ZEN PEACEMAKER ORDER




What is ZPO?

Zen Peacemaker Order (ZPO) is a home for the Zen Peacemaker teachings and dharma lineage as set by its founders Roshis Bernie Glassman and Jishu Holmes & founding teachers in Europe and the US. It is dedicated to training those living a committed life aligned with the vision and teachings of the Zen Peacemakers and the Three Tenets: not knowing, bearing witness and taking action arising from not knowing and bearing witness. Read more about the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers here.

The Zen Peacemaker Order and the Three Tenets are skillful means that were created by Roshi Glassman and Roshi Holmes as an expression of their Buddhist vows to live an awakened life and alleviate suffering – a culmination of 2,500 years of direct transmission by committed practitioners, teacher-to-student, across generations and continents, reaching all the way back to Shakya-Indian master SiddhńĀrtha Gautama, the Buddha. To read more about the history of this innovative line of Zen Buddhism, click¬†here.