Does This Path Have A Heart?

Zen Peacemakers Women’s Leadership Series “Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use.” — Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge Join us for our first installment in a monthly program which provides a space for Peacemaker […]

Summoned by the Earth: Becoming a Holy Vessel for Healing Our World

During this presentation, Cynthia Jurs will discuss her new book, Summoned by the Earth, which offers a riveting account of one woman’s response to the challenges we face and is an irresistible invitation to become “sacred activists” heeding the call of the Earth.

Everything Changes; Everything is Connected; Pay Attention

A Conversation with Jane Hirshfield Jane Hirshfield and Geoff Shōun O’Keeffe will be talking about the Three Tenets, the way poems carry the values of right speech in their marrow, right action in the realms of both biosphere and social compact, and compassionate attention as the ground of change.

Tara, Mother Buddha of Great Love

When we visualize emptiness as the Mother of Great Love, this visualization opens our hearts to the experience of the unconditional love that abides in the Universe. The deep experience of emptiness is unconditional love.

Zen Peacemakers Core Training: Meditation Instruction with Michel Engu Dobbs, Roshi

April 8, 2024 Human beings have been practicing mindfulness or meditation for millennia. It is a natural activity for us, like sleep, or walking, or moving about. Often, this practice is part of a religious or spiritual tradition, taking on many varied forms. And many of us meditate unaffiliated with any doctrine or lineage. We […]

The Sound of One Hand Slapping, brought to you by the Bird Who Knows Everything

Ara “Tutu” Fitzgerald, a member of Zen Peacemakers and The Order of Disorder is honored to return to this Circle for a third time. She will introduce a new character (The Bird), and screen an updated version of a short film created by Ara, Clare Byrne, and Peter Cunningham. (“Pilgrimage”). And we will consider together […]

Mad Ones, Wise Ones, and Rogues – Zen’s American Ancestors

Meet some of the bold eccentrics, scholars and artists who paved the way for Zen practice as we know it today — Sokei-an Sasaki, the “Original Dharma Bum” of 1920s and 30s America; Ruth Fuller Sasaki, a wealthy socialite who became the first American Zen priest; John Cage, whose silent musical compositions and lectures on […]

Peacemaker Priest in Finland

Finnish visual artist and researcher of prehistory of art Rev. Mikko Rakushin Kendō Ijäs Ph.D has been building a socially engaged Buddhist practice group in Helsinki, Finland together with his wife Maija Myōshō Ijäs since 2017. Reverend Mikko will talk about his experiences of what does it mean to be a priest of foreign religion […]