Remember This (trailer)

After surviving the devastation of the Blitzkrieg, Karski swears allegiance to the Polish Underground and risks his life to carry the first eyewitness reports of war-torn Poland to the Western world, and ultimately, the Oval Office. Escaping a Gestapo prison, bearing witness to the despair of the Warsaw ghetto and confronted by the inhumanity of […]

White Tara of Great Peace Practice Program

Join ROSHI ILIA SHINKO PEREZ for a presentation: Visualizing her light and purifying waters we will not only soothe our hearts and purify our karma but also that of others. Mantra Recitation: 108 recitations of her mantra.

Hula is Life, Zen is Life

Can Hula practice be Zen practice?  What is Zen practice and what is Hula practice?  Roshi June has been exploring/practicing these two disciplines for the past 30 years. They are both part of who she is. The Hawaiian cultural practice of Hula is deeply spiritual, and nature based. It tells a story about a place, a person, or an […]

Bearing Witness to the Unfolding Environmental Disaster of the 21st Century

It is evident that humanity is facing an existential threat with global warming and climate change. It is also evident that we are facing a serious biodiversity crisis – ecosystems undergoing major alterations and species threatened with extinction. Mr. Harrison will lead a discussion on these juxtaposed environmental threats, particularly from the perspective of freshwater […]

Auschwitz Retreat Q&A Session

Since Bernie Glassman, Jishu Holmes, Eve Marko, and Andrezej Krajewski began the annual Bearing Witness Retreat at the old site of the death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oświęcim, Poland in 1996, the Zen Peacemakers have been returning for over twenty-five years to continue to bear witness to oneness in diversity, in the place that became a […]

The Zen of Peacemaking

For Peacemakers, what is the Zen part? The word “Zen” was transliterated through at least three languages from the Pali “jhana”, which means “meditation.” The Zen schools have also heavily emphasized mindfulness practices, without actually using the term. This interactive circle will look into the foundations of Zen and mindfulness and how they support us […]

Pearls of Ash & Awe – Readings from AschePerlen

Pearls of Ash & Awe—AschePerlen is a book that documents 20 Years of Bearing Witness in Auschwitz with Bernie Glassman & Zen Peacemakers. During this event, several of the authors will read their – or other – testimonies from the book. After reading, we will take time to share in a mindful way. You will […]