Report from Rwanda: Loving Action Arising

Report by Jared Seide, Director, Center for Council, on leaving Rwanda after training Rwandans to be Council Facilitators for the upcoming Rwandan Bearing Witness Retreat in April 2014. This journey has been amazing, emotional, powerful, heartbreaking, connected, overwhelming, impossible, beautiful. I will detail the events in a more comprehensive report; for now I want...

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Launching Elder Fund for Bernie Glassman

On the streets, At Refugee Camp in Chiapas, Auschwitz Interfaith Ceremony, Riverdale NY 1982 Donate to the Elder Fund In honor of Bernie’s 75th Birthday and the work he has done, Zen Peacemakers has established an Elder Fund to sustain Bernie and Eve when Bernie can no longer maintain his schedule of retreats and workshops and the related income ends. A leader among the...

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In Memoriam: Bhante Suhita Dharma

From San Francisco Zen Center Blog As we will be chanting the Great Compassionate Mind Dharani in a memorial service next week acknowledging Venerable Bhante Suhita Dharma’s passing, we thought to offer this article written by Lee Lipp for the Windbell, a publication of San Francisco Zen Center. Here are some excerpts from the article in Windbell’s Summer 2001 edition...

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ZPO Bearing Witness Training Program

Bernie Glassman Leads a Training Program That Begins November 8, 2014 Fee until January 31, 2014: $4500 Fee after January 31, 2014 will be $5000   Zen Peacemaker Order Bearing Witness Training Program The Zen Peacemaker Order has initiated a training program for those interested in training in Bearing Witness. The program begins with a one-day workshop led by Jared...

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Peter Matthiessen to Publish New Novel

Peter Matthiessen, a National Book Award winner, Zen teacher, in the Zen Peacemakers tradition, and a founder of The Paris Review, has written a new novel, his publisher said on Tuesday. Roshi Matthiessen, a renowned writer of fiction and nonfiction, said in a statement that “at age 86, it may be my last word.” The book, “In Paradise,” is the story of a group that comes...

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The Dude and the Zen Master receives Award

Guys Choice gives out Awards in various categories at their Annual Event in Los Angeles. This year the Outstanding Literary Achievement Award went to The Dude and the Zen Master. In their words, “We blazed through these books and we think you will too. But was it the Dude or Willie who dropped more ounces of enlightenment through their Outstanding Literary...

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4/18/2014