All six sections of the Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life series are now available to to listen or download from Upaya Zen Center.
This may seem like a bit of a tangent from men's issues or masculinity, but learning to bear witness is crucial for men in our work with each other, and also in our roles as friends, partners, sons, fathers, and husbands.
Speaker: Bernie GlassmanRecorded: Friday Aug 19, 2011The founder of the Zen Peacemakers, Zen Master Bernie Glassman, 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. In this workshop Bernie will trace his evolution from the dharma hall to blighted urban streets. He will share the practices and principles he has developed to teach service as spiritual practice and to create sustainable, major service projects, such as the Greyston Foundation in Yonkers, NY. He will share the insights, revelations, personalities and personal experiences that have influenced his life and development. He will present some of his innovations, such as Bearing Witness Retreats, living on urban streets and gathering for a week at Auschwitz-Birkenau. He will talk about the future of socially engaged spiritual practice.To access the entire series, please click on the link below:
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The 6 part series Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life is now published. You can access the desired part of the series by clicking on its link below:
Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life (Part 1)
Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life (Part 2)
Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life (Part 3)
Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life (Part 4)
Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life (Part 5)
Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life (Part 6)