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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.

Inspire Us – Request for Blog Writings

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Blog, Opportunities for Action, Reflections, Socially Engaged Buddhism, Three Tenets of ZP, Zen Peacemakers | 5 comments

Inspire Us – Request for Blog Writings

INSPIRE US! Do you have a story to share in the spirit of the Zen Peacemakers and the Three Tenets? Consider writing for the Zen Peacemakers Blog. We are constantly collecting stories, interviews, essays and reflections to share with our international community. Writing can be a great way to practice the three tenets, to re-enter a situation with no bias, to bear witness and explore the ingredients present and consider them from different perspectives. One expression of compassion is said to be “Give No Fear”, and writing can be a way to give, to share with others, fearlessly.

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Pursuing Peace: Israeli Zen Peacemaker Reflects on Bridging Divides in Israel-Palestine

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Inter-Faith, Justice & Activism, Non-Violence | 2 comments

Pursuing Peace: Israeli Zen Peacemaker Reflects on Bridging Divides in Israel-Palestine

At the beginning of March, Zen Peacemaker Order member Iris Katz presented at a full day workshop in Washington, DC as part of Save Israel-Stop the Occupation (SISO). In this post, Iris gives personal testimony about her role as an Israeli Jew in social movements to alleviate the suffering caused by the Israeli occupation. She discusses the complexities of patriotism, activism, community, and justice in an Israel Palestine context, and highlights the way of responsible Judaism as the vital work of bridging the deeply entrenched divides created by “us and them” frameworks.

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Making Peace: the World as One Body, a 2012 Dharma Talk by Roshi Bernie Glassman

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Bearing Witness, Bernie's Opinions, Blog, Dharma Talks, Reflections, Socially Engaged Buddhism, Teachers, Zen Peacemakers | 0 comments

Making Peace: the World as One Body, a 2012 Dharma Talk by Roshi Bernie Glassman

Roshi Bernie Glassman gave this series of dharma talks during a workshop at the Upaya Zen Center in August 2012 on non-duality, emptiness, and the three tenets of the Zen Peacemakers.

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Flowers on the Edges of Graves: Russell

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Auschwitz Bearing Witness Retreats, Peace, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Flowers on the Edges of Graves: Russell

This post is another in the series “Flowers on the Edges of Graves” – reflections from 20 years of participants in the Zen Peacemakers Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreats since 1996. In this post, Russell Delman writes a letter called “What Remains” about his experience during the 2016 Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat.

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Roshi Eve Marko’s Remarks on Bernie’s Sixty Year Journey

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Bearing Witness Ministry, Bernie's Opinions, Blog, Dharma Talks, Socially Engaged Buddhism, Teachers | 0 comments

Roshi Eve Marko reflects on Bernie’s Sixty Year Journey during a dharma talk given in Felsentor, Switzerland in July 2014.

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A Sixty Year Journey, 2014 Dharma Talk by Bernie Glassman

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Bernie's Opinions, Blog, Dharma Talks, Reflections, Rocky and Tootsie, Socially Engaged Buddhism, Teachers, Training | 0 comments

Dharma talk by Bernie Glassman given in July 2014 in Felsentor, Switzerland on Bernie’s Six Decades of Zen Teaching/Practice (with occasional cameos by Rocky and Tootsie).

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Living a Life that Matters: Bernie Glassman and Eve Marko Dharma Talk at Sivananda Ashram, Bahamas, 2015

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog, Dharma Talks, Reflections, Socially Engaged Buddhism, Teachers, Zen Peacemakers | 0 comments

Living a Life that Matters: Bernie Glassman and Eve Marko Dharma Talk at Sivananda Ashram, Bahamas, 2015

In February 2015, Roshis Bernie Glassman and Eve Marko gave a joint dharma talk in the Bahamas at Sivananda Ashram about stories, diversity, peace-building, and indigeneity. They have been teaching on and off at Sivananda Ashram for 19 years.

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In Remembrance of Roshi Sandra Jishu Angyo Holmes, Co-founder of the Zen Peacemaker Order

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Blog, Dharma Talks, Zen Peacemaker Order | 5 comments

In Remembrance of Roshi Sandra Jishu Angyo Holmes, Co-founder of the Zen Peacemaker Order

Today is the 19th anniversary of the passing of Sandra Jishu Angyo Holmes, sensei, the co-founder of the Zen Peacemaker Order and Zen priest of the White Plum Asanga. Her contribution to the Zen Peacemaker vision still reverberates today as we honor her life and service.

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