Zen Peacemaker International


Retreat Race in America: an intimate plunge

26. - 28. Februar 2021

Online Retreat  Race in America: an intimate plunge

 

You are warmly invited to join us and to be a part of this plunge, sharing in the experience of listening to one another from the heart and engaging with our passionate speakers.

We will meet three hours each day, from Noon to 3:00 pm, US Eastern Standard Time, via Zoom video. Photographic slideshows will begin at 11:45 a.m. (US EST) each day to allow all participants to gather in silence and prepare to begin at noon.

 

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Wegen dem Corona Virus, musste der Anlass abgesagt werden, wir werden ihn zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt, wieder in unserem Programm aufnehmen.

HOUSEHOLDER KOANS: WAKING UP IN THE LAND OF ATTACHMENTS

Invitation for a workshop May 6.-9. 2021 in Bern Switzerland

With Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao & Roshi Eve Myonen Marko

A workshop on how working with actual life situations as koan helps us awaken. Led by Roshis Egyoku Nakao and Eve Marko.

This workshop will focus on how actual life situations serve as portals for transformation. Roshis Egyoku and Eve will examine the nature of Chan and Japanese koans before delving with participants into the Western, modern-day koans like the ones they have assembled in their recently-published Book of Householder Koans: Waking Up in the Land of Attachments.
Those koans, submitted by householder practitioners from different countries, arise from real-life situations: raising a family (and especially small children), relationships with friends and neighbors, the rush and bustle of work, connections between men and women, caregiving to those who are old or ill, and preparing for death.
This very life that you are living is fertile ground for awakening.
This workshop will focus on how actual life situations serve as portals for transformation. Roshis Egyoku and Eve will examine the nature of Chan and Japanese koans before delving with participants into the Western, modern-day koans like the ones they have assembled in their recently published Book of Householder Koans: Waking Up in the Land of Attachments.
Traditional Chan koans, comprising stories or dialogue between a Zen master and a student to support the student’s practice of awakening, originated in China in the first millennium and came out of that culture and the life of a monastery: the work in the kitchen and fields, cleaning the monastery, doing meditation retreats, and face-to-face encounters with teachers. Or else they came out of exchanges between monks or from hermit masters living on the tops of mountains.
The koans we will use in the workshop will be householder koans. Some of them will come from the book and were submitted by householder practitioners from four different countries, arising from real-life situations: raising a family (and especially small children), relationships with friends and neighbors, the rush and bustle of work, connections between men and women, caregiving to those who are old or ill, and preparing for death. Some of those koans will come from you in the workshop and will arise from your lives.
How do you work with a koan? We usually start off by thinking about the koans, using our rational mind. But koans demand that we forge into ways of seeing and responding that have nothing to do with analysis, or even reflection, and everything to do with spontaneity, playfulness, imagination, patience, and most important, a radical acceptance of life as it is.
A life situation becomes a koan when it has jolted you out of your usual linear way of thinking, out of the dualistic observer/ observed modality that we usually use. It becomes koan practice when you no longer think about the situation but instead close the gap between the subject and the object, between yourself and the situation you are facing.
We will learn how to work with our life situations as koans. The more we open ourselves up to a particular aspect of a koan, the greater our capacity for befriending that aspect in our daily life, including those aspects that may initially seem beyond our capacity. In that way, koans become portals of awakening into the fullness of our own human experience.
The Fee for the workshop is sFr. 400.- (not including costs for accommodation and food).
You can find information about the beautiful center we will meet, the rooms and food by clicking the links below. Please do the reservation of your room directly at the center. There are different accomodations available. But the places are limited.
www.landguet.ch https://www.landguet.ch/de/unterkunft

For more information send me an e-mail:
b.salaam@bluewin.ch

Bios of the teachers:
Wendy Egyoku Nakao was Abbot of the Zen Center of Los Angeles and currently serves as Head Teacher/Priest. Eve Marko founded Green River Zen Center, Massachusetts; both are Founding Teachers, Zen Peacemaker Order.

Wendy Egyoku Nakao: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Egyoku_Nakao

Eve Marko: https://www.evemarko.com

Zen Center of Los Angeles: https://www.zcla.org

Green River Zen Center: http://www.greenriverzen.org

Book of Householder Koans: http://www.monkfishpublishing.com/products-page-2/buddhism/book-householder-koans/


Zen peacemaker retreat im seminarhaus engl

11. - 16. Oktober 2021

Mit Roshi Barbara Salaam Wegmüller

 

Die fünf Farben des Mandalas

Fünf Energien, fünf Verstrickungen, fünf Weisheitsenergien
Die fünf Weisheitsenergien werden von der vor-Buddhistischen Bön Tradition, im Mahayana und Vajrayana Buddhismus gelehrt und gefeiert.
Wir werden sie spielerisch erkunden um damit vertraut zu werden, denn die fünf Typen der Buddha-Natur, zeigen sich in uns selbst-direkt und präzise in einer ganz bestimmten Eigenart.
In dieser Woche werden wir uns täglich in eine Farbe vertiefen, der Kurs wird schweigende Einheiten, Meditation und Kreisgespräche beinhalten.

 

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retreat in AUSCHWITZ

ZEUGNIS-ABLEGEN-RETREAT IN AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU 02.11. – 7.11.2020

Es ist seitdem viel über diese, einmal im Jahr stattfinden, Retreats geschrieben worden (s. Artikel von Bernie Glassman über die Bearing Witness Retreats in zahlreichen Zeitschriften) Zusätzlich gibt es sechs Filme in verschiedenen Sprachen über diese Retreats. Die Ausrichtung aller Veröffentlichungen ist multikulturell und multireligiös und fokussiert auf die drei Grundsätze der Zen Peacemakers: Nicht-Wissen, Zeugnis ablegen und Liebende Handlung.

Während des Retreats verbringen wir den größten Teil des Tages in Schweigen auf der Selektionsrampe, nah bei den Schienen. Wir chanten die Namen der Toten. Es gibt genügend Zeit, um durch das weitläufige Gelände zu gehen, und in den Frauen- und Kinder-Baracken zu beten, und zu gedenken. Jeden Tag werden den Retreat Teilnehmenden in verschiedenen religiösen Traditionen Zusammenkünfte zum Gebet angeboten. Zu Beginn des Tages treffen sich die Teilnehmenden täglich in kleinen Council-Gruppen*, die es allen ermöglichen möchten ihr inneres Erleben mit anderen zu teilen. Abends trifft sich die gesamte Gruppe und legt Zeugnis ab von der Einheit des Lebens in seinen vielfältigen Ausdrucksformen.

Der Hauptlehrer dieser Retreats ist der Ort selbst – Auschwitz. Zusätzlich wird das Retreat von erfahrenen Spirit Holders begleitet, die sich täglich treffen, über den Gang des Retreats reflektieren und dort wo es nötig ist Veränderungen vornehmen.

 

 

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