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Zen Peacemakers


OUR MISSION is to realize our oneness and relieve suffering through contemplative social action.

Zen Peacemakers

What We Do


Programs, Events, Retreats,
and Education

Zen Peacemakers International is able to provide our online programs and events, retreats, education and ongoing support to our global membership by way of the kindness and generosity of our community’s contributions.

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Bearing Witness Programs

Bearing Witness to the joy and
suffering of the world

When you Bear Witness you open to the uniqueness of whatever is arising and meet it just as it is. When combined with not-knowing, bearing witness can strengthen your capacity for spaciousness, thus enabling you to be present to the very things that make you feel as if you have lost your center.

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The Three Tenets

Not Knowing, Bearing Witness,
Taking Action

The Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers were first developed and articulated by Roshi Bernie Glassman in 1994. Since then, they have been studied and practiced by many people, including non-Zen Buddhists, and presented by many Zen Teachers.

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Core Trainings

Council Practice, the Three Tenets,
Meditation, our History, and more.

As part of our efforts to make Zen Peacemakers accessible and valuable to all, we have recently launched Core Trainings. These trainings encompass knowledge about Council Practice, the Three Tenets, Meditation, our History, and more.

Coming Soon

Zen Peacemaker Order

An expression of Buddhist vows to live an
awakened life and alleviate suffering

Zen Peacemaker Order (ZPO) is dedicated to training those living a committed life aligned with the vision and teachings of the Zen Peacemakers and the Three Tenets

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Media Library

Enjoy Our ZPI Journal
and Event Recordings

Original content covering event videos, dharma talks, news, retreat reflections and reports.

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May we always have the courage to Bear Witness;
To see ourself as Other and Other as ourself
Our Journal

A Pilgrimage to Rüdesheim

Eine Pilgerfahrt zu Hildegard von Bingen rund um meinen Geburtstag: 13.-15.4.2023 von Monika Winkelmann | 20. Aug 2023 | 0 Kommentare   Die Heilige Hildegard von Bingen – Erste Deutsche

Everything is Practice

Dharma Talk 24/07/23 – Richard Warner For the Dharma talk this week I wanted to take up a phrase teacher Richard Herps used in his

Slow Walking

Camino de Santiago, Astorga, Spain (26.06.2023) On pilgrimage, on walkabout, the destination isn’t really the point. There’s no goal. It’s a conversation with the land,

Fury & Faith

Fury & Faith by Amanda Gorman You will be told this is not a problem, Not your problem. You will be told now is not the time

Memories of Maezumi Roshi

by Bernie GlassmanI first met Maezumi Roshi in 1963. At that time, he was a young Soto monk working in Los Angeles at Zenshuji under