Zen Peacemakers, inc., as founded by Bernie Glassman, is the home of engaged Buddhism based on the Three Tenets – Not Knowing, Bearing witness and Taking Action. With these three simple principles, Zen Peacemakers has borne witness and engaged today’s most challenging social issues. 2017 promises new global social, ecological and ultimately spiritual challenges. Zen Peacemakers is committed to engage them and we invite you to help.
Click on the button below to make a donation to Zen Peacemakers or to Bernie’s Recovery Fund
DONATING TO ZEN PEACEMAKERS TODAY WILL CONTRIBUTE TO:
- A week of service on an Indian reservation building homes for local residents. Goal $17,000 – covering construction materials and administration. Other programs in planning.
- CARE FOR ROSHI BERNIE GLASSMAN– including a special physiotherapy treatment. Goal $14,000
- EXPAND OUR OPERATIONS, outreach and programs including the international Zen Peacemaker Order
- EXPAND ZP STAFF – To coordinate, manage and support ZP’s expanding projects
* * * HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WORK IN 2016 * * *
“We had the honor of working on a house that will be the home of a local man. The conversations, the companionship of the people from Simply Smiles, a chance to talk with the future-owner of the home and get his perspective on the Res, and the satisfaction of contributing to such a worthwhile project filled our hearts.” — Plunge Participant
“I came quite “not knowing” and plunged into one the most meaningful experiences in my life. I felt cared for, safe and guided through this week with enough flexibility to find my own pace during the week. I totally felt as part of a compassionate community and I am deeply thankful for all these moments of deep humanity and loving kindness.” 2016 Retreat Participants.
Roshi Bernie Glassman is Zen Peacemakers Inc. Founder and spiritual director. This year was marked by Bernie’s severe stroke in January, which provided new challenges to his close family, caregivers, and to Zen Peacemakers. Countless supporters helped us give Bernie the treatments he needed for his recovery. Please help us meet his needs’ goal for 2017. In particular, we are gathering funds for a $14,000 treatment developed by world-renowned neuroscientist Edward Taub. Bernie has undergone one such treatment in October 2016 concentrating on his right leg. This treatment was instrumental in helping him travel and participate in the 2016 Zen Peacemakers Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat. This next 2-week treatment will concentrate on his right arm, and this amount will cover the treatment, his travel and compensation for an accompanying caregiver.
You may request your donation to go a particular goal. Please indicate the goal you wish to contribute to in the comment line or on the check.
Other ways to donate:
- Send a check to Zen Peacemakers, POBOX 294, Montague MA 01351
- Call 413.367.4090 and leave your card details or request a call back from our staff.
Zen Peacemakers, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit religious organization.
Thank you for your support of Zen Peacemakers in 2017. Together we aim to contribute to the peace of the world, its peoples and our planet, by inspiring, supporting and mobilizing. Please join us.
Rami Efal, Executive Director