Next Generation of ZPO

Rev. Joan Jiko Halifax asks Bernie what he wants to see for the next generation of the Zen Peacemakers Order. 2018

Resonance – The Source of Compassion

Most people approach compassion as a virtue, as something a good person should have. And many Buddhist practitioners see compassion as part of their spiritual self-improvement project. In this talk, we will take a different approach. Using resonance between two musical instruments as a metaphor, we will explore our human bodyminds as a “sphere of […]

ZPI SHORT Resonance – The Source of Compassion

Most people approach compassion as a virtue, as something a good person should have. And many Buddhist practitioners see compassion as part of their spiritual self-improvement project. In this talk, we will take a different approach. Using resonance between two musical instruments as a metaphor, we will explore our human bodyminds as a “sphere of […]

SHARED POWER WITH SOCIOCRACY

Please join Ted Rao & Jerry Koch-Gonzalez for an interactive presentation: SHARED POWER WITH SOCIOCRACY Every group needs to decide who is going to make decisions and how – that’s governance! We see governance as the part that connects people and the shared action they are passionate about. In this session, we will describe how […]

Teaching Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness

The SENTE Program has been developed in Porto Alegre, Brazil since 2007 in schools covered by the Santa Cecilia UBS. Inspired by working with Zen Peacemakers International, the program established a partnership with the State School of Elementary Education Ivo Corseuil, located in the neighborhood Petrópolis/POA. In 2011, the SENTE Program became part of the […]

Bearing Witness to Watersheds

Please join Diana Kosei Hartel for an interactive presentation:  BEARING WITNESS TO WATERSHEDS Our love of water and all the places from which it comes to us bring feelings of inspiration and joy.  Their destruction, degradation, and poisoning come as heartbreak with many turning away with the intense pain. This same process underlies our abuses […]

The Joy of Zentangle (Workshop)

Please join Jill Kaigetsu Greenbaum for an interactive presentation:  THE JOY OF ZENTANGLE Step into the Zentangle Method and be enveloped in not knowing. Zentangle art is unplanned and non-representational. In this session, we focus on each stroke, in the moment, with no thought of the final result. Our finished work becomes a wonderful surprise. Zentangle […]

Sutra and Bible: Faith and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration

Please join Duncan Ryūken Williams, as he will discuss a new exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles on Buddhism, Christianity, and the WWII Japanese American incarceration, which he co-curated under the title, “Sūtra and Bible.” He will focus on the Buddhist altars, sutra stones, memorial tablets, etc. made by former […]

The Whole Language – The Power of Extravagant Tenderness

Fr. Gregory Boyle will share what he has learned in three decades working with marginalized populations at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California—that love is the answer, community is the context, and tenderness is the connective tissue. Tenderness reflects the foundational notion that there is no us and them, only us. Homeboy seeks to be […]

Bernie Glassman’s Dream is Alive and Well

As the new President and CEO of Greyston, which Bernie founded in 1982, Joe Kenner’s goal is to live out Greyston’s tagline, “We don’t hire people to bake brownies. We bake brownies to hire people.” Following Bernie Glassman’s vision, Joe firmly believes that business leaders need to refocus on how people are employed and where […]