When we see the world as one body, it's obvious that we heal everyone at the same time that we heal ourselves, for there are no 'others.'

-- Bernie Glassman, ZP Inc. Founder

ZPO Membership


The Zen Peacemaker Order, a project operated by Zen Peacemakers Inc., is the international community of spiritual practitioners who follow the Zen Peacemakers’ teachings of the Three Tenets in an ever-enlarging circle of influence through social action.

When you choose to enter the ZPO family, you support a world-wide movement of socially engaged spirituality.

There are ZPO Members in: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

Click here for the next steps towards becoming a member. From a street retreat in the alleyways of Cologne, through a bearing witness retreat in war-torn valley of Srebrenica, to a sesshin in the Swiss Alps, crossing states and continents, connect with fellow practitioners, study with diverse Zen teachers or engage ministries in other countries — Joining the ZPO you immerse yourself in a global diverse socially engaged spiritual community. 


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Bernie’s Recovery Fund


Dear Friends of Bernie,

Bernie would like to personally thank all of you who have supported him with donations, gifts and prayers since his stroke on January 12th, 2016. He is now at his home in Montague Massachusetts, USA. He exercises daily and attends Feldenkrais sessions with a personal trainer. These donations will help support his treatments, house-alterations and the salary of a personal caregiver, who monitors his exercising, travels with him to his appointments and helps around the house. We are gathering funds for a $14,000 treatment developed by world-renowned neuroscientist Edward Taub at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Taub Therapy Clinic. Bernie has undergone one such treatment in October 2016 concentrating on his right leg. This treatment was instrumental in helping him travel and participate in the 2016 Zen Peacemakers Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat. This next 2-week treatment will concentrate on his right arm, and this amount will cover the treatment, his travel and compensation for an accompanying caregiver.

We thank all those who have contributed in the past and encourage all those who can contribute towards this next phase to do so again.

All donations towards Bernie’s Recovery Fund (as well as all donations towards Bernie’s Recovery Fund in the past) have been and will be used solely towards his support and not towards any other Zen Peacemakers Inc. projects.

Zen Peacemakers, Inc. is a non-for-profit 501(c)3 and for your US  tax purposes. Checks can be sent to: Zen Peacemakers ATTN: BERNIE’S RECOVERY FUND POBOX 294, Montague MA 01351 or donate online with Paypal or a credit card clicking the button below:

Bernie in therapy at the clinic.

Bernie in therapy at the clinic.

Bernie receiving visitors at home.

Bernie receiving visitors at home.

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Godfried assists Bernie in his speech and language therapy exercises.


Bernie meeting online with friends, successors and doctors.

Bernie meeting online with friends, successors and doctors.


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