ネイティブアメリカン-禅ピースメーカー ベアリングウィットネス リトリート2023

Wolakota Makasintomni Awachekiyapi

ビックホーン高原のメディスン・ホイール。 ワイオミング州、モンタナ州のローズバッド戦場跡にある


Zen Peacemakersは、1996年以来、アウシュビッツ、ルワンダ、ブラックヒルズで、知らない、証人を務め、行動を起こすという原則に従って、証人の退却を行ってきました。 このプログラムは、この豊かな遺産の継続であり、タートルアイランドの先住民コミュニティに関連して成長するための私たちの献身の一部です。


Zen Peacemaker BearingWitnessRetreatに参加します



Cost for the Plunge is $750.00. Additional donations are encouraged to help cover costs and support. Participants will be responsible for all travel expenses, lodging and meals. Attendees are responsible for travel costs to and from the retreat locations, and all lodging and meal costs. Attendees are also responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

When We Participate in
A Zen Peacemaker Bearing Witness Retreat,

We Participate in a Peacemaking Process

To Bear Witness is to have a strong glimpse into the truth that the life of the other is actually our own life itself, that we are, indeed, one body.

Our Bearing Witness retreats take place in places where deep human trauma occurred and where healing is endlessly needed. With our retreats we intend to contribute to this healing.

To do this we rely on the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers. All aspects of the retreat are founded on these Three Tenets:


letting go of fixed ideas about ourselves, others, and the universe.


to both the joy and the suffering of the world.


that arises from Not-Knowing and Bearing Witness.

These will be our anchors to which we will return throughout each day of the retreat. They are a powerful way to live one’s life and respond to the needs of the world.

While a Bearing Witness Retreat cannot precisely be a Zen Sesshin, we do create a container of intention and awareness we all share the responsibility to maintain. Moving as one, sharing meals, adhering to the schedule, and attending all activities are part of this. Everyone is asked to maintain presence and attention throughout the retreat as each setting allows.

Often, we experience strong emotions and reactions in these places of profound human trauma. Our retreat is designed to support us, with Council practice, meditation periods, prayer sessions, and the presence of senior Spirit Holders who are available to you if you need them. All of us should remain vigilant about how our fellow participants are doing. These reactions can be transformative, and we want to protect the space to fully experience them.

Please prepare to arrive with this spirit in heart and mind.

Refer to the webpage on the Three Tenets to learn more


and contact a retreat leader if you have questions.


Bearing witness retreats often take us to places of deep suffering and even trauma. Participants are encouraged to bear witness not just to certain external and historical events, but also to personal issues of vulnerability and darkness. While the entire staff, including spirit holders, council facilitators, religious leaders and coordinators, tries to create a retreat environment that serves these goals, it is the responsibility of all of us, staff and participants alike, to maintain this environment for the sake of all participants. For this reason I agree to uphold this Code of Ethical Conduct, which is based on principles of trust, integrity, justice, respect and accountability, in order to nurture this bearing witness retreat.

I understand that this retreat provides an opportunity to practice the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers: (1) Not Knowing, (2) Bearing Witness, and (3) Taking Action from Not Knowing and Bearing Witness.

>> Accountability. Maintaining the well-being of the retreat is the mutual responsibility of all participants. I agree to consciously cultivate a space where all voices and opinions are heard, the diversity of individual experiences is affirmed and encouraged, and where all participants feel safe in sharing personal shortcomings and concerns. Clear communication supports taking responsibility for both oneself and the retreat, and is thus an act of service to all participants.

>> Transparency. Transparency is crucial to maintaining balance and harmony. I will speak out on matters that, if left unaddressed, may foster doubt, suspicion or resentment.
Self-Awareness. Knowing that this retreat may be arduous to both mind and body, I will take responsibility for monitoring and caring for myself.

>> Right Speech. Mutual respect manifests when we treat each other with dignity and engage with everyone truthfully and compassionately. Harmony is promoted when I observe right speech: refraining from lies, self-serving talk, slander, or apportioning blame. It also includes proactively and skillfully speaking out in a manner that respects all persons involved. Recognizing the potency of anger, I will practice self-awareness and endeavor to express myself openly and generously, without blame or rejection.

>> Confidentiality. I understand that the retreat includes processes and procedures that may involve the sharing of sensitive personal information, and that this information should be held in confidence as much as possible. This caution particularly applies to staff members. On those occasions when, for the well being of specific individuals, staff members need to consult with each other, such consultations will be maintained in confidence.
Boundaries. I am responsible for clarifying, maintaining and communicating appropriate and clear boundaries with other participants.

>> Sexual Conduct. I acknowledge that sexuality is a highly vulnerable part of human experience, and even more so in retreats that challenge our bodies, minds and hearts. For this reason I will not form a new sexual relationship during the retreat with other retreat participants.

>> Use of Intoxicants. I understand that clarity of mind is a fundamental component of the practice of the three tenets. The use of non-medically prescribed intoxicants during retreats is acceptable only when prescribed by the retreat staff.

>> Practices Outside the Scope of the Retreat. All activities should support the purpose of this retreat as declared in the advertised description. No staff member or leader can give teachings or practices that lie outside its purview. Any doubts or questions about this should be taken to the spirit holders for resolution.

Mitakuye Oyasin —私のすべての関係-はラコタの重要な理解であり、Zen Peacemakersは、ブラックヒルズのラコタや他の先住民族との関係を深め続けることを光栄に思っています。 正式なプログラムは最近始まりましたが、それらはラコタの個人とZenPeacemakerメンバーの間の18年間の関係の成果です。

2015年以来、Zen Peacemakersは、サウスダコタ州のネイティブアメリカンコミュニティと協力して毎年プログラムを実施しています。 これらのプログラムは、ホストと参加者のニーズに応じて毎年異なります。2015年には180人が参加した主要なブラックヒルズベアリングウィットネスリトリート、2016年にはシャイエンリバースー族予約での親密なメンバー主導のプランジとして現れました。 (CRST)、およびモンタナ、ワイオミング、サウスダコタでのCRSTとベアリングウィットネスプランジに関する2017年のサービスの2つのプログラム。

毎年、私たちがホストと築き上げてきた関係に基づいています。 そして、私たちのプログラム参加者は、全国的な服のドライブ、社会正義のコラボレーション、2016年冬のスタンディングロックキャンプでのプレゼンス、ミネソタ州のメンバー主導のベアリングウィットネスリトリートなどのコミュニケーションとアクションを通じて、個々に関係を継続しています。パインリッジの通年のホットハウス、および他の多くの形態。 これらの物語のいくつかは私たちのオンラインで語られていますジャーナル

謙遜、信仰、そして忍耐力を深く蓄えている私たちのラコタの友人たちが道を示します。 私たちは深い耳を傾け、敬意を払い、私たちのすべての関係のために思いやり、信頼、そして幸福の新しい種を植える意図を持って彼らに会います。

このプログラムは、リーダーシップチームによって、禅ピースメーカーの3つの信条の精神に基づいて実施されます。 リーダーによって促進される一連の構造とフレームワークがありますが、私たちが刻々と、そして日々起こっていることを目撃するにつれて、議題はいつでも変わる可能性があることに注意してください。 柔軟性は不可欠です。

このプログラムの意図と精神は、プログラムのファシリテーターによって注意深く微妙に維持されます。 彼らの指示に注意してください。

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