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A leader among the first generation of American Zen teachers, Bernie Glassman served as abbot of various Zen centers, was the first President of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association of America, and has 40 successors that teach in various countries around the world.

He is mostly known for his fierce advocacy of Buddhism and social action. Named by Business Week Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 1993, he founded the Greyston Mandala of for-profits and non-profits to benefit homeless and low-income families and served, along with Ram Dass, as Spiritual Director of the Social Venture Network.

He founded Zen Peacemakers, an international movement of Zen social activists working in many different areas of peacemaking, social and economic justice, end-of-life care and sustaining of the earth.

As he approaches his 76th year he continues to do street retreats and lead multifaith, multinational bearing witness retreats at places of searing trauma like Auschwitz and Rwanda

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Peter Cunningham
mananman Grand Manan, NB, Canada

Peter Cunningham has been a professional photographer for over 30 years.  His teachers include Baptist fisherman Lester Tate, modern dancer Martha Myers, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and American performing artist Bruce Springsteen.  Peter has exhibited his photos in New York, Krakow, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Berlin and Grand Manan, Canada; his clients include singers, teachers, chefs, playwrights, athletes, accountants, actors, fishermen and clowns. Peter teaches“Photography as Zen Practice” in the US and China and is co-author with Peter Matthiessen of “Are You There Yet? A Zen Journey through Space and TIme.” He is also a co-founder with Bernie Glassman and Mr.Yoowho of “The Order of DisOrder”.

Publish Date  January 20, 2014

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  234 pgs   ProLine Pearl Photo Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

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