Workshops With Bernie Glassman


Bernie is also Available for Speaking Engagements and Workshops thru the Penguin Speaker’s Bureau. Please Contact: Elaine Trevorrow, email or by phone at 212.366.2258

Dec 15-18, 2014, Living a Life that Matters, Sivananda Ashram, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

How do we live a meaningful life? In their own special and engaging way, Roshi Bernie Glassman and Roshi Eve Myonen Marko will share their experiences of living the life of a homeless person during street retreats and other social activism projects, such as the Bearing Witness project. Through spiritual teachings, personal stories, and a good dose of humor, these two distinguished and charismatic spiritual leaders will inspire you to take action and make your life matter to you and to others.

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Mar 5-8, 2015, Living a Life that Matters and a Zen Peacemakers Gathering, Sivananda Ashram, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

Apr 25-26, 2015, Through the Gate of Sweet Nectar: Learning the Heart Liturgy of Feeding the Hungry Spirits, Zen Center of Los Angeles, LA, California

egyoku_nakaoLed by Roshi’s Bernie Glassman and Wendy Egyoku Nakao

This weekend program explores the power of this rare and beautiful liturgy that invites all suffering spirits into the mandala of our practice. It is about serving all beings, not separating ourselves from suffering, our own or others, and then feeding the hungry spirits of suffering, both inner and outer, in order to bring them to peace. The ceremony invites the Five Great Buddhas to be present as we open our lives to the truth of suffering. Not coming to terms with the reality of suffering, arising from greed, hatred, and delusion, we are unable to fulfill our fundamental vow of saving all beings from suffering.

The foundation of the Gate of Sweet Nectar ceremony is based on Ananda’s deep connection with his mother, and his great suffering in relation to her trials in her afterlife. Ananda, according to lore, then went to the Buddha to see if there was anything he could do to help his mother. The Gate of Sweet Nectar was the Buddha’s gift to Ananda.

The ceremony is a profound plea that goes to the root of Buddhism itself, which is to save all sentient beings, understanding that we are all the Buddha and we are all suffer. It is through this acknowledgement that all hungry spirits are liberated.

We will explore the meaning and making of this powerful liturgy with Roshi’s Bernie Glassman and Wendy Egyoku Nakao. We will learn the liturgy, its history and enact it, as this is the core liturgy of the Zen Peacemaker Order, done at Auschwitz, Rwanda, and places of great suffering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLx0Dtuxj-k

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May 16-17, 2015, Through the Gate of Sweet Nectar: Learning the Heart Liturgy of Feeding the Hungry Spirits, Zen Sangha, Gent, Belgium

Led by Roshi’s Bernie Glassman and Eve Marko

This weekend program explores the power of this rare and beautiful liturgy that invites all suffering spirits into the mandala of our practice. It is about serving all beings, not separating ourselves from suffering, our own or others, and then feeding the hungry spirits of suffering, both inner and outer, in order to bring them to peace. The ceremony invites the Five Great Buddhas to be present as we open our lives to the truth of suffering. Not coming to terms with the reality of suffering, arising from greed, hatred, and delusion, we are unable to fulfill our fundamental vow of saving all beings from suffering.

The foundation of the Gate of Sweet Nectar ceremony is based on Ananda’s deep connection with his mother, and his great suffering in relation to her trials in her afterlife. Ananda, according to lore, then went to the Buddha to see if there was anything he could do to help his mother. The Gate of Sweet Nectar was the Buddha’s gift to Ananda.

The ceremony is a profound plea that goes to the root of Buddhism itself, which is to save all sentient beings, understanding that we are all the Buddha and we are all suffer. It is through this acknowledgement that all hungry spirits are liberated.

We will explore the meaning and making of this powerful liturgy with Roshi’s Bernie Glassman and Eve Marko. We will learn the liturgy, its history and enact it, as this is the core liturgy of the Zen Peacemaker Order, done at Auschwitz, Rwanda, and places of great suffering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLx0Dtuxj-k

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Aug 21-23 , 2015, Through the Gate of Sweet Nectar: Learning the Heart Liturgy of Feeding the Hungry Spirits, Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Led by Roshi’s Bernie Glassman and Joan Halifax

joan_halifaxThis weekend program explores the power of this rare and beautiful liturgy that invites all suffering spirits into the mandala of our practice. It is about serving all beings, not separating ourselves from suffering, our own or others, and then feeding the hungry spirits of suffering, both inner and outer, in order to bring them to peace. The ceremony invites the Five Great Buddhas to be present as we open our lives to the truth of suffering. Not coming to terms with the reality of suffering, arising from greed, hatred, and delusion, we are unable to fulfill our fundamental vow of saving all beings from suffering.

The foundation of the Gate of Sweet Nectar ceremony is based on Ananda’s deep connection with his mother, and his great suffering in relation to her trials in her afterlife. Ananda, according to lore, then went to the Buddha to see if there was anything he could do to help his mother. The Gate of Sweet Nectar was the Buddha’s gift to Ananda.

The ceremony is a profound plea that goes to the root of Buddhism itself, which is to save all sentient beings, understanding that we are all the Buddha and we are all suffer. It is through this acknowledgement that all hungry spirits are liberated.

We will explore the meaning and making of this powerful liturgy with Roshi’s Bernie Glassman, Enkyo O’Hara, and Joan Halifax. We will learn the liturgy, its history and enact it, as this is the core liturgy of the Zen Peacemaker Order, done at Auschwitz, Rwanda, and places of great suffering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLx0Dtuxj-k

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Bernie is Available for Speaking Engagements and Workshops thru the Penguin Speaker’s Bureau. Please Contact: Elaine Trevorrow, email or by phone at 212.366.2258

October 16–Sunday, October 19, 2014, Radical Compassion Symposium, Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Join us for a gathering of international thinkers, contemplatives, scientists, and activists focused on one of the most dynamic and important topics of our time: compassion. Living with an open heart, meeting the world as it is, and cultivating compassion in action—these are some of the themes of this weekend for contemplative practitioners, academics, helping professionals, non-profit, business and emerging leaders, and anyone interested in contributing to a kinder world.

Presenters include Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Joanna Macy, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Bernie Glassman Roshi, Noah Levine, Vincent Harding, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Bernard Amadei, Marc Bekoff, Adam Bucko, Christine Caldwell, Arawana Hayashi, Karen Kissel Wegela, Judy Lief, Melissa Michaels, Susan Skjei, Judith Simmer-Brown, Anne Waldman, and more.

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