Choose among being a:
Focus Affiliate – centering around a particular topic (i.e. Refugees, Climate Change)
Regional Affiliate – centering around serving the members in a specific geographic region (i.e. Berlin, Germany)
Training Affiliate – affiliating your center providing trainings or special services
Bearing Witness Retreat – centering around a one-of-a-kind bearing witness retreat
A ZPI affiliate will have:
As a ZPI Affiliate Leader you will be able to:
Note about Name of Affiliates:¬†We encourage an affiliate to use a distinct name that does not include ‘Zen Peacemakers’ and to¬†proudly and visibly state (on outreach, media etc.) that the affiliate and its actions “Are conducted in the spirit of the Zen Peacemakers Three Tenets: Not-Knowing, Bearing Witness and Taking Action.” This way the affiliation is clear, while contributing¬†to the affiliate’s¬†self-empowerment and¬†self-governance.
For more information and to apply, please contact us at¬†[email protected]
A: Zen Peacemakers’ long history has included two main groups of followers: one group of social activists who are inspired by the Three Tenets, and another group of social activists that were were inspired by the Three Tenets and also involved in the Zen Buddhist precepts, study, lineage, ordination and training paths, etc. This latter group was commonly associated with the Zen Peacemaker Order (ZPO). The first group is very large, the second is small.¬† Zen Peacemakers International was created to include and serve both groups, and the relationship between them is currently under development.
A: The Three Tenets are a simple way to live and respond. One may adhere to any or no spiritual path at all. There are many ways to access Not Knowing, whether it be via meditation, prayer, chanting, dance, music-playing – any means that brings one into a space of fresh wonder and brisk openness. Throughout the years Christians, Jews, Muslims, and those of other faiths have been counted among the Zen Peacemakers.