To study the Buddha way is to study the self.
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.
~Dogen Zenji

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by Bobby Werner

Zen Peacemaker Path


  • Not-Knowing, thereby giving up fixed ideas about ourselves and the universe. Ride the breath into Great Silence. Empty yourself and let go of all your knowing; let go into spaciousness.

  • Bearing witness to the joy and suffering of the world. From not-knowing, see as many positions of a given situation as possible. Listen deeply. Be inclusive and connect with many perspectives, without being limited by attachments and aversions and without fixing your position.

  • Loving actions towards ourselves and others. An impulse to action will arise. We call this action a loving or healing action because it has naturally emerged from not-knowing and bearing witness to the wholeness of a situation.
    Trust yourself Take action - do it! Offer your action with gratitude and love for the well being of all.


  • Oneness the awakened nature of all beings.

  • Diversity the ocean of wisdom and compassion.

  • Harmony the interdependence of all creation.
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