Bernie Glassman

Roshi Bernie Glassman is an American Zenteacher and co-founder of the Zen Peacemakers, which was established in 1996 with his late wife Sandra Jishu Holmes.

Recent Articles

The Kung Fu Nuns, Fighting for All Sentient Beings

Karen Greenspan reports for Lion's Roar on this courageous group of Himalayan Buddhist sisters, who champion gender equality and respect for the environment. 

The Zen of The Dude

Is the Dude a Zen master? His enigmatic pronouncements are certainly food for thought—or nonthought.

Bernie Glassman staring out of a window at Auschwitz.

Bearing Witness to All of Life

Roshi Bernie Glassman on the three pure precepts — cease from evil, do good, and do good for others — and why they all come down to one point.

Man sitting in front of whole foods in zazen posture with hat on ground, begging for changing.

The Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers

Bernie Glassman explains how the three tenets of the Zen Peacemakers work to turn confusion into skillful action.

Bear Witness to All of Life

Bernie Glassman on the three pure precepts—cease from evil, do good, and do good for others—and why they all come down to a single point.

Dharma Brother Daido

Bernie Glassman recalls his longtime friendship with John Daido Loori.

There Are No Words

Roshi Bernard Glassman discusses his practice of bereavement following the death of his wife and dharma partner, Sensei Sandra Jishu Holmes.