Workshops With Bernie Glassman


Bernie is also Available for Speaking Engagements and Workshops thru the Penguin Speaker’s Bureau. Please Contact: Tiffany Tomlin at tiffany.tomlin@us.penguingroup.com 212.366.2518

Apr 14-19, 2014, Rwanda Bearing Witness Retreat., Murambi, Rwanda

April 6, 1994 marked the beginning of the genocide in Rwanda, in which Rwandan Hutus killed over 1 million Rwandan Tutsis over a period of 100 days, at an average rate of over 10,000 people a day.

Twenty years later, in April 2014, Zen Masters Bernie Glassman and Grover Genro Gauntt will go to Rwanda to bear witness to that genocide. You are invited to join them for this Bearing Witness Retreat, sponsored by the Rwandan organization, Memos: Learning From History, the Hudson River Peacemaker Center and the Zen Peacemakers…….read more

Apr 30-May 3, 2014, White Plum Asanga Meeting, Greyston, Yonkers, NY, USA

Fee: $125

This Meeting is limited to White Plum Asanga Members.

The fee includes supper on wed. night (April 30), lunch and dinner on thurs (May 1), lunch and dinner on fri (May 2) and lunch on sat (May 3). It also includes council training by the Ojai Foundation Director of Council Trainers.

The lunch on sat (May 3), a wonderful Indian Buffet, is open to folks not registered for the WPA meeting. This includes people invited by WPA teachers and folks in the Zen Peacemaker Family sanghas,

Fee for the Indian Buffet for those listed above is $35

You can also send checks, payable to Zen Peacemakers, to:

Zen Peacemakers

PO Box 460, Sunderland, MA 01375

 

Schedule:

Wednesday night: bd mtg

Thursday

  • morning session: tour of Greyston
  • lunch at Greyston AIDS cafeteria
  • afternoon session: first council training led by Jared Seide, Director of Facilitator Training, Ojai Foundation

Friday

  • morning session: meet with entire staff (around 160) of Greyston on their Annual Mandala Day Gathering
  • lunch with Greyston Staff at Mandala Day Gathering
  • afternoon session second council training led by Jared Seide, Director of Facilitator Training, Ojai Foundation

Saturday

  • morn session: presentation by Dail Moses-Taylor on Greyston’s Pathmaking Program, final wrapups and service for Maezumi Roshi
  • lunch: buffet Indian lunch at which local members of Zen Peacemakers will also be invited. (optional)

Sally Sonen Kealy will start a list of those attending and whether they want motel housing or wish to stay with sangha members. Sonen will get prices for local motels. Please email her your housing preference of either staying with local sangha, staying at a local motel or staying at your home. Those with more limited funds will be given priority at staying with local sangha.

June 20, 2014: Talk, June 21, 2014: 1-Day Workshop Making Peace: The World As One Body, Sweetwater Zen Center, SD, CA

With talks that are equal parts touching and humorous, Bernie Glassman’s workshop will inspire you to live a life that matters by bearing witness to the wholeness of human experience. Bernie communicates decades of experience in down-to-earth language that connects with people of all backgrounds. As he teaches us to “make the best meal using the ingredients available,” he often includes the ingredients of each workshop: the participants. Starting with the questions of each particular crowd, he crafts a presentation unique to each group. Bernie will ruffle your feathers and send you off ready to take action to create a more compassionate world.

Bernie’s shares insights from:

  • Studying and teaching Zen for over 50 years
  • Leading Bearing Witness Retreats on the streets and Auschwitz
  • Initiating social enterprises and non-profits
  • Clowning in refuge camps
  • Peace work in the Middle East

Contact ZCLA to register for this workshop.

July 19: Evening Talk, July 12, 2014: 1-Day Workshop Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life, Zen Center of LA, LA, CA

With talks that are equal parts touching and humorous, Bernie Glassman’s workshop will inspire you to live a life that matters by bearing witness to the wholeness of human experience. Bernie communicates decades of experience in down-to-earth language that connects with people of all backgrounds. As he teaches us to “make the best meal using the ingredients available,” he often includes the ingredients of each workshop: the participants. Starting with the questions of each particular crowd, he crafts a presentation unique to each group. Bernie will ruffle your feathers and send you off ready to take action to create a more compassionate world.

Bernie’s shares insights from:

  • Studying and teaching Zen for over 50 years
  • Leading Bearing Witness Retreats on the streets and Auschwitz
  • Initiating social enterprises and non-profits
  • Clowning in refuge camps
  • Peace work in the Middle East

Contact ZCLA to register for this workshop.

July 18-20, 2014, Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life, St. Virgil, Salzburg, Austria

The founder of the Zen Peacemakers, Zen Master Bernie Glassman, evolved from a traditional Zen Buddhist monastery-model practice to become a leading proponent of social engagement as spiritual practice. He is internationally recognized as a pioneer of Buddhism in the West and as a founder of Socially Engaged Buddhism and spiritually based Social Enterprise. He has proven to be one of the most creative forces in Western Buddhism, creating new paths, practices, liturgy and organizations to serve the people who fall between the cracks of society. In this workshop Bernie will trace his evolution from the dharma hall to blighted urban streets. He will share the practices and principles he has developed to teach service as spiritual practice and to create sustainable, major service projects, such as the Greyston Foundation in Yonkers, NY. He will share the insights, revelations, personalities and personal experiences that have influenced his life and development. He will present some of his innovations, such as Bearing Witness Retreats, living on urban streets and gathering for a week at Auschwitz-Birkenau. He will talk about the future of socially engaged spiritual practice.

…..read more and/or register

Jul 21, 2014, Zen in the West, Lasalle House, Zug, Switzerland

Jul 22, 2014, Living a Life That Matters, with Eve Myonen Marko, Zurich, Switzerland

How do we live a life of meaning? How do we live with fear, but not be oppressed by fear? How do we live as human beings in all our depth, fullness, and differences, and make of our individual lives an offering—the Supreme Meal—to help everyone? Roshi Bernie Glassman, Founder of the Zen Peacemakers, and Roshi Eve Myonen Marko will address these questions using a talk format as well as questions and answers, and focusing on the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers: Not-knowing, Bearing Witness, and Loving Actions.

Not-knowing, Bearing Witness, Loving Action. These are the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers. On June – Roshi Bernie Glassman, Founder of the Zen Peacemakers, and Roshi Eve Myonen Marko will explore the practice of these Three Tenets in their own lives and in the lives of workshop participants. Together we will examine how the practice of meditation and plunges like Auschwitz, Rwanda, and the streets help us see ourselves as Other and Other as ourselves. We will look at the challenges of Zen practice in the daily lives of lay practitioners with families and careers, and how we use these precious lives to fulfill the vow of the Bodhisattva, the mensch, to free and serve all beings.

Social entrepreneur, activist, businessman, and Zen master, Bernie Glassman is a renowned teacher of social action as Buddhist practice. His wife, Eve Myonen Marko, is a writer, teacher, and activist. Together, the two continue to bear witness to life in all its aspects and colors, and invite everyone to play with them in the infinite fields of the Pure Land.

…..to register

Jul 23-27, 2014, At Play in the Fields of the Pure Land, with Eve Myonen Marko, Felsentor, Rigi, Switzerland

How do we live a life of meaning? How do we live with fear, but not be oppressed by fear? How do we live as human beings in all our depth, fullness, and differences, and make of our individual lives an offering—the Supreme Meal—to help everyone?

Not-knowing, Bearing Witness, Loving Action. These are the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers. On June – Roshi Bernie Glassman, Founder of the Zen Peacemakers, and Roshi Eve Myonen Marko will explore the practice of these Three Tenets in their own lives and in the lives of workshop participants. Together we will examine how the practice of meditation and plunges like Auschwitz, Rwanda, and the streets help us see ourselves as Other and Other as ourselves. We will look at the challenges of Zen practice in the daily lives of lay practitioners with families and careers, and how we use these precious lives to fulfill the vow of the Bodhisattva, the mensch, to free and serve all beings.

Social entrepreneur, activist, businessman, and Zen master, Bernie Glassman is a renowned teacher of social action as Buddhist practice. His wife, Eve Myonen Marko, is a writer, teacher, and activist. Together, the two continue to bear witness to life in all its aspects and colors, and invite everyone to play with them in the infinite fields of the Pure Land.

…..read more and/or register

Aug 22-24, 2014, Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life, Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The founder of the Zen Peacemakers, Zen Master Bernie Glassman, evolved from a traditional Zen Buddhist monastery-model practice to become a leading proponent of social engagement as spiritual practice. He is internationally recognized as a pioneer of Buddhism in the West and as a founder of Socially Engaged Buddhism and spiritually based Social Enterprise. He has proven to be one of the most creative forces in Western Buddhism, creating new paths, practices, liturgy and organizations to serve the people who fall between the cracks of society. In this workshop Bernie will trace his evolution from the dharma hall to blighted urban streets. He will share the practices and principles he has developed to teach service as spiritual practice and to create sustainable, major service projects, such as the Greyston Foundation in Yonkers, NY. He will share the insights, revelations, personalities and personal experiences that have influenced his life and development. He will present some of his innovations, such as Bearing Witness Retreats, living on urban streets and gathering for a week at Auschwitz-Birkenau. He will talk about the future of socially engaged spiritual practice.

…..read more and/or register

Nov 3-7, 2014, Auschwitz Bearing Witness Retreat., Auschwitz/Birkenau, Oswiecim, Poland

Most of each day is spent sitting by the train tracks at Birkenau, both in silence and in chanting the names of the dead. There is time to walk through the vast camps, do vigils inside womens and childrens barracks, and memorial services. Prayer Services from various religious traditions are offered daily. Participants meet daily in small Council groups designed to create a safe place for people to share their inner experiences. The whole group meets in the evenings to bear witness to oneness in diversity. Although Auschwitz, the Place, is the main Teacher for this retreat, experienced Spirit Holders meet, with Bernie Glassman, each day to reflect on the retreat flow, schedule, events and make appropriate modifications if necessary.

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.

…..register

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

Jun 11-12, 2015, 2-Day Workshop Way of Council: Penetrating Deeper, Led by Jared Seide, Greyston, Yonkers, NY

Fee: $500 

Led by Jared Seide, the Director of the Ojai Foundation’s Center for Council Practice.

During this rich 2-day immersion, designed for those who have taken Council Introduction and have had experience facilitating Council, we explore working with challenging situations, conflict, and ‘The Shadow.’

Participation limit: 20

Jun 13-14, 2015, 2-Day Workshop on ZPO 3 Tenets, Greyston, Yonkers, NY

Fee: $500 

Led by Bernie Glassman.

Three Tenets of a Zen Peacemaker

Taking refuge and entering the stream of Engaged Spirituality, I vow to live a life of:

  • Not-knowing, thereby giving up fixed ideas about ourselves and the universe
  • Bearing witness to the joy and suffering of the world
  • Loving actions towards ourselves and others

Nov 7-8, 2015, 2-Day Workshop on ZPO 3 Tenets at Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland

Fee: $500 

Led by Bernie Glassman

 

Nov 9-13, 2015, Auschwitz Bearing Witness Retreat., Auschwitz/Birkenau, Oswiecim, Poland

Most of each day is spent sitting by the train tracks at Birkenau, both in silence and in chanting the names of the dead. There is time to walk through the vast camps, do vigils inside womens and childrens barracks, and memorial services. Prayer Services from various religious traditions are offered daily. Participants meet daily in small Council groups designed to create a safe place for people to share their inner experiences. The whole group meets in the evenings to bear witness to oneness in diversity. Although Auschwitz, the Place, is the main Teacher for this retreat, experienced Spirit Holders meet, with Bernie Glassman, each day to reflect on the retreat flow, schedule, events and make appropriate modifications if necessary.

Nov 14, 2015, 1-Day Workshop on How 3 ZPO Tenets Were Manifested or Not-Manifested at Auschwitz Retreat, Krakow, Poland

Fee: $250 

Led by Bernie Glassman

 

 

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4/18/2014