It has been a full year at Zen Peacemakers International. Continuing on three decades of social action and meditation, we have gathered over a thousand members from nearly 50 countries around the world whose lives have been inspired by our work and by the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers: Not Knowing, Bearing Witness and Taking Action.

All of this was made possible by the gifts of our supporters. If you enjoyed reading our articles, feel inspired to support our Bearing Witness Programs, or simply moved by our mission, please consider setting up a monthly donation or to make a one-time gift of any amount. Maintaining our momentum, online platform, bearing witness programs, and supporting our founder Bernie all require that ZPI has a strong foundation of supporters.

Highlights of our accomplishments since November 2017:

  • Over 1000 members have joined from forty-six (46) countries around the world.
  • 60 participants from 10 countries will join the 23rd Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat.
  • 30 participants joined our Lakota Native American hosts on the 2018 Native American Bearing Witness Plunge.
  • We’ve partnered with more than 20 affiliate groups and growing, across Europe and the US.
  • We hosted over 60 online meetings and workshops: Cluster meetings, members council meetings, Affiliate Leaders meetings, Introductions for new members, Bearing Witness Programs Question and Answer sessions, and Webinars with Zen Peacemakers Founder Bernie Glassman
  • +150 events have been hosted by our affiliates, including Street Retreats, Zen Trainings, Bearing Witness Events and Councils.
  • 34 original articles and interviews have been featured on our Journal, written by our staff, covering indigenous peoples’ rights, social enterprise, Bearing Witness Retreats and members’ actions.
  • This year forty-five thousandindividuals visited our website resulting in over 115,000 page views.
  • ZPI staff have met with sanghas and activists, presented on the Three Tenets and diversity & non-violence in local high schools and colleges, and promoted the Three Tenets in an international summit for indigenous leaders as well as in two multinational human rights strategy workshops.
  • Continue the legacy of our founder Zen Master Bernie Glassman, his teachings and vision.
  • ZPI was awarded Grant from Google, based on our mission and quality of offerings.

Please consider making a gift today and supporting our end-of year fund drive. Zen Peacemakers International is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible in the US.

Thank you for your generosity, enthusiasm, inspiration, and support.

We are proudly sponsored by:

The A&A Fund / USA
The Morse Family Foundation / USA
AnJel Advised Fund of RSF Social Finance / USA
Peacemaker Gemeinschaft Schweiz & Guerilla Yoga Bern / Switzerland
The Segal Foundation / USA
Fellowship in Prayer / USA
The Interfaith Enlightenment Center / USA




By Mail: Send a check to Zen Peacemakers, POBOX 294, Montague MA 01351
By Phone: Call 413.404.8238
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Zen Peacemakers, Inc. is a USA 501(c)3 non-profit religious organization.



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