The Lotus Institute, 501(c)(3)

What is your mission? We offer teachings, practice and guidance that nurture a healthy and resilient body and mind. During an in-person retreat, an online event, or a course in our Academy, you may see us blending Buddhist practices with trauma-informed teachings and research in neuroscience and psychology. This transformative work also involves play and […]

Clear View Project

What is your mission? Providing Buddhist-based training for social change and direct relief around the world and in the U.S. based on ongoing relationships with common ties and organizations in need. Where is your organization based? Headquarters in Berkeley, CA How many regular members do you serve? 8000,000,000 Tell us a bit about how the […]

Tiffany’s Recovery Inc: Dharma Outreach Project

To strengthen our planetary network, ZPI will feature newly affiliated groups. Join us here on the Hive to explore some of the offerings of the organizations affiliated with ZPI. Introducing a new ZPI affiliate group:   What is your mission? Build lasting connections with people in recovery from substance abuse addictions. Offer continuous support, resources, […]

Tribute to Roshi Bernie Glassman

In this central portion of the 2018 One World Bearing Witness vigil, we had the honor and privilege to pay tribute to the life of Roshi Bernie Glassman, founder of the Zen Peacemakers, Int’l, and of the Auschwitz Bearing Witness Retreats. We were joined by Rami Efal, Executive Director of ZPI. Bernie passed away suddenly […]

Bearing Witness at the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus

MEDITATION AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS On August 16, at the initiative of Krzysztof Nowiński, who was Jikido, we held an hour long session meditation in front of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus. Some of us meditated through Zoom. Later we all had a Dharma Conversation together, including Getsugen Roshi. […]

A Reflection from the 2020 Native American Virtual Retreat

ZPI encourages reflections from retreat participants, staff, members & others touched by our work and doing similar work from around the world, as part of the practice of bearing witness. Angell Deer, a participant in this year’s Native American Virtual Retreat, reflects on the bearing witness to the trauma of the stories told by the […]

Sangha in the Time of Covid-19

Our friend, Sandy Seiju Hockenbury from Eon Zen Center in Boulder, Colorado USA, kindly shared a short piece on the sangha support efforts that the Eon Zen Center has been engaged in as a response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

We will wash our hands again and again ~ A Poem

Our friend Ann Ehringhaus, artist & bodyworker from Carrboro, North Carolina, USA shares her personal poem in reflection of the current time that we are collectively experiencing across the globe.

Small Practices For Uncertain Times

Our friend Bonnie Myotai Treace, Spiritual Director at Hermitage Heart Zen near Black Mountain, North Carolina, shared these simple practices for these days of rapid change, uncertainty and fear.

Seisen’s Praise for recent publication “Book of Household Koans”

 ZPI encourages reflections from retreats participants, staff, members & others touched by our work & others doing similar work  from around the world, as part of the practice of bearing witness, to share their personal reflections, stories, and responses to the teachings behind the Three Tenants & Bernie Glassman’s legacy. Anne Seisen Saunders, Abbot from Sweetwater Zen […]