Spirituality Based Social Action and Peacemaking

Bernie Glassman

Zen Master Bernie Glassman will explain how Buddhist teachings offer valuable tools for living a life that matters. By integrating livelihood, social action, and meditation, one can find profound personal fulfillment while contributing to a more inclusive society. Glassman will explain how this approach led to the establishment of the Greyston Foundation, a network of non-profits and businesses that greatly reduced poverty in Yonkers, New York.

With talks that are equal parts touching and humorous, Bernie Glassman’s workshop will inspire you to live a life that matters by bearing witness to the wholeness of human experience. Bernie communicates decades of experience in down-to-earth language that connects with people of all backgrounds. As he teaches us to “make the best meal using the ingredients available,” he often includes the ingredients of each workshop: the participants. Starting with the questions of each particular crowd, he crafts a presentation unique to each group. Bernie will ruffle your feathers and send you off ready to take action to create a more compassionate world.

Bernie’s shares insights from:

  • Studying and teaching Zen for over 50 years.
  • Leading Bearing Witness Retreats on the streets and Auschwitz.
  • Initiating social enterprises and non-profits.
  • Clowning in refugee camps.
  • Peace work in the Middle East.

Saturday, February 11, 2012
3:00 PM

Engage with Zen Peacemaker Bernie Glassman.