Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

A Zen Master's Lessons in Making Peace

Book - 1998
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In Bearing Witness, the author tells how & why he started the Zen Peacemaker Order & offers powerful teaching stories that illustrate ways of making peace one moment at a time. Each chapter focuses on an event or person & demonstrates how a particular peacemaker vow is put into practice. We meet people who have made peace with themselves, their addictions, & their families, & have now committed themselves to making peace in inner cities, troubled communities, & wartorn countries. Through their stories, & through the authors testimony about annual retreats he leads at Auschwitz & among New York's homeless, we come to understand that the essence of peacemaking if threefold - letting go of fixed ideas, healing ourselves & others, & bearing witness to whatever is taking place within us & right before our eyes.
Publisher: New York : Bell Tower, c1998
ISBN: 9780609600610
Characteristics: xv, 217 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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