Bernie Glassman 1939-2018
This influential Buddhist teacher was a pioneer of Zen in the West, and he blended his spiritual practice with a passion for social activism.
Bernie was one of the most creative forces in Western Buddhism, creating new paths, practices, and organizations to serve the people who fall between the cracks of society. He was a leader in the Socially Engaged Buddhism movement, and founder of Zen Peacemakers International.
Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot of Upaya Zen Center
Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Abbot of Zen Center of Los Angeles
Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Abbot of Village Zendo of New York City
Roshi Fleet Maull, Founder of Prison Mindfulness Institute
Peter Cunningham, Photographer and Zen Peacemaker
Moshe Cohen, Founder of Clowns Without Borders - USA
. . . Plus more speakers to be announced
A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT SHARON SALZBERG: This will be our 10th BuddhaFest, and Sharon has been with us for every single one. Unfortunately, a recent health issue has forced Sharon to cancel her public appearances for several months. Therefore, rather than appearing with us in person, Sharon will participate from New York via livestream. We are grateful for this, and we hope you understand.
Their Talk is Followed by a 20th Anniversary Screening of the classic Buddhist film,
Acclaimed Buddhist Filmmaker Doris Dörrie's classic comedy, ENLIGHTENMENT GUARANTEED
with SYLVIA BOORSTEIN
ROBERT A. F. THURMAN and DR. NIDA CHENAGTSANG