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

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.

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Sept. 12-14, 2014, Creating a Compassionate World: The Power of One Conference at the Garrison Institute, New York

pannavatiVenerable Dr. Pannavati Bhikkhuni has long been known as an active advocate of “getting off the pillow”.  This has become known as engaged Buddhism and it is taking many forms and directions. On the weekend of September 12 through 14, 2014, Ven. Pannavati is gathering a few special colleagues to share their thoughts and experience with those drawn to this path.

Through panel presentations and interactive small group sessions, we will receive the wisdom and experience of the following leaders in those fields: Roshi Bernie Glassman, Founder, Zen Peacemakers Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, Founder, Buddhist Global Relief Father John Dear, Jesuit priest and peace advocate Venerable Ani Drubgyuma, Founder, SOCW, former missionar Venerables Pannavati and Pannadipa, Founders of MyPlace and My Gluten Free Bread Company, Co-Abbots of Embracing Simplicity Hermitage The conference will focus on eight areas of mindful social action:

  • Ecologic Sustainability
  • Peace and Reconciliation
  • Education
  • Restorative Justice
  • Gender Equality
  • Social Enterprise
  • Human Trafficking
  • Youth homelessness

There will be an opportunity for participants to present information on their current or intended projects in any of these areas. Mini-grants will be awarded at the conclusion of the conference to further the work of those identified as having the greatest potential.

The weekend is open to the public, and includes a Saturday-only attendance option. To attend the Power of One Conference, either as a weekend resident or a Saturday-only participant, contact the Garrison Institute, (845) 424-4800.

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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Nov 1-2, 2014, Saturday 7pm-9pm, Nov 1 and Sunday 9am-6pm, Nov 2, Creating a Compassionate World, Roshi Bernie Glassman at the Palais de la Femme, Paris, France

Creating a Compassionate World

Roshi Bernie Glassman at the Palais de la Femme

94, rue de Charonne 75011 Paris – Métro Charonne

with S’Éveiller, un Collectif de Bouddhistes Engagés

Saturday 7pm-9pm

The three Zen Peacemaker tenets: Not-Knowing, Bearing Witness, Loving Action.

Questions and answers.

Sunday 9am-6pm

Practicing the 3 tenets : Creating a Compassionate World

Introduction by Bernie. Panel with the founders of S’éveiller – un Collectif de bouddhistes engagés (Waking Up – a group of engaged Buddhists) Michel Dubois, Catherine Éveillard, Emmanuel Ollivier et Éric Rommeluère.

- Connecting with One’s Heart here and now: creating Enlighten Society.

- The ongoing work: Prison work and Restaurative justice

- Inter-religious work

- The experience of the BASE program.

- Working with the disenfranchised with the new tools of “L’Université

- There will be an opportunity for participants to present information on “L’Université du Nous” to generate collective intelligence and decisions making. on their current or intended projects.

Through panel presentations and interactive small group sessions, we will receive the teachings and experience of Roshi Bernie Glassman.

The weekend is open to the public, and includes a Sunday-only attendance option.

To attend, please contact: [email protected]

Nov 6, 2014, Zeugnis ablegen Workshop mit Bernie Glassman, Baden Baden, Germany

Zen-Meister Bernie Glassman wird die Entwicklung nachzeichnen, die ihn von der traditionellen Dharma-Halle auf die verarmten Straßen der Städte führte.

Er wird die Praktiken und Prinzipien erläutern, die er entwickelt hat, in deren Mittelpunkt Dienen als spirituelle Praxis steht, und auf deren Grundlage er große Dienstleistungs-Projekte wie die Greyston Foundation in Yonkers, NY, entwickelt hat.

Er wird die Einsichten, Erkenntnisse und Erfahrungen aufzeigen, die sein Leben beeinflusst haben, und über die von ihm entwickelten Zeugnis-Ablegen-Retreats in Auschwitz-Birkenau und auf den Straßen der Großstädte eingehen sowie einen Ausblick auf die Zukunft sozial engagierter spiritueller Praxis geben.

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Nov 10 – 14, 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.

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January 8-11, 2015, Serving the One: Training in Spiritually-Based Social Action, Greyston, Yonkers, NY

The Zen Peacemakers is sponsoring a training program in spiritually-based social action, led by its Founder, Roshi Bernie Glassman. For many years Bernie has modeled his practice on the words of the 8th century Founder of Shingon Buddhism, Kobo-daishi: You can tell the depths of a person’s enlightenment by how they serve others. Bernie founded the Greyston Mandala in Yonkers, NY and the Zen Peacemakers to provide structures and examples of a path of service to others that is, in and of itself, a powerful tool to awaken to the oneness of life. This program will clarify the spiritual foundations of such a path and how they can be applied to one’s life and work.

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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

June 18-21, 2015, Serving the One: Training in Spiritually-Based Social Action, Greyston, Yonkers, NY

The Zen Peacemakers is sponsoring a training program in spiritually-based social action, led by its Founder, Roshi Bernie Glassman. For many years Bernie has modeled his practice on the words of the 8th century Founder of Shingon Buddhism, Kobo-daishi: You can tell the depths of a person’s enlightenment by how they serve others. Bernie founded the Greyston Mandala in Yonkers, NY and the Zen Peacemakers to provide structures and examples of a path of service to others that is, in and of itself, a powerful tool to awaken to the oneness of life. This program will clarify the spiritual foundations of such a path and how they can be applied to one’s life and work.

…..read more and/or register

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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