Zen master; founder, Zen Peacemakers
The founder of the Zen Peacemakers, Zen Master Bernie Glassman evolved from a traditional Zen Buddhist monastery-model practice to become a leading proponent of social engagement as spiritual practice. He is internationally recognized as a pioneer of Buddhism in the West and as a founder of Socially Engaged Buddhism and spiritually based Social Entrepreneurship. He has proven to be one of the most creative forces in Western Buddhism, creating new paths, practices, liturgy and organizations to serve the people who fall between the cracks of society. He writes his posts with the help of his assistant, Ari Pliskin.