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? To nurture new definitions of community and the changing roles within, by celebrating the unique […]

Not Your Typical Rabbi: A Sit-down with Sensei Don Singer

Rabbi Don Ani Shalom Singer draws upon his Judaic roots and Eastern teachings to explore the wisdom of the heart. originally published by Linda Rubin. Click here Known as the Zen Rabbi because his teachings blend Hasidic tales and Zen stories called koans, Don Ani Shalom Singer is not your father’s rabbi. A Sensei who […]

Bernie Glassman Dharma Talk: Holy Week in the Streets

NEW YORK, USA. I go on the streets at other times of the year, too, and each occasion is special in its own way, but the streets feel different during Holy Week. The re-memberance and caring that spring to life during that time are unmistakable and unforgettable.

Eve Marko Reports on Trip to Israel: Africa in Tel Aviv; West Bank

Originally published on June 29, 2013 BALADY I’m in a taxi going to Checkpoint 300 in order to enter Bethlehem and visit with Sami Awad, head of Holy Land Trust. The checkpoint is gone, replaced by the big Separation Wall, which is yellow-gray on the Israeli side and awash with graffiti demanding an end to […]

Helsinki, Finland Street Retreat

Helsinki, Finland Street Retreat 7–10 September 2022 A few weeks ago, I lived on the streets for a couple of days with an inter-faith group of Peacemakers in Helsinki. We did this without money, without phones, begging for food, and sleeping on cardboard in parks and abandoned lots. We also visited homeless shelters to bear […]

An American Zen Master has died: An oral history of Roshi Bernie Glassman

By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor, CNN Religion Editor Updated 5:16 PM EST, Thu December 6, 2018 CNN —  One of Bernie Glassman’s favorite koans asks: Where do you step from the top of a 100-foot pole? His answer seemed to be: You plunge. Glassman, who died November 4 at age 79, was a Brooklyn-born Jew, a […]

Bernie Glassman Passes Away

Except: Originally Published in TRICYCLE (November 4, 2018) The influential Buddhist teacher was a pioneer of Zen in the West who blended his spiritual practice with a passion for social activism. The influential Zen teacher and activist Roshi Tetsugen Bernie Glassman died Sunday morning in Massachusetts. He was 79. The Zen Peacemakers, a global organization integrating […]

The End

    The end begins on a sunny day at Shea Stadium, the Spring of 1972, the bosses secretary liked me, offered me two tickets or Saturday afternoon, a Mets game. I loved the idea of taking my father, the opportunity to return a gift, symbolically, a token of appreciation for some of the most […]

Native Americans fight for items looted from bodies at Wounded Knee

Peace offerings of tobacco ties adorn the fence at the Wounded Knee Memorial on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota on Oct. 20, 2014. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) By Dana Hedgpeth July 17, 2022 Getting them returned from an obscure museum outside Boston hasn’t been easy for the descendants of those slain during the 1890 […]