Zen Peacemaker Order Blog

bernie-belgium-cartoonThis Blog compiles the latest news of the Zen Peacemaker Order involved in Meditation and Socially Engaged Spirituality.  It willl also keep you informed on Bernie’s activities which bring him to different parts of the world touched by war, poverty and genocide including relevant articles from the fields he is going to. Also included are Bernie’s teachings and opinions.  We warmly invite you to join the conversation. Leaders of the Zen Peacemaker Order are restructuring the Order and the news of this development will also be shared in this blog.

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 3

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 3

This is the third and last part of a conversation between Roshis Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao and members of the Zen Center of Los Angeles that took place there on April 23rd 2015. The first part featured Roshi Bernie’s vision, the second part featured Roshi Egyoku’s vision of the Zen Peacemaker Order as expressed at ZCLA and this third part includes the Q&A they performed with the sangha. Transcription by Scott Harris. Bernie: Now we’re open to questions. I also like the co-witness term. Let’s say we’re co-witnesses. And as I said...

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The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 2

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Dharma Talks, Reflections, Teachers | 0 comments

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 2

This is the second of a three part conversation between Roshis Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao and members of the Zen Center of Los Angeles that took place there on April 23rd 2015. This part includes Roshi Egyoku’s vision of the Zen Peacemaker Order as expressed at ZCLA. The first part featured Roshi Bernie’s vision, and the third part will include the Q&A they performed with the sangha. Transcription by Scott Harris. Roshi Egyoku: It’s wonderful that Bernie is putting out his vision. And it has challenged me to think...

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The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 1 : Bernie’s Vision

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in Bernie's Opinions, Dharma Talks, Reflections, Socially Engaged Buddhism, Teachers, Zen Peacemaker Order | 2 comments

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 1 : Bernie’s Vision

This is the first of three parts of a conversation between Roshis Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao and members of the Zen Center of Los Angeles that took place there on April 23rd 2015. This first part includes Bernie’s vision of the Zen Peacemaker Order. The second part will feature Roshi Egyoku’s vision for the ZPO and ZCLA, and the third part will include the Q&A they performed with the sangha. Transcription by Scott Harris. Bernie: I’d like to talk about my vision of the Zen Peacemaker Order. I’ll start off at the...

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Andrzej Getsugen Krajewski Received Inka on Aug 4, 2015

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Andrzej Getsugen Krajewski Received Inka on Aug 4, 2015

Andrzej Getsugen Krajewski, is the head teacher of the Polish Zen Peacemakers in Warsaw, Poland and co-organizer of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat. Born 1939 with strong wanderlust. Graduated Faculty of Philosophy at the Warsaw University to spend some lazy years on traveling foot. Active with the political opposition in Poland during the Marshal Law in 1980s. Writer and literary translator (from Swedish to Polish.) He began practicing Zen with Dae Soen Sa Nim in 1980 and in 1983 continued his Zen practice with Genpo Roshi....

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LAST TWO DAYS to REGISTER for the 2015 NATIVE AMERICAN BEARING WITNESS RETREAT in the BLACK HILLS.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

LAST TWO DAYS to REGISTER for the 2015 NATIVE AMERICAN BEARING WITNESS RETREAT in the BLACK HILLS.

LAST TWO DAYS to REGISTER for the 2015 NATIVE AMERICAN BEARING WITNESS RETREAT in the BLACK HILLS. “Bear witness to the Black Hills: colonized and exploited for 150 years, and still offering grasslands and canyons, lakes, streams and waterfalls, and summer wildflowers for those still seeking a vision. Our gathering there is becoming the place, the people, the moment. It’s having no idea or expectation, just the wish to be there with other people who want to do this. I invite you:Come to the Black Hills this summer.” – Roshi...

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Black Elk Still Speaks 

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Bearing Witness, Dharma Talks | 7 comments

Black Elk Still Speaks 

Image Courtesy of SHEPARD FAIREY/OBEYGIANT.COM AND AARON HUEY   Two Weeks Left to Register for 2015 Native American Bearing Witness Retreat   From a talk given at the Green River Zen Center on June 16, 2015 by Eve Marko In the book Black Elk Speaks, Black Elk described how, at the age of nine, he had a powerful vision and was told by the great Thunder Beings to share this vision with his tribe. Afraid and unsure of himself, he was miserable for the next eight years: “A terrible time began for me then and I could not tell...

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Dharma Talk: The Good, The Bad and the Different: It Ain’t What It Seems to Be.

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Dharma Talks | 2 comments

Dharma Talk: The Good, The Bad and the Different: It Ain’t What It Seems to Be.

Living a Life that Matters #3:  The Good, The Bad and the Different: It Ain’t What It Seems to Be. By Roshis Bernie Glassman and Eve Myonen Marko Given on March 7th, 2015 at Sivananda Yoga Retreat at Nassau, Bahamas Transcribed by Scott Harris. Photo by Rami Efal, of Muslim prayer rugs in Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque in Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina May 2015 during a planning visit for the Bosnia Bearing Witness retreat in Srebrenica.   Eve:  Good evening. This is our last evening. In our first talk,  I started off by asking the...

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Four Weeks to Black Hills

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Bearing Witness | 6 comments

Four Weeks to Black Hills

“What we would like you to do is to pray. Come and pray with the Lakota. Come and pray with us, for the Lakota, for ourselves, for us, and for this earth.” - Lakota Elder and Bearing Witness Retreat Spirit Holder In this rare event the Lakota Elders have invited all those who wish to come and bear witness at the sacred Black Hills to the present day expressions of the genocide and suffering of the Native Americans in the United States of America. We are entering the last month of preparation to the Zen Peacemaker Order Bearing Witness Retreat...

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Be My Witnesses in Jerusalem: Bosnia, May 2015

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Bearing Witness, Reflections | 0 comments

Be My Witnesses in Jerusalem: Bosnia, May 2015

By Roshi Eve Myonen Marko When I think of our time in Srebrenica, it’s not the gravestones I remember, rows and rows of white obelisks dotting long grassy mounds climbing halfway up the surrounding hills, nor the slanting walls of names that glittered even under gray skies. Nor is it the gorgeous forested mountains, the Dinaric Alps covered with beech and pine and reminding me of Switzerland, through which we drove to get down to the memorial commemorating a massacre of over 8,300 people. In fact, when Hasan Hasanović invited us to join him...

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Everything and Nothing

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Dharma Talks | 1 comment

Everything and Nothing

Living a Life that Matters #2: Everything and Nothing By Roshis Bernie Glassman and Eve Myonen Marko Given on March 6th, 2015 at Sivananda Yoga Retreat at Nassau, Bahamas Transcribed by Scott Harris Bernie: A long time ago, in a far away place, there was nothing. And that nothing included everything. And all of a sudden, instantaneously, in no time, there was a BIG BANG! And that Big Bang spread, it started to spread that nothing (or that everything) throughout space and time, which didn’t exist. So it’s a fantastic phenomenon—especially if...

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Zen Peacemaker Order Blog

bernie-belgium-cartoonThis Blog compiles the latest news of the Zen Peacemaker Order involved in Meditation and Socially Engaged Spirituality.  It willl also keep you informed on Bernie’s activities which bring him to different parts of the world touched by war, poverty and genocide including relevant articles from the fields he is going to. Also included are Bernie’s teachings and opinions.  We warmly invite you to join the conversation. Leaders of the Zen Peacemaker Order are restructuring the Order and the news of this development will also be shared in this blog.

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 3

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 3

This is the third and last part of a conversation between Roshis Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao and members of the Zen Center of Los Angeles that took place there on April 23rd 2015. The first part featured Roshi Bernie’s vision, the second part featured Roshi Egyoku’s vision of the Zen Peacemaker Order as expressed at ZCLA and this third part includes the Q&A they performed with the sangha. Transcription by Scott Harris. Bernie: Now we’re open to questions. I also like the co-witness term. Let’s say we’re co-witnesses. And as I said...

read more

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 2

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Dharma Talks, Reflections, Teachers | 0 comments

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 2

This is the second of a three part conversation between Roshis Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao and members of the Zen Center of Los Angeles that took place there on April 23rd 2015. This part includes Roshi Egyoku’s vision of the Zen Peacemaker Order as expressed at ZCLA. The first part featured Roshi Bernie’s vision, and the third part will include the Q&A they performed with the sangha. Transcription by Scott Harris. Roshi Egyoku: It’s wonderful that Bernie is putting out his vision. And it has challenged me to think...

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The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 1 : Bernie’s Vision

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in Bernie's Opinions, Dharma Talks, Reflections, Socially Engaged Buddhism, Teachers, Zen Peacemaker Order | 2 comments

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 1 : Bernie’s Vision

This is the first of three parts of a conversation between Roshis Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao and members of the Zen Center of Los Angeles that took place there on April 23rd 2015. This first part includes Bernie’s vision of the Zen Peacemaker Order. The second part will feature Roshi Egyoku’s vision for the ZPO and ZCLA, and the third part will include the Q&A they performed with the sangha. Transcription by Scott Harris. Bernie: I’d like to talk about my vision of the Zen Peacemaker Order. I’ll start off at the...

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Andrzej Getsugen Krajewski Received Inka on Aug 4, 2015

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Andrzej Getsugen Krajewski Received Inka on Aug 4, 2015

Andrzej Getsugen Krajewski, is the head teacher of the Polish Zen Peacemakers in Warsaw, Poland and co-organizer of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat. Born 1939 with strong wanderlust. Graduated Faculty of Philosophy at the Warsaw University to spend some lazy years on traveling foot. Active with the political opposition in Poland during the Marshal Law in 1980s. Writer and literary translator (from Swedish to Polish.) He began practicing Zen with Dae Soen Sa Nim in 1980 and in 1983 continued his Zen practice with Genpo Roshi....

read more

LAST TWO DAYS to REGISTER for the 2015 NATIVE AMERICAN BEARING WITNESS RETREAT in the BLACK HILLS.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

LAST TWO DAYS to REGISTER for the 2015 NATIVE AMERICAN BEARING WITNESS RETREAT in the BLACK HILLS.

LAST TWO DAYS to REGISTER for the 2015 NATIVE AMERICAN BEARING WITNESS RETREAT in the BLACK HILLS. “Bear witness to the Black Hills: colonized and exploited for 150 years, and still offering grasslands and canyons, lakes, streams and waterfalls, and summer wildflowers for those still seeking a vision. Our gathering there is becoming the place, the people, the moment. It’s having no idea or expectation, just the wish to be there with other people who want to do this. I invite you:Come to the Black Hills this summer.” – Roshi...

read more

Black Elk Still Speaks 

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Bearing Witness, Dharma Talks | 7 comments

Black Elk Still Speaks 

Image Courtesy of SHEPARD FAIREY/OBEYGIANT.COM AND AARON HUEY   Two Weeks Left to Register for 2015 Native American Bearing Witness Retreat   From a talk given at the Green River Zen Center on June 16, 2015 by Eve Marko In the book Black Elk Speaks, Black Elk described how, at the age of nine, he had a powerful vision and was told by the great Thunder Beings to share this vision with his tribe. Afraid and unsure of himself, he was miserable for the next eight years: “A terrible time began for me then and I could not tell...

read more

Dharma Talk: The Good, The Bad and the Different: It Ain’t What It Seems to Be.

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Dharma Talks | 2 comments

Dharma Talk: The Good, The Bad and the Different: It Ain’t What It Seems to Be.

Living a Life that Matters #3:  The Good, The Bad and the Different: It Ain’t What It Seems to Be. By Roshis Bernie Glassman and Eve Myonen Marko Given on March 7th, 2015 at Sivananda Yoga Retreat at Nassau, Bahamas Transcribed by Scott Harris. Photo by Rami Efal, of Muslim prayer rugs in Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque in Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina May 2015 during a planning visit for the Bosnia Bearing Witness retreat in Srebrenica.   Eve:  Good evening. This is our last evening. In our first talk,  I started off by asking the...

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Four Weeks to Black Hills

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Bearing Witness | 6 comments

Four Weeks to Black Hills

“What we would like you to do is to pray. Come and pray with the Lakota. Come and pray with us, for the Lakota, for ourselves, for us, and for this earth.” - Lakota Elder and Bearing Witness Retreat Spirit Holder In this rare event the Lakota Elders have invited all those who wish to come and bear witness at the sacred Black Hills to the present day expressions of the genocide and suffering of the Native Americans in the United States of America. We are entering the last month of preparation to the Zen Peacemaker Order Bearing Witness Retreat...

read more

Be My Witnesses in Jerusalem: Bosnia, May 2015

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Bearing Witness, Reflections | 0 comments

Be My Witnesses in Jerusalem: Bosnia, May 2015

By Roshi Eve Myonen Marko When I think of our time in Srebrenica, it’s not the gravestones I remember, rows and rows of white obelisks dotting long grassy mounds climbing halfway up the surrounding hills, nor the slanting walls of names that glittered even under gray skies. Nor is it the gorgeous forested mountains, the Dinaric Alps covered with beech and pine and reminding me of Switzerland, through which we drove to get down to the memorial commemorating a massacre of over 8,300 people. In fact, when Hasan Hasanović invited us to join him...

read more

Everything and Nothing

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Dharma Talks | 1 comment

Everything and Nothing

Living a Life that Matters #2: Everything and Nothing By Roshis Bernie Glassman and Eve Myonen Marko Given on March 6th, 2015 at Sivananda Yoga Retreat at Nassau, Bahamas Transcribed by Scott Harris Bernie: A long time ago, in a far away place, there was nothing. And that nothing included everything. And all of a sudden, instantaneously, in no time, there was a BIG BANG! And that Big Bang spread, it started to spread that nothing (or that everything) throughout space and time, which didn’t exist. So it’s a fantastic phenomenon—especially if...

read more