Zen Peacemaker Affiliate
We provide guidance on the path to wholeness that allows effective, compassionate action in the world.
Tell us a bit about how your group was concieved
Our group was conceived through our intersection of Zen Buddhist studies and decades of personal dream work. Realizing the immense power of this combination and it’s benefit to Buddhist practitioners, the sangha and society at large we developed a concise practice to bring to fruition a guided methodology.
How many members do you serve? 12
Tell us about one exciting project, program, or other offering you are currently working on.
We are currently involved in offering a workshop through ZPI on dream consciousness from a Buddhist perspective. We will be presenting our work IASD symposium in Tucson in July. https://iasdconferences.org/2022/2022-conference-registration/
How do the Three Tenets inform your social engagement?
The three tenets are in constant interplay with the noble eight fold path, which once engaged is always social engagement. The first spoke on the eight fold path is “right view.” An aspect of right view is that no -self naturally flows into the jewel of the sangha. We engage in dream koan practice as a sangha activity. This practice of supporting each other in exploring dream consciousness, is social engagement, and flows into every other activity.
What is the most meaningful challenge your organization Faces?
Transforming these natural dream images into purposeful actions. Just as with Zen meditation, as one’s embodiment increases so too a clear path of compassionate action arises. Our greatest challenge is integration with the community that the practitioner is involved with.
For more information: eighthwavecommunity@gmail.com