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Bernie Glassman

The Bearing Witness Blog compiles the latest news of the Zen Peacemakers Family involved in Socially Engaged Spirituality.  It willl also keep you informed on Bernie’s Journey’s to the Field 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 Peacemakers Order are restructuring the Order and the news of this development will also be shared in this blog.

Reflections of Malgosia Braunek by Damian Dudkiewicz

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Teachers | 0 comments

Reflections of Malgosia Braunek by Damian Dudkiewicz

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Glimpses of Malgosia Braunek by Eve Marko

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Teachers | 1 comment

Glimpses of Malgosia Braunek by Eve Marko

Malgosia-Germany Malgosia-zendo Malgosia-Ameland nakgisua,andrzej-robes malgosia-gassho genpo,malgosia malgosia-sunset margosia,andrzej,summer malgosia,andrzej,summer2 barbara,malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_526-malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_209-malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_171-malgosia marzena&malgosia-37 Bernie037-malgosia ab-05314 ab-104-malgosia muryo,malgosia malgosia_braunek actress_malgosia catherine,malgosia_auschwitz malgosia_smiles malgosia_views malgosia-andrzj malgosia,last-months malgosia,orinka malgosia1 malgosia2...

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Małgorzata Braunek Leaves this Plane of Existence

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Teachers | 0 comments

Małgorzata Braunek Leaves this Plane of Existence

Malgosia-Germany Malgosia-zendo Malgosia-Ameland nakgisua,andrzej-robes malgosia-gassho genpo,malgosia malgosia-sunset margosia,andrzej,summer malgosia,andrzej,summer2 barbara,malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_526-malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_209-malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_171-malgosia marzena&malgosia-37 Bernie037-malgosia ab-05314 ab-104-malgosia muryo,malgosia malgosia_braunek actress_malgosia catherine,malgosia_auschwitz malgosia_smiles malgosia_views malgosia-andrzj malgosia,last-months malgosia,orinka malgosia1 malgosia2...

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Announcing Webcasts

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Webcasts | 0 comments

Announcing Webcasts

My wife, Eve Marko, and I just visited with Ram Dass in Maui (June 2014). Being old friends we spend a few days with him each year. This year he introduced me to webcasts. He has a wonderful Ram Dass Channel of webcasts and I decided to add webcasts to our Zen Peacemakers Site. I have also added various videos that show different aspects of our Zen Peacemaker Work Enjoy! Bernie Glassman and the Zen Peacemakers Trailer – Instructions to the Cook. A Zen Master's Recipe for Living a Life that Matters Rwanda Bearing Witness Retreat...

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Reflections on Rwanda (2): Bearing Witness by Russell Delman April 2014

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Reflections on Rwanda (2): Bearing Witness by Russell Delman April 2014

It is the last day of the retreat; I am walking with Claudia (name changed for confidentiality), a new Rwandan friend. Earlier in the retreat, she asked for guidance in meditation to help with painful thoughts that won’t stop. I am grateful for the opportunity to offer some guidance. On this day she tells me about the killing of her parents and four of five siblings when she is about 6 years old. A Hutu man protects her. Later he is killed by other Hutu’s angered at his kindness. Luckily she meets her one remaining elder sister who can take...

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Reflections on Rwanda (3): Living with a Broken-Open Heart by Russell Delman

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Reflections on Rwanda (3):  Living with a Broken-Open Heart by Russell Delman

Recently I heard this story: A woman’s son is killed. The killer is convicted and sent to prison for a 10-25 year sentence. The distraught mother visits the man in prison trying to make sense of how he could do such a thing. After numerous visits, the woman’s heart softens to the man. She eventually adopts him. Upon release from prison, he lives with his new mother. As I reflect on the impact of my journey to Rwanda, a huge question emerges: how does a person live with an open, loving, heart that includes the rampant violence and suffering...

read more

Peter Matthiessen’s Lifelong Quest for Peace

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in Teachers | 1 comment

Peter Matthiessen’s Lifelong Quest for Peace

muryo muryo-maezumi-bernie muryo,bernie,basho-stone peter muryo rick street bernie, muryo96 bern,muryo-study-81 bernie muryo eihei-ji-color bernie,muryo-greyston bernie,muryo-talking cementary koryu, muryo, bernie cover_retouch matthiessen1 muryo writes muryo-gassho muryo,chido,soen,bernie page 21 muyro tokudo shaved peter muryo rick street soen,muyo,bernie Peter Matthiessen died on April 5, 2014. His interview with Ron Rosenbaum was among his last before succumbing to leukemia at the age of 86. Trudging through the snow that blankets the old...

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Creating a Compassionate World: The Power of One Conference

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Creating a Compassionate World: The Power of One Conference

Sept. 12-14, 2014, at the Garrison Institute, New York Venerable Dr. Pannavati Bhikkhuni has long been known as an active advocate of “getting off the pillow”.  This has become known as engaged Buddhism and it is taking many forms and directions. On the weekend of September 12 through 14, 2014, Ven. Pannavati is gathering a few special colleagues to share their thoughts and experience with those drawn to this path. Through panel presentations and interactive small group sessions, we will receive the wisdom and experience of the...

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Bearing Witness Day of Reflection at the Flight 93 Memorial

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Bearing Witness Day of Reflection at the Flight 93 Memorial

Please join Zen Peacemaker minister, Anthony Stultz, for a Bearing Witness Day of Reflection at the Flight 93 Memorial and Memorial Chapel, August 16, 2014. Tony was a chaplain to the victim families of Flight 93 and along with three other clergy, performed the burial at the national memorial in 2011 ( see ‘the One Heart of Flight 93′ – Buddhadharma Magazine)  for a reflection on the experience via the ZPO Three Tenets.) The day will begin at 10am with the Gate of Sweet Nectar liturgy and the chanting of the names of all who...

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Enrollment Opened for Second Cohort for Bearing Witness Training Program

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Bearing Witness Ministry | 0 comments

Enrollment Opened for Second Cohort for Bearing Witness Training Program

We are happy to announce that the Zen Peacemaker Order has opened the second cohort for the training program for those interested in training in Bearing Witness. The program begins with a two-day workshop led by Jared Seide, the Director, Center for Council, on The Way of Council, on July 7-8, 2015  at Greyston in Yonkers, NY. On July 9-10, 2015 there will be a two-day workshop, led by Jared Seide, on Deepening the Practice of Council. This is followed by a two-day workshop (July 11-12, 2015) on the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemaker Order...

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Bearing Witness Blog

Bernie Glassman

The Bearing Witness Blog compiles the latest news of the Zen Peacemakers Family involved in Socially Engaged Spirituality.  It willl also keep you informed on Bernie’s Journey’s to the Field 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 Peacemakers Order are restructuring the Order and the news of this development will also be shared in this blog.

Reflections of Malgosia Braunek by Damian Dudkiewicz

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Teachers | 0 comments

Reflections of Malgosia Braunek by Damian Dudkiewicz

Malgosia-Germany Malgosia-zendo Malgosia-Ameland nakgisua,andrzej-robes malgosia-gassho genpo,malgosia malgosia-sunset margosia,andrzej,summer malgosia,andrzej,summer2 barbara,malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_526-malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_209-malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_171-malgosia marzena&malgosia-37 Bernie037-malgosia ab-05314 ab-104-malgosia muryo,malgosia malgosia_braunek actress_malgosia catherine,malgosia_auschwitz malgosia_smiles malgosia_views malgosia-andrzj malgosia,last-months malgosia,orinka malgosia1 malgosia2...

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Glimpses of Malgosia Braunek by Eve Marko

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Teachers | 1 comment

Glimpses of Malgosia Braunek by Eve Marko

Malgosia-Germany Malgosia-zendo Malgosia-Ameland nakgisua,andrzej-robes malgosia-gassho genpo,malgosia malgosia-sunset margosia,andrzej,summer malgosia,andrzej,summer2 barbara,malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_526-malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_209-malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_171-malgosia marzena&malgosia-37 Bernie037-malgosia ab-05314 ab-104-malgosia muryo,malgosia malgosia_braunek actress_malgosia catherine,malgosia_auschwitz malgosia_smiles malgosia_views malgosia-andrzj malgosia,last-months malgosia,orinka malgosia1 malgosia2...

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Małgorzata Braunek Leaves this Plane of Existence

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Teachers | 0 comments

Małgorzata Braunek Leaves this Plane of Existence

Malgosia-Germany Malgosia-zendo Malgosia-Ameland nakgisua,andrzej-robes malgosia-gassho genpo,malgosia malgosia-sunset margosia,andrzej,summer malgosia,andrzej,summer2 barbara,malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_526-malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_209-malgosia tegernsee_terrassenhof_171-malgosia marzena&malgosia-37 Bernie037-malgosia ab-05314 ab-104-malgosia muryo,malgosia malgosia_braunek actress_malgosia catherine,malgosia_auschwitz malgosia_smiles malgosia_views malgosia-andrzj malgosia,last-months malgosia,orinka malgosia1 malgosia2...

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Announcing Webcasts

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Webcasts | 0 comments

Announcing Webcasts

My wife, Eve Marko, and I just visited with Ram Dass in Maui (June 2014). Being old friends we spend a few days with him each year. This year he introduced me to webcasts. He has a wonderful Ram Dass Channel of webcasts and I decided to add webcasts to our Zen Peacemakers Site. I have also added various videos that show different aspects of our Zen Peacemaker Work Enjoy! Bernie Glassman and the Zen Peacemakers Trailer – Instructions to the Cook. A Zen Master's Recipe for Living a Life that Matters Rwanda Bearing Witness Retreat...

read more

Reflections on Rwanda (2): Bearing Witness by Russell Delman April 2014

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Reflections on Rwanda (2): Bearing Witness by Russell Delman April 2014

It is the last day of the retreat; I am walking with Claudia (name changed for confidentiality), a new Rwandan friend. Earlier in the retreat, she asked for guidance in meditation to help with painful thoughts that won’t stop. I am grateful for the opportunity to offer some guidance. On this day she tells me about the killing of her parents and four of five siblings when she is about 6 years old. A Hutu man protects her. Later he is killed by other Hutu’s angered at his kindness. Luckily she meets her one remaining elder sister who can take...

read more

Reflections on Rwanda (3): Living with a Broken-Open Heart by Russell Delman

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Reflections on Rwanda (3):  Living with a Broken-Open Heart by Russell Delman

Recently I heard this story: A woman’s son is killed. The killer is convicted and sent to prison for a 10-25 year sentence. The distraught mother visits the man in prison trying to make sense of how he could do such a thing. After numerous visits, the woman’s heart softens to the man. She eventually adopts him. Upon release from prison, he lives with his new mother. As I reflect on the impact of my journey to Rwanda, a huge question emerges: how does a person live with an open, loving, heart that includes the rampant violence and suffering...

read more

Peter Matthiessen’s Lifelong Quest for Peace

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in Teachers | 1 comment

Peter Matthiessen’s Lifelong Quest for Peace

muryo muryo-maezumi-bernie muryo,bernie,basho-stone peter muryo rick street bernie, muryo96 bern,muryo-study-81 bernie muryo eihei-ji-color bernie,muryo-greyston bernie,muryo-talking cementary koryu, muryo, bernie cover_retouch matthiessen1 muryo writes muryo-gassho muryo,chido,soen,bernie page 21 muyro tokudo shaved peter muryo rick street soen,muyo,bernie Peter Matthiessen died on April 5, 2014. His interview with Ron Rosenbaum was among his last before succumbing to leukemia at the age of 86. Trudging through the snow that blankets the old...

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Creating a Compassionate World: The Power of One Conference

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Creating a Compassionate World: The Power of One Conference

Sept. 12-14, 2014, at the Garrison Institute, New York Venerable Dr. Pannavati Bhikkhuni has long been known as an active advocate of “getting off the pillow”.  This has become known as engaged Buddhism and it is taking many forms and directions. On the weekend of September 12 through 14, 2014, Ven. Pannavati is gathering a few special colleagues to share their thoughts and experience with those drawn to this path. Through panel presentations and interactive small group sessions, we will receive the wisdom and experience of the...

read more

Bearing Witness Day of Reflection at the Flight 93 Memorial

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Bearing Witness Day of Reflection at the Flight 93 Memorial

Please join Zen Peacemaker minister, Anthony Stultz, for a Bearing Witness Day of Reflection at the Flight 93 Memorial and Memorial Chapel, August 16, 2014. Tony was a chaplain to the victim families of Flight 93 and along with three other clergy, performed the burial at the national memorial in 2011 ( see ‘the One Heart of Flight 93′ – Buddhadharma Magazine)  for a reflection on the experience via the ZPO Three Tenets.) The day will begin at 10am with the Gate of Sweet Nectar liturgy and the chanting of the names of all who...

read more

Enrollment Opened for Second Cohort for Bearing Witness Training Program

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Bearing Witness Ministry | 0 comments

Enrollment Opened for Second Cohort for Bearing Witness Training Program

We are happy to announce that the Zen Peacemaker Order has opened the second cohort for the training program for those interested in training in Bearing Witness. The program begins with a two-day workshop led by Jared Seide, the Director, Center for Council, on The Way of Council, on July 7-8, 2015  at Greyston in Yonkers, NY. On July 9-10, 2015 there will be a two-day workshop, led by Jared Seide, on Deepening the Practice of Council. This is followed by a two-day workshop (July 11-12, 2015) on the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemaker Order...

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