Q&A Session for Native American Bearing Witness Retreat 2023

In preparation for this in-person retreat, ZPI Executive Director Geoff O’Keeffe will hold a Question and Answer session. This retreat which will take place July 9-15, 2023 is part of a seven-year program during which we have visited several sites sacred to our Native American elders, and have been invited to share their history and culture. Our […]

Polish Peacemakers Helping Ukraine

Please join us to hear our Polish Peacemaker friends, Orina Krajewska of Małgosia Braunek “Be” Foundation and the Zwiazek Buddyjski/Kanzeon Sangha in Warsaw, along with Taras Gembik of the BLYZKIST (“closeness”) collective and “Sunflower” Solidarity Community Center as they talk about  the situation in Ukraine and Poland, as well as refugee needs. They will expound on the Common Kitchen project: “Cook, eat, explore! Gotuy, їж, знайо!”, and a free program for kids: “Let’s […]


A Film by Alison Bartlett Greyston Bakery, in Yonkers, NY, shows how leading with inclusivity, kindness, and compassion has created a well-known profitable business.

Leaving Prison Behind: A Council Before I Go

Please join Roshi Eve Marko and Jared Seide, Exec Director of Center for Council, in a dynamic conversation about Leaving Prison Behind: A Council Before I Go. This new illustrated novella chronicles the journey of Ray, a fictionalized participant in a council-based program for incarcerated people.

Good Enough Faith

Vanessa Zuisei Goddard gives an interactive presentation on: Good Enough Faith Faith in the spiritual path is essential. In its many forms it sparks, sustains, and guides our practice—and yet, it need not be perfect. In this talk, Zuisei explores the practice of faith in four stages, showing that, in the end, all we need […]


warning: this video discussed racial violence The erection of the “Mothers of Gynecology” monument honors the sacrifice of Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey, the enslaved experimental subjects of the so-called “father of gynecology,” J. Marion Sims. Michelle L. Browder (with Deborah Shedrick), Mothers of Gynecology, 2021, found metal objects and other media, roughly 15 feet high […]


This is the story of a boy who was born in post-war Germany, when the Holocaust was not talked about in schools and families. Going as a young pacifist to volunteer in Israel preceded by a visit to Auschwitz, he did not know what shock awaited him. Years later, already as a priest, he returned […]

Bearing Witness to the Suffering of the Forest

Building on Glassman rōshi’s groundbreaking work with bearing witness retreats, ZPI affiliate ‘Dharma of Trees’ has been working on a container for bearing witness to the suffering of the other-than-human and more-than-human worlds. As our attention today is drawn more and more painfully to the plight of the natural world, what might it mean to […]

A Gathering of Fools

A gathering of April fools, clowns, misfits and warm hearts. Our esteemed guests will bring love, light, and dee-light. Come expecting nothing! You will be likely to get it!