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10 thoughts on “Bearing Witness: A Zen Master's Lessons in Making Peace

  1. says:

    A story of peacemaking inside out through the stories of Auschwitz, the streets, and the neighborhood.


  2. says:

    Glassman s analysis of relating to others, and life, is the key The title says it all Bearing witness to who and what is in front of you We bear witness to our own preferences, aversions or clinging, in various situations, and bear witness to the emotions, the smells, the chaos, etc In this, by being observant first and foremost, we bring our best to the proverbial table In his approach, as a Zen master, I draw similarity Tibetan acharya Pema Chodron the two seem to essentially say the same thing in slightly different words And where Chodron s work tends to go to the personal, recognizing and sitting through pain and chaos, small or big, within our psyche, Glassman brings it to our relating to others, as well For me the most significant, lasting focus was that of homelessness His words and approach have had the effect of tearing down the mental walls I have built over a lifetime in being to the seemingly growing number of homeless and disaffected around our community I can never just walk by a homeless person without either relating to them specifically, or at a minimum recognizing their humanity as preeminent For Glassman, to place to begin to effect change is to bear witness to suffering We don t bear witness with the goal of making change, rather the bearing witness IS the change We don t walk into a room of strangers with our agenda and start moving things about first we listen and observe inwardly and outwardly, to gain awareness of all relevancies including, again, our own hesitancies and impulses.Glassman s exploration takes him to Auschwitz and the streets of NYC Some of us probably most if not ALL of us don t have to take one step out our own door to practice bearing witness to the suffering of others Whereas he is not unlike the Buddhist anthropologist, sampling this unique approach in the harshest of scenarios, so many of us can benefit from seeing how to bring this life changing approach to the terror that may define certain aspects of our own lives and families.The book, unfortunately, alludes to a pseudo biographical account that was, evidently, later discredited as fraudulent, related to a supposed holocaust survivor.Glassman wouldn t have known that at the time this book was written Its inclusion, nonetheless, upset me quite a bit, but for the fact that I could imagine real scenarios just as tragic.


  3. says:

    A touching account of the Zen Peacemakers written by founder Bernie Glassman The book speaks as the title states to Bear Witness to the experiences and suffering of life in an effort to help bring people together through understanding and compassion The chapters that illustrate the Zen Peacemaker Bearing Witness retreats held at Auschwitz are incredibly powerful, a bearing witness to great wrongs, and a remembering of those lost to cruelty and intolerance.


  4. says:

    Probably one of the best and transformative books I have read in a long time Bernie doesn t pretend to have the answers, but as he says he starts you asking questions to search for the answer that fits for that moment It s an active guide to apply zen teachings to your everyday life and embrace the unknowing.


  5. says:

    Mudou minha vida Me fez entrar pra Ordem Me fez entrar pro Templo Me fez fazer romaria Auschwitz Nada foi igual pra mim depois de ler o Bernie.


  6. says:

    This book was inspiring but still a little depressing About a man who s qwest is to create peace and tells of a remarkable trip to Germany and the concetration camps Very inspiring, but it s sad to think about the camps In the end you do want to do something to make the world a better place.


  7. says:

    This is getting far enough back that I have trouble remembering it.


  8. says:

    Life changing.


  9. says:

    Got this from a friend Still grateful he sent it.


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