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.

ZPO Trainings at Events

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Trainings in the Zen Peacemaker Order are given around the world at various ZPO Events. Link here to view upcoming trainings at ZPO Training Centers Link below to view trainings at various ZPO Bearing Witness Retreats. 3-Tenets Workshop Including Native American Bearing Witness Retreat 3-Tenets Workshop Including Auschwitz Bearing Witness...

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Gate of Sweet Nectar at ZCLA Part 2: Mudras

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Bernie Glassman, Dharma Talks, Zen Peacemaker Order | 0 comments

Gate of Sweet Nectar at ZCLA Part 2: Mudras

This talk was given  by Roshis Bernie Glassman and  Egyoku Nakao at their workshop on the Gate of Sweet Nectar liturgy in April 2015 at ZCLA. It was transcribed by Scott Harris. All right, you have a handout with all the mudras. As Bernie mentioned, Michael O’Keefe has been doing these mudras for several decades, doing The Gate every day. On a recent trip to L.A., he and I (Egyoku) got together, and I had a tutorial from him. And then I asked Jitsujo, who many of you from Sweetwater know, to do the finger drawings. OK, so let’s get started....

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Bernie’s Rap on the Gate of Sweet Nectar at ZCLA, Part 1

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Dharma Talks | 0 comments

Bernie’s Rap on the Gate of Sweet Nectar at ZCLA, Part 1

This talk was given at ZCLA at Roshi Bernie Glassman’s workshop on the Gate liturgy in April 2015. It was transcribed by Scott Harris.   We are chanting my translation (with Maezumi Roshi) and adaptation (with Maezumi’s encouragement) of the Japanese Soto Zen liturgy Kan Ro Mon; Ro actually, literally means dew. But in the Buddhist sense, it has the same feeling as “nectar.” Gate of Sweet Nectar—so it’s a special kind of “dew” that helps you to realize the oneness of life—that is to appreciate your spouse. And Mon just means a...

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How Richard Gere and Bernie Glassman Offer Solutions for the Homeless

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 10 comments

How Richard Gere and Bernie Glassman Offer Solutions for the Homeless

Written by Michaela Haas for Huffington Post, September 21, 2015. One winter day I got stuck with Richard Gere in Kathmandu, Nepal. He was traveling with friends of mine, and a snowstorm grounded their plane to Bhutan. We spent a delightful day in Kathmandu, exploring the local art shops. While he gracefully accepted the wishes of enthusiastic fans to give autographs, he talked about his hope that maybe Bhutan would be the one place on earth where he could travel incognito. Television was still a novelty in the tiny Himalayan kingdom, so he...

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ZPO August 2015 Newsletter

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in ZPO Newsletters | 0 comments

ZPO August 2015 Newsletter

This past August, the Lakota Nation has generously hosted the Zen Peacemaker Order and participants from Mexico, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the US to Bear Witness at the Black Hills to the historical genocide of the Native American and its current expression that continue to this day.  The week included a sunrise ceremony each morning, council practice, presentations by men and women Native elders, as well as daily open-stage Bearing Witness sessions, in which participants were invited to share with the audience their...

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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 | 2 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 | 1 comment

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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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.

ZPO Trainings at Events

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Trainings in the Zen Peacemaker Order are given around the world at various ZPO Events. Link here to view upcoming trainings at ZPO Training Centers Link below to view trainings at various ZPO Bearing Witness Retreats. 3-Tenets Workshop Including Native American Bearing Witness Retreat 3-Tenets Workshop Including Auschwitz Bearing Witness...

read more

Gate of Sweet Nectar at ZCLA Part 2: Mudras

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Bernie Glassman, Dharma Talks, Zen Peacemaker Order | 0 comments

Gate of Sweet Nectar at ZCLA Part 2: Mudras

This talk was given  by Roshis Bernie Glassman and  Egyoku Nakao at their workshop on the Gate of Sweet Nectar liturgy in April 2015 at ZCLA. It was transcribed by Scott Harris. All right, you have a handout with all the mudras. As Bernie mentioned, Michael O’Keefe has been doing these mudras for several decades, doing The Gate every day. On a recent trip to L.A., he and I (Egyoku) got together, and I had a tutorial from him. And then I asked Jitsujo, who many of you from Sweetwater know, to do the finger drawings. OK, so let’s get started....

read more

Bernie’s Rap on the Gate of Sweet Nectar at ZCLA, Part 1

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Dharma Talks | 0 comments

Bernie’s Rap on the Gate of Sweet Nectar at ZCLA, Part 1

This talk was given at ZCLA at Roshi Bernie Glassman’s workshop on the Gate liturgy in April 2015. It was transcribed by Scott Harris.   We are chanting my translation (with Maezumi Roshi) and adaptation (with Maezumi’s encouragement) of the Japanese Soto Zen liturgy Kan Ro Mon; Ro actually, literally means dew. But in the Buddhist sense, it has the same feeling as “nectar.” Gate of Sweet Nectar—so it’s a special kind of “dew” that helps you to realize the oneness of life—that is to appreciate your spouse. And Mon just means a...

read more

How Richard Gere and Bernie Glassman Offer Solutions for the Homeless

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 10 comments

How Richard Gere and Bernie Glassman Offer Solutions for the Homeless

Written by Michaela Haas for Huffington Post, September 21, 2015. One winter day I got stuck with Richard Gere in Kathmandu, Nepal. He was traveling with friends of mine, and a snowstorm grounded their plane to Bhutan. We spent a delightful day in Kathmandu, exploring the local art shops. While he gracefully accepted the wishes of enthusiastic fans to give autographs, he talked about his hope that maybe Bhutan would be the one place on earth where he could travel incognito. Television was still a novelty in the tiny Himalayan kingdom, so he...

read more

ZPO August 2015 Newsletter

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in ZPO Newsletters | 0 comments

ZPO August 2015 Newsletter

This past August, the Lakota Nation has generously hosted the Zen Peacemaker Order and participants from Mexico, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the US to Bear Witness at the Black Hills to the historical genocide of the Native American and its current expression that continue to this day.  The week included a sunrise ceremony each morning, council practice, presentations by men and women Native elders, as well as daily open-stage Bearing Witness sessions, in which participants were invited to share with the audience their...

read more

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 | 2 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...

read more

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...

read more

Andrzej Getsugen Krajewski Received Inka on Aug 4, 2015

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

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