Gathering of Zen Peacemakers Family

March 5-8, 2015


Imagine this: Rolling waves, laughter, healthy food, yoga, relaxation, connection and friendship!  As well as evening Satsang (Indian term for dialogue between Teacher and Student) with Roshi Bernie And Roshi Eve.

To those interested in learning more about the Zen Peacemakers Family and the Zen Peacemaker Order please join us in a wonderful setting to share, study, do yoga, relax and swim in the Caribbean.

We are planning a Gathering at the Sivananda Ashram on Paradise Island ( on March 5-8, 2015. You and your family are invited.

The 83-affiliate Zen Peacemakers Family includes communities started by successors of Bernie Glassman, communities started by their successors and also spiritual groups from other lineages and traditions who want to find affinity in their commitment to social action. Within the ZP Family, a Zen Peacemaker Order was envisioned by Bernie Glassman in 1994 and formed in 1995.

There is a limit of 185 in housing although the higher end housing is limited and will go quickly.

Please submit the Registration Form posted below in the toggle “Registration Form and Payment Methods.” See the various rate structures below in the toggle “Rates.”You may also register now thru the Zen Peacemaker office by calling Laurie Smith at 1-(413) 367-5278 or by email.  She will help you walk thru the various options.

Link here to take a virtual tour of the Ashram.

Description of Gathering

treesBesides relaxing in the sun and swimming in the ocean, there will be a variety of offerings. Yoga is offered several times per day. There is an evening meditation, kirtan and satsung every day. Roshis Bernie Glassman and Eve Myonen Marko will be giving the satsung (discussions.)

Every day there will be breakout groups to discuss the Zen Peacemaker Family and the Zen Peacemaker Order. These discussions will include ways to hook up with either the Family, the Order or both.



Luxurious air-conditioned beachfront suites are furnished with two double beds. Includes a private bathroom with tub and shower, a kitchenette (no stove), and a large balcony with a breathtaking view of the ocean. These villas are available for reservations of two or more persons only.


These shared rooms with a private bathroom maintain the ashram’s simple design aesthetic while allowing you to relax in air-conditioned comfort. Please note that if you register to a double room by yourself, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to you.


Single rooms are situated in various locations around the ashram. The layout and size of the rooms vary slightly. Shared bathrooms with showers are nearby. A limited number of single rooms are available with air conditioning.


Fall asleep to the soothing sound of waves crashing on the shore and wake up to the gentle ocean breeze. Our beach front huts feature 2 single beds and provide a sensational view of the Atlantic Ocean.


Garden view double rooms are situated in lush garden locations around the ashram and feature two single beds or one double bed for couples. If you wish to have a room with a double bed, please specificy when making your reservations.


Single-gender dormitories are furnished with 3-4 beds and are available in various locations around the ashram. Their simplicity provides a perfect blend of comfort and serenity. These shared rooms with shared bathrooms allow you to experience ashram life with others. Bedding and towels are provided. You will be assigned a roommate if you register alone. One 8-bed room is available as well; please check availability with Zen Peacemakers office.


Enjoy the outdoor camping experience – the all-inclusive way! Tent huts are 10’ x 10’ straight-wall tents, comfortably furnished with a single or double bed, a nightstand, closet and a bedside lamp. Electricity is also provided in the tent, allowing you the privacy and amenities of a single room, with an outdoor flare.


Pitch your tent near the beach, the bay, or amongst the palm trees in the garden and create your own private space in the ashram. Bring your own tent, camping gear, mattress, bedding and towels.

You are welcome to bring a tent up to a size of 10’X10′. Please note that no camping equipment or linens are provided.

Fees, Registration Form and Payment Methods

Fees (Includes Room and Board, Taxes and Program Fees)

Fees include two full meals a day (brunch and dinner). The rates below are per person, per night and are listed in US dollars.

Availability numbers are as of May 7, 2014.

1 – 6 nights 7 – 13 nights 14 – 20 nights 21 nights or more
Tent Space 40 tents  $104.90  $99.40  $96.10  $92.80
Tent Hut 40 available, double beds  $115.90  $110.40  $106.00  $102.70
Dormitory (3-4 beds) 28 spaces available  $121.40  $114.80  $110.40  $107.10
Garden View Double 9 rooms, 18 people  $132.40  $125.80  $120.30  $115.90
Beach Front Double 11 rooms, 22 people  $144.50  $135.70  $129.10  $124.70
Single Room 17 rooms, 17 people  $152.20  $143.40  $136.80  $131.30
Single Room with Air Conditioning 17 rooms, 17 people  $162.20  $153.40  $146.80  $141.30
Bay View Double with Private Bathroom 11 rooms, 22 people  $156.60  $147.80  $140.10  $134.60
Beachfront Deluxe with Two Double Beds, Private Bathroom, and Air Conditioning 6 rooms, fully registered  $178.70  $167.70  $161.10  $155.60



Payment Methods

After confirming Your Price with Laurie, (413) 367-5278, you can either give her your credit card information, or send a check made payable to Zen Peacemakers, PO Box 460, Sunderland, MA 01375 attention ZP Gathering.

You can also  fill in Your Price from the Registration Form in the blank space below, labelled “Your Price” and click on the button Add to Cart for online payment. 

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Airport Information

Fly directly to Nassau International Airport (please contact your local Bahamian Consulate to verify if you require a visa to enter the Bahamas). After collecting your luggage and passing through customs, call the Yoga Retreat at 363-2902 to let us know that you are on your way. Take a taxi to our dock, located at Elizabeth on Bay Marketplace and Marina. Click here for an arrival map to the dock.

Our boat will pick you up from the dock (in accordance with boat schedule during day time, and upon your arrival for late night arrival) and bring you to the Yoga Retreat (an easy five-minute boat ride).

The boat schedule is as follows:

Yoga Dock Nassau

7:40 am 7:45 am 10:30 am 10:35 am 11:00 am 11:05 am 12 Noon 12:05 pm 1:00 pm 1:05 pm 2:00 pm 2:05 pm 3:00 pm 3:05 pm 3:35 pm 3:40 pm 6:30 pm 6:35 pm 7:15 pm 7:20 pm

A boat will also be scheduled, as needed, for visitors attending evening satsang. We look forward to greeting you at the Ashram!

Cancellation Policy

If the workshop is canceled by the Zen Peacemakers, registrants will receive full refunds of the paid registration fees. No refunds can be made for lodging, airfare or any other expenses related to attending the workshop.

If a registration is canceled by the participant more than one month (31 days) prior to the Gathering start date, all but $100 of the paid fees will be refunded.

If you cancel 15-30 days before the start date of the Gathering, you will receive all but $300 of your fee.

Fees are non refundable if a registration is cancelled by the participant within two weeks (14 days) of the start date of the Gathering.

All refunds will be processed within 60 days of notification of cancellation.

For more information, please contact Laurie Smith at 1-(413) 367-5278 or by email