THE ZEN PEACEMAKERS JOURNAL


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Jul 2021
Five Days Together on Sacred Land

by Geoff O’Keeffe To the east lie the Black Hills, to the west, the Bighorn Mountains. Between is a vast prairie: grasslands, sagebrush, lightly forested in places, sometimes lush, most often bone dry. The rivers are iconic, the stuff of legends: Yellowstone, Powder, North Platte, Bighorn. On this side of the Divide, all rivers flow eastward, joining the Missouri and eventually the Mississippi, heading toward the Gulf of Mexico. This is enormous land. Barely imaginable. This and so much more was Red Cloud’s land. From the Dakotas to Idaho, Montana to Nebraska,......

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Introducing ZPI Affiliate: Sage Institute
July 12, 2021

Introducing ZPI Affiliate: Sage Institute

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....


Re-introducing ZPI Affiliate: Peacemakers Finland
July 06, 2021

Re-introducing ZPI Affiliate: Peacemakers Finland

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....


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...