Spiritual Directors and Faculty

The Order currently has two co-spiritual directors, Roshi Eve Myonen Marko and Rev. Sensei Jorge Koho Mello 

It also includes senior teachers and practitioners who joined the Zen Peacemaker Order many years ago, most of whom worked directly with Roshi Bernie Glassman. This group has shepherded the revitalization of ZPO and will serve as faculty, delivering talks and teachings to members.

Eve Marko

Eve Myonen Marko, Roshi

ZPO Founding Teacher
and Spiritual Director

Roshi Eve Myonen Marko is the resident teacher at the Green River Zen Center in Massachusetts and a Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order. She co-founded Peacemaker Circle International with her husband, Bernie Glassman, linking and training spiritually-based social activists and peacemakers in the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemaker Order. She has served as a Spirit holder for the Order’s bearing witness retreats at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Rwanda, and the Black Hills with Lakota elders. During the 1980s and the 1990s Eve helped develop the Greyston Network of for-profits and not-for-profits working together in Yonkers, New York, providing housing, child care, jobs, training, and AIDS-related medical services. Eve is co-author of The Book of Householder Koans: Buddha Activity In the Land of Attachments with Egyoku Nakao (February 2020), co-editor of Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice (writings of Taizan Maezumi Roshi) also with Roshi Egyoku (2002), and editor of The Dude and the Zen Master (2014). She also authored the YA fantasy, The Dogs of the Kiskadee Hills: Hunt For the Lynx. She blogs consistently at www.evemarko.com.

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Jorge Koho Mello, Sensei

ZPO Spiritual Director

Jorge Koho Mello Sensei is Brazilian, serving as a social and environmental educator and activist on regenerative culture for many years. His primary focus has been on the practical aspects of socially engaged spirituality, a simpler lifestyle, and solidarity economics. Therapist with a systemic approach while, serves as a facilitator at the "Gaia Education" Program. He is ordained in the Soto Zen tradition by Coen Souza Rōshi (2008, Brazil), Shusso by Junnyu Kuroda Rōshi (2019, Japan), and Sensei at ZPO by Barbara Salaam Wegmüller Rōshi (2018, Switzerland). Koho have experiences as Street Retreat leader (authorized by Genro Roshi) and as participant/buddhist officiant at Auschwitz-Birkenau BW retreat. He currently practices with orientations of Tenkei Coppens Rōshi (Holland) and coordinates Zürich Zen Center with his wife, Marge Daien Oppliger.