Gratitude for the Volunteers of 2019 Who Made our Year at ZPI Possible

Gratitude for the Volunteers of 2019 Who Made our Year at ZPI Possible

Zen Peacemakers International is a far-reaching network that could only be made possible by way of the ongoing efforts, organization, and hearts of our internationally-based volunteer staff.

Each and every one of our volunteers have invested their time, energy, and resources into making our most important Zen Peacemakers offerings come to fruition. For this, ZPI’s staff offers our appreciation & gratitude. It takes a village to generate the change we hope to make in the world.

Staff at the 2019 Auschwitz-Birkenau Retreat.

ZPI’s staff would like to thank the following volunteers for being part of the co-creation & manifestation of the vision behind Zen Peacemakers:

Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat

Roshi Genro Gauntt – Auschwitz retreat bearing witness retreat Spirit Holder

Roshi Barbara Wegmuller – Auschwitz bearing witness retreat Spirit Holder

Roshi Cornelius v. Collande – Auschwitz bearing witness retreat Spirit Holder

Roshi Fleet Maul – Council coordinator and trainer

Roshi Roland Wegmuller – Retreat doctor

Roshi Andrzej Krajewski – Poland support

Sensei Koho Mello – Auschwitz retreat staff and Buddhist Clergy

Taya Ma Shere – Jewish Clergy

Markus Heil – Christian Clergy

Tani Katz – Auschwitz retreat staff leader

Lilli Moesler – Auschwitz retreat registration coordinator

Joanna Jakobowiz – Auschwitz retreat Poland coordinator

Mikko Ijas – Auschwitz retreat staff

Adam Ostolski- Auschwitz retreat staff

Auschwitz retreat bearing witness retreat Spirit Holders and clergy at the opening of 2019 Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat.

Native American Programs

Manny, Renee, and Claudia Ironhawk – Co-organizers

Violet Catches – Co-organizer

Roshi Eve Myonen Marko – Native American bearing witness retreat co-organizer

Roshi Grover Genro Gauntt – Native American bearing witness retreat co-organizer

Roshi Michel Engu Dobbs – Native American bearing witness retreat co-organizer

Linda Shoju Coleman- Support of Native American retreat

Membership and Administration

Kathleen Battke – Council circle facilitator

Annie Markovitch – Council circle facilitator

Donna Rae Cook – Administration support

Kineret Ando Yardena – Council circle facilitator

Ando Ando Kineret – Auschwitz retreat and council meetings support

Reeb Kaizen Venners- Video editing support

Georgia Von Schliffen – Visual Art support

Retreat staff & volunteers at the 2019 Auschwitz-Birkenau Retreat.

What we do is only made possible through the energy and inspiration of everyone‚Äôs collective involvement and participation. Thank you for all of your support over the years and for continuing to invest in Zen Peacemakers International’s mission to train and mobilize a world-wide network of members and affiliates conducting humanitarian, peace-building, social and civic action based on our Three Tenets: Not Knowing, Bearing Witness and Taking Action.

With gratitude,

Rami Efal

Executive Director

Adam and Mikko, staff volunteers at the 2019 Auschwitz-Birkenau Retreat.

Left to right: ZPI’s executive director Rami Efal, Roshi Cornelius Collande, board member Roshi Francisco Lugovina, Roshi Barbara Wegmueller

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