Dual Belonging: A Peacemaker Roundtable

Please join Executive Director Geoff O’Keeffe hosting our friends Willie Mukei Smith, Amy Jonin Newell-Large, and Paul Rietmann for a lively discussion of dual belonging. All our guests are both Episcopal priests and deeply active in their Zen practice. Zen Peacemakers is intentionally an inter-faith mission, and we welcome those engaged in social action from […]

Healing the Wounds of History

Intercultural conflict transformation and healing historical trauma through drama therapy Healing the Wounds of History is a therapeutic and creative process in which experiential techniques are used to work with people who share a common legacy of generational, historical, and/or collective trauma. This approach was developed by psychotherapist, drama therapist, and theatre director Armand Volkas, […]

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Vision for Mindfulness in Public Health

Brother Pháp Lưu, a monk ordained by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (or Thầy, which means “teacher) within the International Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism, will share how Thầy’s efforts to bring about global, collective awakening among humankind not only sows seeds of peace; it supports the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health and […]

Zen in Liminal Times

Zen teacher and Unitarian Universalist minister James Ishmael Ford often speak of his “physiology of faith.” He says he has a Buddhist brain, a Christian heart, and a Rationalist’s stomach. These days he finds the heart leading a bit more than the other aspects of his life. Still rooted in Zen’s radical nonduality, its expression […]

Bernie Glassman Memorial Part Three: “Bernie and Interfaith Zen”

Bernie and Interfaith Zen with Guest Speakers: Krishna Das Rabbi David Curiel  Father Kennedy S.J. Roshi Miriam Healy Sensei June Tanoue Sensei This is the third session of a 4-part series celebrating Bernie Glassman’s life and legacy. This panel discussion will focus on Bernie’s work on interfaith collaboration.

Bernie Glassman Memorial: “Bernie the Entrepreneur”

Bernie the Entrepreneur  Presented by: Chuck Lief Zoketsu Norman Fischer Roshi Francisco Paco Lugoviña Roshi Ken Byalin This is the second session of a 4-part series celebrating Bernie Glassman’s life and legacy. This panel discussion will focus on Bernie’s work supporting local communities through business creations such as Greyston Bakery.

Bernie Glassman Memorial: “Bernie on the Street”

Bernie on the Street Presented by: Roshi Genro Gauntt Pat Enkyo O’Hara Roshi Fleet Maull Catherine Genno Pagès Roshi Ken Tetsuji Byalin Roshi This is the first session of a 4-part series celebrating Bernie Glassman’s life and legacy. This panel discussion will focus on Bernie’s groundbreaking work with Street Retreats. Duration: 90 minutes Format: A video […]