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Zen Peacemakers

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About Us

Founded by Zen Master Bernie Glassman, our mission is to realize our oneness and relieve suffering through contemplative social action through the practice of our Three Tenets: Not-Knowing, Bearing Witness, and Taking Action

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What We Do

Community Events

At Zen Peacemakers we offer a variety of virtual and in-person events. As part of our community, you will have access to these free events including Peacemaker Circles, Peacemaker Chats, Affiliate events, and more for free.

Core Trainings

As part of our efforts to make Zen Peacemakers accessible and valuable to all, we have recently launched Core Trainings. These trainings encompass knowledge about Council Practice, the Three Tenets, Meditation, our History, and more.

Taking Action

Taking Action: that arises from Not-Knowing and Bearing Witness

The underlying intention is that the action that arises be a caring action, which serves everyone and everything, including yourself, in the whole situation.

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Bearing Witness Retreats

Our Bearing Witness Retreats rely on our Three Tenets and take place in locations where deep human trauma occurred and where healing is endlessly needed. Our intention is to contribute to the healing of these places with our Retreats. Click below for details on our three Annual Retreats.

Zen Peacemaker Order

ZPO is dedicated to training those living a life of commitment, aligned with the principles of  Zen Peacemakers and the Three Tenets. To Find out more, click below.

The Three Tenets

The Tenets: Not-Knowing, Bearing Witness, and Taking Action lay the foundation for everything we strive to accomplish in our community. To learn more about how we utilize the Three Tenets within our practices click below.

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I can write again – It becomes concrete

08. Nov 2023 Bernie Glassman and Zen Peacemakers/The deep meaning of begging for malas/street retreats In 2007 I must have heard about Zen Peacemakers, probably

A Pilgrimage to Rüdesheim

Eine Pilgerfahrt zu Hildegard von Bingen rund um meinen Geburtstag: 13.-15.4.2023 von Monika Winkelmann | 20. Aug 2023 | 0 Kommentare   Die Heilige Hildegard von Bingen – Erste Deutsche

Everything is Practice

Dharma Talk 24/07/23 – Richard Warner For the Dharma talk this week I wanted to take up a phrase teacher Richard Herps used in his

Slow Walking

Camino de Santiago, Astorga, Spain (26.06.2023) On pilgrimage, on walkabout, the destination isn’t really the point. There’s no goal. It’s a conversation with the land,

Fury & Faith

Fury & Faith by Amanda Gorman You will be told this is not a problem, Not your problem. You will be told now is not the time

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