Three Dimensions of the Great Turning

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy explains three dimensions of the Great Turning: slowing down, creation of sustainable structures, and a shift in consciousness. Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with four decades of activism. […]

Buddhism & Christianity – Beyond World Traditions

with Father Michael K. Holleran Even as we drink deeply of the rich currents of other traditions, these very traditions challenge our own, and help us rediscover hidden and neglected elements of our native tradition.  And the interplay is mutual!  Come and discuss how Buddhism & Christianity can collaborate and corroborate in this way, precisely […]

“The Labyrinth” Post-Screening Discussion

Presented here is the post-film screening discussion and audience Q&A with producer Father Ron Schmidt – a Jesuit priest and award-winning documentary filmmaker – and renowned Holocaust scholar Dr. Michael Berenbaum. This program was co-presented by the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture. Marian Kołodziej was on one of the first transports to enter Auschwitz. […]

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 […]