NOT KNOWING

thereby giving up fixed ideas about ourselves and the universe



BEARING WITNESS

to the joy and suffering of the world



TAKING ACTION

that arises from Not-Knowing and Bearing Witness



SOCIAL ACTION REDEFINED.

OUR MISSION is to support, inspire, train and mobilize a world-wide movement of members and affiliates conducting humanitarian, peace-building, social and civic action based on the Zen Peacemakers’ Three Tenets: Not Knowing, Bearing Witness and Taking Action.






MEET. COLLABORATE. SUPPORT. TRAIN. LEARN. PARTICIPATE. ORGANIZE. MOBILIZE.


JOIN.



BECOME A MEMBER OR AFFILIATE TODAY AND ENTER A GLOBAL COMMUNITY. Benefit from our dedicated online membership platform where you can connect, learn from, collaborate and organize with members around the world; or create an affiliate group and benefit from a unique platform and outreach package designed to help you attract participants, members or collaborators to your projects.


“The whole Zen Peacemakers International community has been an extremely helpful– a crucial resource as I was setting up this retreat. I had so much support through our online groups, emails and meetings. It really changed everything. “

 — Mikko Rakushin Ijäs, Finland
Member, organizer of Helsinki Street Retreat 2017



PLUNGE.


GO ON OUR BEARING WITNESS AND SERVICE PROGRAMS. Originally conceived by Zen Peacemakers and rooted in the Three Tenets, these unique events bear witness to specific and collective expressions of human suffering. Sensitive to the nuances of the cultures and geographic locations in which they take place, bearing witness programs reveal the universality of human experience — our interconnection.





EXPLORE.


READ THE ZEN PEACEMAKERS JOURNAL — Our online publication features fresh, original content written and curated by our staff.  It covers dharma talks and reflections from our leaders as well as the creative and exciting actions with which we and our members bring the Three Tenets to life around the world to address Climate Change, Refugees, Homelessness, Gender/Racial/Religious discrimination and the many other needs of today.


Explore the map below for posts





APPRECIATE.


We are continuing a long, spiritually-based, cutting-edge, socially-innovative legacy, co-founded by Zen Masters Bernie Glassman and Sandra Holmes, and developed by diverse and vibrant leaders around the world.





GIVE.

Make a donation and support our global movement today.



We are proudly sponsored by:

The A&A Fund / USA

The Morse Family Foundation / USA

RSF Social Finance / USA

Peacemaker Gemeinschaft Schweiz & Guerilla Yoga Bern / Switzerland

The Segal Foundation / USA

The Fellowship in Prayer Charitable Foundation / USA




“When we see the world as one body, it’s obvious that we heal everyone at the same time that we heal ourselves, for there are no ‘others’.”

– Bernie Glassman, Co-founder of Zen Peacemakers