The Gypsy Girl

[box]     The Gypsy Girl   By Roshi Eve Myonen Marko Drawing by Manfred Bockelmann   On the window ledge behind my altar is a charcoal drawing of a Gypsy girl who was killed at Auschwitz/Birkenau, done by the Austrian artist, Manfred Bockelmann. For the past ten years Bockelmann has done charcoal drawings of […]

Bernie’s Training: In the Beginning

Essay By Bernie Glassman Picture by Peter Cunningham I was just doing zen meditation and one day I had an experience in which I felt I lost my mind—and it terrified me. And out of that experience, what came up was I quit Zazen. I quit for a year. I was so terrified by what […]

2016 Bosnia/Herzegovina Retreat Postponed, Process Continues

The Zen Peacemaker Order has decided to continue the peace work process in Bosnia while postponing the retreat to 2017. Please read ahead on some of our reasonings. We at the ZPO are grateful for all those who have contributed, participated and supported this process to date. We are particularly grateful and excited to keep […]

Gate of Sweet Nectar at ZCLA Part 2: Mudras

[box] This talk was given  by Roshis Bernie Glassman and  Egyoku Nakao at their workshop on the Gate of Sweet Nectar liturgy in April 2015 at ZCLA. It was transcribed by Scott Harris. All right, you have a handout with all the mudras. As Bernie mentioned, Michael O’Keefe has been doing these mudras for several decades, […]

Bernie's Rap on the Gate of Sweet Nectar at ZCLA, Part 1

[box] This talk was given at ZCLA at Roshi Bernie Glassman’s workshop on the Gate liturgy in April 2015. It was transcribed by Scott Harris.   We are chanting my translation (with Maezumi Roshi) and adaptation (with Maezumi’s encouragement) of the Japanese Soto Zen liturgy Kan Ro Mon; Ro actually, literally means dew. But in […]

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 3

[box] This is the third and last part of a conversation between Roshis Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao and members of the Zen Center of Los Angeles that took place there on April 23rd 2015. The first part featured Roshi Bernie’s vision, the second part featured Roshi Egyoku’s vision of the Zen Peacemaker Order as expressed at ZCLA and this third part includes […]

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 2

[box] This is the second of a three part conversation between Roshis Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao and members of the Zen Center of Los Angeles that took place there on April 23rd 2015. This part includes Roshi Egyoku’s vision of the Zen Peacemaker Order as expressed at ZCLA. The first part featured Roshi Bernie’s vision, and the third […]

The Zen Peacemaker Order Vision, Part 1 : Bernie's Vision

[box] This is the first of three parts of a conversation between Roshis Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao and members of the Zen Center of Los Angeles that took place there on April 23rd 2015. This first part includes Bernie’s vision of the Zen Peacemaker Order. The second part will feature Roshi Egyoku’s vision for the […]

Andrzej Getsugen Krajewski Received Inka on Aug 4, 2015

Andrzej Getsugen Krajewski, is the head teacher of the Polish Zen Peacemakers in Warsaw, Poland and co-organizer of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat. Born 1939 with strong wanderlust. Graduated Faculty of Philosophy at the Warsaw University to spend some lazy years on traveling foot. Active with the political opposition in Poland during the Marshal Law […]

Black Elk Still Speaks 

[box] Image Courtesy of SHEPARD FAIREY/OBEYGIANT.COM AND AARON HUEY   Two Weeks Left to Register for 2015 Native American Bearing Witness Retreat   From a talk given at the Green River Zen Center on June 16, 2015 by Eve Marko In the book Black Elk Speaks, Black Elk described how, at the age of nine, he had […]