Holy Land Trust: Fostering Peace, Justice, Healing and Transformation

Meet Zen Peacemakers’ Affiliate, Holy Land Trust’s Executive Director, Elias Deis to learn more about his organization and current projects. Holy Land Trust is a non-profit Palestinian organization committed to fostering peace, justice and understanding in the Holy Land. They are deeply committed to exploring the root causes of violence and seek to develop solutions to address them. They believe […]

Fearless Hearts Women Leaders in Contemplative Social Action with Helen Tworkov

Helen Tworkov is the founding editor of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, the first and only independent Buddhist magazine; the author of Zen in America: Profiles of Five Teachers; and the co-author, with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, of In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying. She first encountered Buddhism […]

PEACEMAKERS SHORT: with Helen Tworkov

Fearless Hearts: Women Leaders in Contemplative Social Action From one of the central figures in Buddhism’s introduction to the West and the founder of Tricycle magazine comes a brilliant memoir of forging one’s own path that Pico Iyer calls “unflinching” and “indispensable.” – Praise for Helen Tworkov’s new publication: Lotus Girl: My Life at the […]

Polish Peacemakers On The Current Situation In Ukraine

June 2024 Please join us to hear an update from our Polish Peacemaker friends, Orina Krajewska of Małgosia Braunek “Be” Foundation and the Zwiazek Buddyjski/Kanzeon Sangha in Warsaw, along with volunteer and activist Vladyslav Gryn as they talk about the ongoing situation in Ukraine and Poland.  

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 […]