The Zen Peacemakers Journal

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Refugees, Homelessness, Climate Change, Gender/Racial/Religious discrimination and other global needs of today.

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The Gifts and Burdens of Legacy

The Gifts and Burdens of Legacy

Author -
Rabbi Victor Gross and Rabbi Nadya Gross
Please join Rabbi Victor Gross and Rabbi Nadya Gross, founders of Yerusha. Yerusha (Hebrew: legacy) was founded to carry the legacies of our teachers and build a legacy for future generations. Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was a primary teacher and inspired our work in Deep Ecumenism (the idea that we can best serve the needs of humanity and the planet through participatory engagement with other faiths and traditions). We will explore how one carries the legacy…

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Bearing Witness
Bernie Glassman Dharma Talk: Holy Week in the Streets

NEW YORK, USA. I go on the streets at other times of the year, too, and each occasion is special in its own way, but the streets feel different during Holy Week. The re-memberance and caring that spring to life during that time are unmistakable and unforgettable.

Bearing Witness

Helsinki, Finland Street Retreat

Helsinki, Finland Street Retreat 7–10 September 2022 A few weeks ago, I lived on the streets for a couple of days with an inter-faith group of Peacemakers in Helsinki. We did this without money, without

Reflections

The End

    The end begins on a sunny day at Shea Stadium, the Spring of 1972, the bosses secretary liked me, offered me two tickets or Saturday afternoon, a Mets game. I loved the idea

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Our Latest Videos

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Bernie Glassman Memorial Part One: "Bernie on the Streets"
Bernie Glassman Memorial Part One: "Bernie on the Streets"
01:24:23
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"Getting Old: What&#039s the Deal Here?"
"Getting Old: What's the Deal Here?"
01:46:07
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Buddhism & Christianity - Beyond World Traditions
Buddhism & Christianity - Beyond World Traditions
01:04:07
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Spiritual Sustainability, Bearing Witness & Taking Action
Spiritual Sustainability, Bearing Witness & Taking Action
01:19:35
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Resonance – The Source of Compassion
Resonance – The Source of Compassion
01:25:29
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Shared Power with Sociocracy
Shared Power with Sociocracy
01:28:46
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Bearing Witness to Watersheds
Bearing Witness to Watersheds
01:21:10
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The Joy of Zentangle
The Joy of Zentangle
01:28:07
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Your World is Not The World June 23, 2022
Your World is Not The World June 23, 2022
01:21:14
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The Whole Language - The Power of Extravagant Tenderness
The Whole Language - The Power of Extravagant Tenderness
59:18
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"Upwelling" Peacemaker Chat with Lorraine Padden
"Upwelling" Peacemaker Chat with Lorraine Padden
30:42
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Sutra and Bible: Faith and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration
Sutra and Bible: Faith and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration
01:25:33
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Q&A Session for Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat 2022
Q&A Session for Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat 2022
48:31
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Walking the Path of Healing with Midwives Around the World
Walking the Path of Healing with Midwives Around the World
01:22:31
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Giving That Which is Hard to Give: Deep Practice of a Traveling "Nunk"
Giving That Which is Hard to Give: Deep Practice of a Traveling "Nunk"
01:21:06
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Walking with Trees
Walking with Trees
01:18:37
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Q&A Session for Bearing Witness to Racism in America Retreat 2022
Q&A Session for Bearing Witness to Racism in America Retreat 2022
47:23
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Polish Peacemakers Provide Relief to Ukraine and How We Can Help: Update
Polish Peacemakers Provide Relief to Ukraine and How We Can Help: Update
01:21:48
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A Multi-Faith Response to the Climate Crisis with Rev. Fletcher Harper
A Multi-Faith Response to the Climate Crisis with Rev. Fletcher Harper
01:28:21
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Hearts in the Ice - Making History in the High Arctic
Hearts in the Ice - Making History in the High Arctic
01:18:09
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Polish Peacemakers Provide Relief to Ukraine And How We Can Help
Polish Peacemakers Provide Relief to Ukraine And How We Can Help
01:17:20
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Healing Dharma Inside Prisons
Healing Dharma Inside Prisons
01:18:25
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Zen Practice - Adventure, Healing, and The Current World Situation with Mike Mui Lewis
Zen Practice - Adventure, Healing, and The Current World Situation with Mike Mui Lewis
58:20
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Core Training for Death (with Dr. Margaret Meloni)
Core Training for Death (with Dr. Margaret Meloni)
01:23:56
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On The Dharma of Trees
On The Dharma of Trees
01:32:27
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A Visit With Krishna Das (with Guest Host - Jeff Bridges)
A Visit With Krishna Das (with Guest Host - Jeff Bridges)
01:34:46
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Invisible Wounds - Journey with Mental Illness and Recovery
Invisible Wounds - Journey with Mental Illness and Recovery
01:17:26
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Conflict in Israel-Palestine Part2: There is always hope for peace in the Holy Land
Conflict in Israel-Palestine Part2: There is always hope for peace in the Holy Land
01:25:40
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Dream Kōan Practice - the Sambhogakaya Intimacy of Dream Yoga (Nov 18 2021)
Dream Kōan Practice - the Sambhogakaya Intimacy of Dream Yoga (Nov 18 2021)
01:20:54
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Faith in the Night
Faith in the Night
59:38
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Listening from the Heart - Where Compassion Begins with Center for Council&#039s Jared Seide (Oct 21 202
Listening from the Heart - Where Compassion Begins with Center for Council's Jared Seide (Oct 21 202
01:25:02
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Practical Theopoetics - Using Poetry as Process with Chaplain Jen Miller (Oct 20 2021)
Practical Theopoetics - Using Poetry as Process with Chaplain Jen Miller (Oct 20 2021)
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Heartwood - The Art of Living with the End in Mind (Barbara Becker October 14, 2021)
Heartwood - The Art of Living with the End in Mind (Barbara Becker October 14, 2021)
01:20:17
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Contemplative Medicine with Koshin Paley Ellison and Chodo Robert Campbell
Contemplative Medicine with Koshin Paley Ellison and Chodo Robert Campbell
01:26:05
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Rebel for Love, Rebel for Life: Art and Peacemaking in Finland
Rebel for Love, Rebel for Life: Art and Peacemaking in Finland
01:25:34
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Reflections on the Native American Plunge 2021
Reflections on the Native American Plunge 2021
01:29:47
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How to Recover from a Crisis  The Universe Wants You to Succeed
How to Recover from a Crisis The Universe Wants You to Succeed
01:26:26
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Finding Refuge: Remaining Open-Hearted During Heartbreaking and Uncertain Times
Finding Refuge: Remaining Open-Hearted During Heartbreaking and Uncertain Times
01:26:03
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The Healing Power of Inter religious Study and Practice in Challenging Times
The Healing Power of Inter religious Study and Practice in Challenging Times
01:23:22
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"To Live Is To Kill":  A Starting Point For Our Training As Peacemakers
"To Live Is To Kill": A Starting Point For Our Training As Peacemakers
01:22:32
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The Dharma of Deterrence: Reflections on Two Decades in the WMD World (July 20, 2021)
The Dharma of Deterrence: Reflections on Two Decades in the WMD World (July 20, 2021)
01:24:58
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Bernie Glassman’s Dream is Alive and Well with Greyston CEO Joe Kenner
Bernie Glassman’s Dream is Alive and Well with Greyston CEO Joe Kenner
01:18:40
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The Cheap Perfume of  Not Racist  and the Dharma of Antiracism
The Cheap Perfume of Not Racist and the Dharma of Antiracism
01:28:37
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ZPI Short  -  A Life Of Praise: Zikr (Sufi Chanting)
ZPI Short - A Life Of Praise: Zikr (Sufi Chanting)
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Mindfully Parenting Our Kids, Ourselves, and Others with Roshi Kipp Ryodo Hawley
Mindfully Parenting Our Kids, Ourselves, and Others with Roshi Kipp Ryodo Hawley
01:29:16
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Zen Peacemakers Conversation with Lakota Elder, Violet Catches
Zen Peacemakers Conversation with Lakota Elder, Violet Catches
01:27:43
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Peacemaker Chat with Ara Tutu Fitzgerald
Peacemaker Chat with Ara Tutu Fitzgerald
39:06
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Be the Refuge:  Insights from Asian American Buddhists with Chenxing Han
Be the Refuge: Insights from Asian American Buddhists with Chenxing Han
01:24:56
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ZPI Short: Chenxing Han - A reading "Be the Refuge: Raising the voices of Asian American Buddhists"
ZPI Short: Chenxing Han - A reading "Be the Refuge: Raising the voices of Asian American Buddhists"
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Reflections on Awakening and Maturity with Genjō Rōshi
Reflections on Awakening and Maturity with Genjō Rōshi
02:30:23