ZPO Training Groups

The Zen Peacemaker Order has Training Groups. They consist of Zen Centers, Circles and Social Enterprises. They are all independently governed but share practices defined by the ZPO Governance Circles.

The requirements for Training Groups in the Zen Peacemaker Order are:

  1. Undertake The Three Tenets as a core practice.
  2. Encourage Social Action by individual Members of the group.
  3. Offer at least one training in The Core Practices open to any ZPO member.
  4. Honor the ZPO Grievance Procedure unless the Group has its own Procedure.
  5. Honor the ZPO Code of Ethical Conduct unless the Group has its own Procedure.
  6. List ZPO Training Center on the Group’s website and provide a link to the ZPO website.
  7. Disseminate information on the ZPO to the group’s  members.
  8. Maintain an active relationship of support, partnership and collaboration with the Regional ZPO Circle.
  9. Maintain an active relationship of support, partnership and collaboration with other ZPO training groups, local and beyond.
  10. Becoming a ZPO Training Group does not mean that the individual members of the local center are automatically ZPO Members.
  11. Provide to ZP’s Executive Director information about trainings and activities to share with the larger ZPO and ZP community.
  12. The center will offer to non-local ZPO Members the same prices on retreats and workshops as to a local sangha members (to encourage visiting and cross-pollination between ZPO Training Groups and ZPO Members.)
  13. There is no Fee to become a ZPO Training Center.

 

The ZPO is asking every Individual ZPO Member to take trainings from the ZPO Training Groups. These trainings are listed below with the Training Groups contact information that are offering the various trainings.

The list of Training Groups by location has been sorted in this order: continent, country, state, city, and Training Center name.

Read here if you run a training center and you would like to inquire about becoming a ZPO Training Group.

Training Groups Giving Discounted Program Fees to ZPO Members (same fees as they give to their sangha members.)

 

USA

Village Zendo, New York City, NYC Website

Howling Dragon, Sunderland, MA Website

Hudson River Peacemaker Community, Yonkers, NY Website

Blue Mountain Lotus Society, Harrisburg, PA, Website

ZLMC, Zen Life and Meditation Center, Chicago, IL Website

 

EUROPE

Zen Sangha, Gent, Belgium Website

Zen Peacemakers Wuerzburg,Würzburg Germany, Website

Dana Sangha, Paris, France Website

Spiegel Sangha, Zurich, Bern Website

More details on these Training Groups found below.

 

Australia and Oceanic Region

Australia

New Zealand

Wellington

Zen Peacemakers Aotearoa, Website, Spiritual Director: Rosalind Jiko McIntosh: Bio Member Type: , Contact Person: Rosalind Jiko McIntosh, email Social Engagement:

Europe

 

Belgium

Gent

Zen Sangha, Website, Gent Belgium, Spiritual Director: Sensei Frank De Waele, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Sensei Frank De Waele, email Social Engagement: Bearing Witness Retreats, Contemplative Care, Interfaith

 

 

 

France

Montreuil

gennoDana Sangha, Website, Spiritual Director: Roshi Catherine Genno Pages Contact Person: Sensei Michel Dubois, email

 

 

 

 

Paris

Zen – Voie du Cœur

Contact Person: Sensei Michel Dubois, email Social Engagement:  Homelessness, Food, Prison

 

Germany

Aachen

Bambushain, Website, Aachen Germany, Spiritual Director: Dharma Holder Paul Shoju Schwerdt , Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Dr. Eva M. Neumann, email Social Engagement:

 

 

 

Würzburg

Zen Peacemakers Wuerzburg, Website, Würzburg Germany, Spiritual Director: Zen Lehrer Cornelius von Collande , Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Zen Lehrer Cornelius von Collande, email Social Engagement: Immigration, Refugee Work

 

 

 

Netherlands

Groningen

IreneBakkerZen Spirit , Website, Spiritual Director: Sensei Irène Kaigetsu Bakker, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Sensei Irène Kaigetsu Bakker, email Social Engagement: Contemplative Care, Prison Work

 

Virtual

Zen Peacemakers Sangha: Lage Landen, Website, Gent Belgium, Spiritual Director: Sensei Frank De Waele, Bio Member Type: Virtual, Contact Person: Petra Hubbeling, email Social Engagement: Bearing Witness Retreats, Contemplative Care, Environment, Interfaith, Homelessness, Prison Work

 

Poland

Warsaw

Polish Peacemakers , Website, Spiritual Director: Roshi Andrzej Getsugen Krajewski, Bio Member Type: Association, Contact Person: Agnieszka Poliszuk, email Social Engagement: Education, Prison Work, Social Entrepreneurship,

 

 

Switzerland

Spiegel

Spiegel Sangha, Website, Spiritual Directors: Sensei Barbara Salaam Wegmüller, Bio and Sensei Roland Yakushi Wegmüller, Bio Member Type: Zen Group, Contact Person: Sensei Barbara Salaam Wegmüller, email Social Engagement: Contemplative Care, Immigration, Refugee Work, Women’s Issues,

North America

USA, California

Los Angeles, CA

Zen Center of Los Angeles, Website, Spiritual Director: Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Wendy Egyoku Nakao, email Social Engagement: Prison Work

 

 

National City, CA

Sweetwater Zen Center, Website, Spiritual Director: Roshi Anne Seisen Saunders, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Roshi Anne Seisen Saunders, email Social Engagement: Immigration, Prison Work

 

 

 

Reseda, CA

Center for Council, Website, Director: Jared Seide, Bio Member Type: Enterprise, Contact Person: Jared Seide, email Social Engagement: Prison Work

 

USA, Colorado

Lafayette, CO

Great Mountain Zen Center, Website, Spiritual Director: Roshi Gerry Shishin Wick, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Roshi Gerry Shishin Wick, email Social Engagement: Contemplative Care

 

USA, Illinois

Chicago, IL

ZLMC, Zen Life and Meditation Center, Chicago, IL Website

Spiritual Directors: Roshi Robert Althouse & Sensei June Tanoue

Member Type: Zen Center, Contact: (708)689-1220, [email protected] Social Engagement: Urban

USA, Massachusetts

Leverett, MA

Green River Zen Center, Website, Spiritual Director: Roshi Eve Myonen Marko, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Eve Myonen Marko, email Social Engagement: Hunger

 

 

 

Greenfield, MA

Unity Tables, Website, Director: Ari Pliskin, Bio Member Type: Unity Tables, Contact Person: Ari Pliskin, email

 

 

 

 

Montague, MA

Zen Peacemakers, Website, Founder: Bernie Glassman, Bio Member Type: Virtual Organization, Contact Person: Rami Efal email Social Engagement: Bearing Witness Retreats, Zen Peacemaker Order

 

 

 

Sunderland, MA

Howling Dragon, Website, Spiritual Director: Sensei Jim Daikan Bastien, Bio Member Type: Zen Social Service Group, Contact Person: Sensei Jim Daikan Bastien, email Social Engagement: Contemplative Care

 

 

 

 

USA, New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM

Upaya Zen Center, Website, Spiritual Director: Roshi Joan Jiko Halifax, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Joshin Brian Byrnes, email Social Engagement: Chaplaincy, Contemplative Care, Environment, Homelessness, Prison Work,

 

 

USA, New York

City Island, NY

Hudson River Peacemaker Center/HOOP, Website, Spiritual Director: Sensei Francisco “Paco” Genkoji Lugoviña, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Sensei Francisco “Paco” Genkoji Lugoviña, email Social Engagement: Education, Social Entrepreneurship,

 

New York, NY

Village Zendo, Website, Spiritual Director: Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Anne Tierney, email Social Engagement: Contemplative Care, Gender and Sexuality, Handicapped, Prison Work, Racism and Diversity, Women’s Issues, Work and Livelihood

 

 

Sagaponack, NY

Ocean Zendo, Website, Spiritual Director: Sensei Michel Engu Dobbs, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Sensei Michel Engu Dobbs, email Social Engagement: Prison Work

 

 

 

 

Staten Island, NY

Zen Community of Staten Island, Website, Spiritual Director: Sensei Ken Tetsuji Byalin, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Sensei Ken Tetsuji Byalin, email Social Engagement: Education, Handicapped

 

 

Yonkers, NY

Greyston Foundation, Spiritual Director: Zen Master Bernie Glassman, Bio Member Type: Social Enterprise, Contact Person: Dail Moses-Taylor, email Social Engagement: Contemplative Care, Environment, Homelessness, Inner-City, Racism and Diversity, Social Entrepreneurship, Work and Livelihood,

 

 

Yonkers, NY

Hudson River Peacemaker Community, Website, Spiritual Director: Roshi Grover Genro Gauntt, Bio, Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Roshi Grover Genro Gauntt, email Social Engagement: Bearing Witness Retreats, Native Americans, War, Violence, Conflict, and Nonviolence,

USA, North Carolina

 

USA, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA

Blue Mountain Lotus Society, Website, Spiritual Director: Sensei Anthony Hito Stultz, Bio Member Type: Buddhist Community, Contact Person: Sensei Anthony Hito Stultz, email Social Engagement: Contemplative Care, Education, Interfaith, Prison Work

 

USA, Wisconson

Monroe, Wisconsin

Myoshinji Temple, Website, Spiritual Director: Roshi Susan Myoyu Andersen, Bio Member Type: Zen Center, Contact Person: Roshi Susan Myoyu Andersen, email