Walking the Path of Healing with Midwives Around the World

Please join Jennifer Dohrn as she shares her journey of "Walking the Path of Healing with Midwives Around the World" Jennifer will talk about her lifelong journey as a midwife and Zen practitioner, from working with women and families of color in the South Bronx, New York City to being on the frontlines in South […]

Introducing a ZPI Affiliate: Eighthwave

To strengthen our planetary network, ZPI will feature newly affiliated groups. Join us here on the Hive to explore some of the offerings of the organizations affiliated with ZPI. Introducing a new ZPI affiliate group: What is your organization’s name? EIGHTHWAVE What type of Affiliate would you like to be identified as in our ZPI […]

We Happy Few: An Eternal Bond

November 2020. A member of my dissertation committee and the Buddhist Chaplaincy Department Chair at the University of the West, Dr. Jitsujo Gauthier had posted an open position at a non-profit organization called Zen Peacemakers International. I was finishing up a semester as an adjunct faculty at the university and had no classes or jobs […]

Lessons from Alabama

Lessons from Alabama May 2022 Zen Peacemakers’ Bearing Witness to Racism in America Retreat Four Posts with Four Photos By Ellen Krause-Grosman    #1: May 8, 2022 “What happened here in Alabama was a human rights issue not a civil rights issue. In this case the marginalized community was black.” Timarie, a local racial and […]

Introducing a ZPI Affiliate: GreenFaith

To strengthen our planetary network, ZPI will feature newly affiliated groups. Join us here on the Hive to explore some of the offerings of the organizations affiliated with ZPI. Introducing a new ZPI affiliate group: What is your organization’s name? GreenFaith. What type of Affiliate would you like to be identified as in our ZPI […]

Giving That Which is Hard to Give: Deep Practice of a Traveling "Nunk"

The Dharma calls us to be more than Buddhists; more than activists, more than mindful, and more than practitioners. It points us somewhere in the middle. If we are going to be truly present in the world, with its suffering, and with its beauty, we should be both and neither. Indeed, much is required of […]

Reflections on Bearing Witness to Racism in America (2022 Retreat – Alabama)

This past week, I traveled with thirty-five other Zen Peacemakers to Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama to bear witness to racism in America, to “see ourself as other, and other as ourself.” We stood on the same ground where Black people were shackled and sold. Where families were torn apart, divided up as property. Where children […]

Introducing ZPI Affiliate: Great Mountain Zen Center

To strengthen our planetary network, ZPI will feature newly affiliated groups. Join us here on the Hive to explore some of the offerings of the organizations affiliated with ZPI. Introducing a new ZPI affiliate group: What is your organization’s name? Great Mountain Zen Center (GMZC). What type of Affiliate would you like to be identified […]