those who can contribute towards this next phase to do so again.
All donations towards Bernie’s Recovery Fund (as well as all donations towards Bernie’s Recovery Fund in the past) have been and will be used solely towards his support and not towards any other Zen Peacemakers Inc. projects.
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