Why New Jersey? The Lost Photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson

In 1975 Peter Cunningham (KuKu) assisted the renowned French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson on a month-long exploration of The State of New Jersey. Peter will be showing the 40 yet unseen pictures approved by the Henri-Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris and reading his essay which explains the assignment’s joy and mystery. We will be joined by […]

Małgosia Braunek’s “Be” Foundation – Ukraine Update

Dear ZPI Friends Today 1 year passes since the Russian full-scale invasion on Ukraine. As many of you know already on February 27, the first transport of medical supplies collected by our Foundation, Sangha Kanzeon, Blyzkist collective and many friends set off from Warsaw, Poland. Thanks to Your amazing help, hearts, and support from the […]

Sister Mary 0’Sullivan: Gentle Sound

by Monika Jion Winkelmann   In these three months of November 2022-2023, Sister Mary, the third person so dear to me, has died. Those who met her, usually in the large foyer of the “Center for Dialogue and Prayer,” in Auschwitz, where the large, international Zenpeacemaker groups were housed, relaxed imperceptibly and smiled. Sister Mary […]

I kept showing up…

by Judith Haran   After staying at home for over two years during the pandemic with only a silent spouse and my cats, I was in desperate need of contact with the human race. I’d retired from my job as a psychiatrist in 2019. I had been on the ZPI mailing list for a long […]

Puja e Lançamento do Livro Instruções ao Cozinheiro

Ensinamentos e acumulações da Prática de Prajnaparamita e Buda da Medicina com Lama Padma Samten, transmitido AO VIVO do CEBB Bacopari (RS) para benefício e cura individual, coletiva, ambiental e social em todas as direções Teachings and accumulations from Prajnaparamita and Buddha Medicine Practice with Lama Padma Samten, transmitted LIVE from CEBB Bacopari (RS) for […]

Slow Dancing Is Easy and other ‘Stories in Motion’

Why Did Sarah Bernhardt Sleep in a Coffin? and other ‘stories in motion’ from Ara Fitzgerald’s upcoming book, Slow Dancing Is Easy, Scripts for Solo Performers. A presentation of process from stage to page and back again, set in the context of The Three Tenets of Zen Peacemakers.

Healing the Scars of History

Healing the Scars of History BY LINDSAY KYTE| FEBRUARY 9, 2023   Retreats are being held at Auschwitz, a former plantation, and a site where Indigenous people were massacred. Lindsay Kyte reports on how retreatants are finding freedom from their ancestral pain. Approximately a million people died at the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau. It was the […]

Carving the Divine – Buddhist Sculptors of Japan

– Official One-Minute Trailer Carving the Divine is a documentary film that offers a rare look into a 1400-year-old Buddhist woodcarving tradition and the practitioners struggling to preserve its legacy in a rapidly changing Japan.

Mourning the death of my friend Don Singer

Mourning the death of my friend Don Singer by Monika Winkelmann   Don Singer has died! I almost want to say that he died “suddenly and unexpectedly”. For me! For me, the death announcement came out of the blue. For himself maybe not at all, maybe he had seen it coming, the death, maybe sometimes […]

Living from the Power of the Present

Sensei Gyodo talks about his new project, Tend’s Unbound Program. This program is an ongoing series of interactive sessions designed to create transformative experiences by guiding us toward the power of the present moment. Entering through the gateways of everyday life — time, money, and change — and focusing on the workplace, participants rediscover presence, […]