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At play in the fields of the Pure Land / Im Spiel auf den Feldern des Reinen Landes

19. - 23. Juni

How do we live a life of meaning? How do we live with fear, but not be oppressed by fear? How do we live as human beings in all our depth, fullness, and differences, and make of our individual lives an offering—the Supreme Meal—to help everyone?

Not-knowing, Bearing Witness, Loving Action. These are the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers. On June – Roshi Bernie Glassman, Founder of the Zen Peacemakers, and Roshi Eve Myonen Marko will explore the practice of these Three Tenets in their own lives and in the lives of workshop participants. Together we will examine how the practice of meditation and plunges like Auschwitz, Rwanda, and the streets help us see ourselves as Other and Other as ourselves. We will look at the challenges of Zen practice in the daily lives of lay practitioners with families and careers, and how we use these precious lives to fulfill the vow of the Bodhisattva, the mensch, to free and serve all beings.

Social entrepreneur, activist, businessman, and Zen master, Bernie Glassman is a renowned teacher of social action as Buddhist practice. His wife, Eve Myonen Marko, is a writer, teacher, and activist. Together, the two continue to bear witness to life in all its aspects and colors, and invite everyone to play with them in the infinite fields of the Pure Land.

Bernie Glassman

Roshi, is the founder of the Zen Peacemakers. He evolved from a traditional Zen Buddhist monastery-model practice to become a leading proponent of social engagement as spiritual practice. He is internationally recognized as a pioneer of Buddhism in the West and as a founder of Socially Engaged Buddhism and spiritually based Social Enterprise. He has proven to be one of the most creative forces in Western Buddhism, creating new paths, practices, liturgy and organizations to serve the people who fall between the cracks of society.

Eve Marko

Roshi, is a dharma successor of Zen Master Bernie Glassman, a Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order and the head teacher at the Montague Farm Zendo in Montague, MA. With her husband and teacher, Bernie Glassman, she co-founded Peacemaker Circle International, which linked and trained spiritually-based social activists and peacemakers around the world. During that time she helped develop coalitions of Civil Society activists in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. During the 1980s she worked in the Greyston Mandala, a Buddhist-inspired network of for-profits and not-for-profits in Yonkers, New York. Eve has written and edited numerous articles about the Zen Peacemakers and its member activists, and also collaborated with Roshi Bernie Glassman in the writing of Bearing Witness: A Zen Master’s Instructions on Making Peace, which was published by Random House in 1998. She has also written biographies and mystery books for children, published by Waldman Publishing. She was a long-time member of the Zen Community of New York, which founded the Greyston Mandala organizations in Yonkers, New York. She was critical in the organization’s progress and developed resources and funding for Greyston Family Inn and Greyston Foundation. Marko was also Executive Director for the Music For the World Foundation, which funds and advocates on behalf of music education programs in American schools.

Datum Kurskosten Zimmerpreise Anmeldung
19. - 23. Juni 2013
Mittwoch 18:00 Uhr
Sonntag 13:00 Uhr
CHF 500 Mehrbettzimmer: CHF 360 (90/Tag)
Doppelzimmer: CHF 460 (115/Tag)
Einzelzimmer*: CHF 580 (145/Tag)
zzgl.Kurtaxe: CHF 10.80 (2.70/Tag)

*Einzelzimmer können reserviert, jedoch nicht garantiert werden. Die verfügbaren werden vergeben, sobald die Anzahl Teilnehmender feststeht, eventuell erst bei Ihrer Ankunft. In dem Fall kann der Aufpreis bar bezahlt werden (keine Kreditkarten).