THE ZEN PEACEMAKERS JOURNAL


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May 2021
Introducing ZPI Affiliate: Dai Bai Zan Chō Bō Zen Temple

To strengthen our planetary network, ZPI will feature newly affiliated groups.     Join hive.zenpeacemakers.org to explore some of the offerings of the organizations affiliated with ZPI, and visit here for a full list of these groups. Introducing a new ZPI affiliate group: Dai Bai Zan Chō Bō Zen Temple (Chōbō-Ji)   What is your organization’s name? Dai Bai Zan Chō Bō Zen Ji  大梅山聴法禅寺 (“The Listening to the Dharma Zen Temple on Great Plum Mountain”) What is your mission? We are diverse community doing deep spiritual inquiry through silent meditation and caring action......

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HAMATZAV
May 14, 2021

HAMATZAV

by Eve Marko   My mom’s sleeping. She never realized that I was supposed to have been gone by now. She lies in bed and a small noise wakes her up: “Did you eat something?”...


8410
May 07, 2021

8410

By Roshi Harvey Daiho Hilbert Dressed in the black robes of a Zen priest and looking out from my meditation cushion, my eyes fell on the statue of Buddha in my temple. As a temple...


Yasutani-roshi, Zen, and Haiku
May 06, 2021

Yasutani-roshi, Zen, and Haiku

Editor’s Note: Image from Wiki Commons, in the public domain: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Haku%27un_Yasutani_and_Phillip_Kapleau.jpg   By Stephen Billias In the fantasy novel The American Book of the Dead, a black comedy about World War III, the main character,...


No
April 26, 2021

No

“No” from the blog The Zen of Charter Schools by Dr. Ken Byalin, Roshi   “No!” Jesse and Theresa Peterford first met at ICS. Theresa, star teacher, chief joy officer, is now our Vice President for...


'til morning
April 20, 2021

’til morning

Editors Note:  Gregory Seizan Clark was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019. ZPI published Snow Falling on Cedar in early 2020. Included with this reprint is ‘til morning, an update from Seizan and a “most...


Introducing ZPI Affiliate: Awakening At Home
April 13, 2021

Introducing ZPI Affiliate: Awakening At Home

To strengthen our planetary network, ZPI will feature newly affiliated groups.     Join hive.zenpeacemakers.org to explore some of the offerings of the organizations affiliated with ZPI, and visit here for a full list of these groups....


Honoring Women
March 31, 2021

Honoring Women

“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9 Honoring Women This month of March...