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The Zen Peacemakers Blog is dedicated and committed to providing news, reflections, essays and interviews to support, inspire and inform spiritual practitioners and social activists, off high-quality content by our global network of Zen Peacemaker Order members and allies to the Zen Peacemakers.

Bernie and Eve in Alabama: Post-Stroke Recovery and Physical Therapy, March 2017

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Bernie Glassman, Bernie's Health, Blog | 3 comments

Bernie and Eve in Alabama: Post-Stroke Recovery and Physical Therapy, March 2017

Bernie is currently spending 2 weeks at the Taub Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama working on regaining mobility in his hand that was previously paralyzed from his stroke. He’s engaging in physical therapy aimed at “re-wiring the brain.” We’re all very excited by Bernie’s progress as seen in the following videos, and hold much gratitude for everyone’s support. Below, Eve reflects on her and Bernie’s experience in physical therapy, and the resiliency Bernie continues to demonstrate.

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Rain, Thunder And Lightning Were All Present – Report from the Native American Bearing Witness Retreat in Fort Snelling MN USA, November 2016

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Bearing Witness, Bearing Witness Ministry, Blog, Inter-Faith, Native American, Reflections, Zen Peacemaker Order | 0 comments

Rain, Thunder And Lightning Were All Present – Report from the Native American Bearing Witness Retreat in Fort Snelling MN USA, November 2016

Read this report from ZPO Member Laura Gentle Dragon Kennedy who co-organized a bearing witness retreat with the Native American Dakota in MN, bearing witness to the history of genocide there and its present day expression in the community and land.

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Roshi Glassman, Zen Peacemakers Join Chief Looking Horse’s Prayer for Standing Rock

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Bernie Glassman, Blog, Native American, News, Zen Peacemaker Order, Zen Peacemakers | 5 comments

Roshi Glassman, Zen Peacemakers Join Chief Looking Horse’s Prayer for Standing Rock

Sage from Cheyenne River reservation burned today at Zen Peacemakers offices.  Lakota spiritual leader Chief Arvol Looking Horse, the 19th holder of the sacred white calf woman pipe who has led in Standing Rock and has met with Zen Peacemakers last summer, requested spiritual leaders around the world to join him in offerings to the Bundle, in support of the land, the river, Mni wic’oni, the Native American nations who gathered in Standing Rock to their defense, as well as in support of the “healing of those who are making these dangerous decisions.” At 4pm EST this clear and warm Wednesday, Roshi bernie Glassman, Roshi Eve Marko, head teacher at Green River Zen Center, and Rami Efal, executive director of Zen Peacemakers halted their work, gathered in a simple ceremony, invoked indigenous people everywhere and particularly in Standing Rock, and dedicated the collected energy of today’s prayers to action that will benefit...

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In Search of Dignity And Care: A ZPO Member’s Reflection On A Year of Street Retreats

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Bearing Witness, Blog, Hunger, News, Projects, Reflections, Street Retreats, Zen Peacemaker Order, Zen Peacemakers | 0 comments

In Search of Dignity And Care: A ZPO Member’s Reflection On A Year of Street Retreats

“…The tech firms have headquarters literally right across the streetcar tracks from the Tenderloin, the city’s most impoverished neighborhood…my mind and my body can be and has been complicit in setting up boundaries and breaking down neighborhoods… if I allow all experience – the whole plaza – to penetrate me, then I will be transformed…” – ZPO Member Kosho Brian Durel of Upaya Zen Center.

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Brazilian Zen Peacemaker Order Member Leads Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning In Porto Algre Public Schools, South Brazil.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog, Mindful Technology, News, Projects, Socially Engaged Buddhism, Training, Zen Peacemaker Family, Zen Peacemaker Order, Zen Peacemakers | 1 comment

Brazilian Zen Peacemaker Order Member Leads Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning In Porto Algre Public Schools, South Brazil.

Brazilian J.Ovidio Waldemar, M.D. is a long time member and contributor to the Zen Peacemakers.
He is an American trained Brazilian psychiatrist who has for the last 20 years been active in the Viazen, the Porto Alegre Zen Center. In this program, SENTE, Ovidio weaves his Zen Peacemaker practices of meditation, council practice and the Three-Tenets with his clinical psychotherapy experience to support the children and community of Porto Alegre in South Brazil. Watch theBelow is a full report of this program.

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Special Offer: Bearing Witness, Hardcover, Signed By Bernie Glassman 2017

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Bearing Witness, Bernie Glassman, Bernie's Health, Blog, Inter-Faith, News, Zen Peacemakers | 0 comments

Special Offer: Bearing Witness, Hardcover, Signed By Bernie Glassman 2017

Bearing Witness: A Zen Masters Lesson’s in Making Peace, Written by Roshi Bernie Glassman and Roshi Eve Marko, has introduced countless people to the Zen Peacemakers Three-Tenets: Not Knowing, Bearing Witness and Taking Action. We are offering, for limited time, 25 copies signed by Bernie.

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Reflections on the Upcoming Bosnia-Herzegovina Bearing Witness Retreat, by Roshi Barbara Wegmüller

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Bearing Witness, Blog, Reflections, Refugee, Zen Peacemaker Family, Zen Peacemaker Order, Zen Peacemakers | 0 comments

Reflections on the Upcoming Bosnia-Herzegovina Bearing Witness Retreat, by Roshi Barbara Wegmüller

Reflections on the Upcoming Bosnia-Herzegovina Retreat, 8-12 May 2017 By Roshi Barbara Wegmüller, Spiegel Sangha, Bern Switzerland

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The One Body Had a Stroke

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Bearing Witness, Bernie Glassman, Bernie's Health, Blog, Justice & Activism, News, Peace, Reflections, Teachers, Three Tenets of ZP, Zen Peacemaker Family, Zen Peacemaker Order, Zen Peacemakers | 5 comments

The One Body Had a Stroke

“Each one of us who lives here is part of that one body called the United States, though we often don’t realize it. One arm feels superior to the other arm, one leg would like the other to stumble, oblivious of the fact that that would cause the entire body to stumble.”

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