Fearless Hearts: Women Leaders in Contemplative Social Action

Judith Simmer Brown is a founding faculty member at Naropa University, one of the first fully accredited Buddhist-inspired universities in the U.S, and has served as an Acharya, senior dharma teacher, in Shambhala International. She is active in academic and dharmic circles in many collaborative projects, and is a popular lecturer, retreat teacher, and frequent […]

Core Training: The Three Tenets with Sensei Jim Daikan Bastien

Bernie Glassman articulated the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers early in the organization’s evolution. But these three, simple, profound, vows or commitments can also be taken as a complete practice for our life: Not-Knowing, Bearing Witness, and Taking Action

Somatic Art Practice: Not Knowing, Bearing Witness, and Compassionate Action

This peacemaker circle draws on somatic art practices for our personal distress and sense of global crises in our own bodies. Diana Hartel has been using some form of this practice for 20 years with individuals and communities. She is trained in therapeutic touch modalities, visual arts, and she is certified in Somatic Experiencing; this is woven into 25 years […]

Poetry and Non-Duality

John Brehm, author of Dharma Talk (Wisdom Publications, 2023), will explore some of the teachings around the very slippery concept of non-duality, primarily through the lens of two major Advaita teachers, Nisargadatta and Jean Klein. We’ll also read and discuss some poems that embody non-duality, poems that give us a visceral sense of how it might […]

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.