We appreciate your time and effort in submitting a video testimonial. Your willingness to share your experience significantly contributes to spreading awareness about the Zen Peacemakers and the transformative principles of the Three Tenets: Not Knowing, Bearing Witness, and Loving Action.



  1. Introduction:

Begin by sharing your name (optional), background, and perhaps your connection to the Zen Peacemaker community.

  1. Context:

Describe why you decided to participate in the Zen Peacemakers Bearing Witness Retreat.

Share any expectations or intentions you had before attending the retreat.

  1. Pre-Retreat Thoughts:

Discuss any thoughts, feelings, or concerns you had leading up to the retreat.

Share any challenges or questions you were hoping to address during the experience.

  1. Retreat Experience:

Talk about your experience during the retreat. Describe the activities, meditations, and interactions that stood out to you.

Highlight any teachings, practices, or moments of insight that had a significant impact on you.

  1. Community and Connection:

Discuss the sense of community and connection you felt during the retreat.

Share any meaningful interactions with fellow participants, instructors, or facilitators.

  1. Bearing Witness:

Explain your understanding of the concept of “bearing witness” and how it played a role in your experience.

Share any moments where you felt a deep connection to the suffering or challenges faced by others.

  1. Personal Transformations:

Reflect on any personal transformations, realizations, or shifts in perspective that occurred during the retreat.

Discuss how the retreat impacted your mindfulness practice and daily life.

  1. Challenges and Growth:

If applicable, share any challenges you faced during the retreat and how you navigated them.

Discuss the personal growth or insights gained from overcoming challenges.

  1. Recommendation:

Offer a recommendation to others who might be considering participating in the Zen Peacemakers Bearing Witness Retreat.

Explain why you believe the experience is valuable and who might benefit from it.

  1. Gratitude:

Express gratitude to the Zen Peacemakers community, facilitators, and fellow participants.

Acknowledge any support or guidance you received during the retreat.

  1. Length:

Keep the testimonial concise, aiming for a duration of 3 to 5 minutes.

Focus on the most significant aspects of your experience.


By incorporating these elements, your video testimonial for the Zen Peacemakers Bearing Witness Retreat can be a heartfelt and informative contribution to the community.