DMZ is the common abbreviation for a demilitarized zone, a place where we set aside the tools of suffering so we can explore other tools that might serve us better. DMZ is an independent project, founded in 2012 by Clark Hanjian.
The mission of DMZ is to ease suffering in our world by exploring the inner life and the work of nonviolence.
Suffering arises from within, from our desire and hate, our clinging and pushing away, our belief that things are unable to change, and our belief that we are separate entities from the people and situations that burden us. All these inner habits create anxiety and provoke us to harm.
Ease and freedom also arise from within. As we develop practices of generosity, patience, and equanimity, as we sharpen our awareness of unceasing change, as we attune to our interdependence with others . . . anxiety and harm subside. By tending to these matters of the inner life, we ease suffering in the world.
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Providing chaplain support, promoting satyagraha as a means of nonviolent social change, and encouraging demilitarization all require time to do well. Your gifts enable me to invest this time. Please note that your contributions are not tax-deductible. I have not sought corporate or tax-exempt status, believing that we should be bound by conscience, not by governmental regulations, rewards, or privileges. Thank you for your kind generosity!
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Clark is currently training as a Buddhist chaplain at Upaya Zen Center. Clark produces DMZ (dmzlab.org) and has worked for over 30 years on peace and justice issues. Most recently, he cofounded Satyagraha Institute and served as the program's General Coordinator. He has provided organizational services for a variety of groups, including Amnesty International, War Resisters League, National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee, Rabbis for Human Rights, St. Francis Catholic Worker Community, The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, and the National Conference on Nonviolence. He worked for seven years as a mediator in private practice, and he is the author of several publications, including Satyagraha and the Inner Life (2017), A Pacifist Primer (2004), and The Sovrien: An Exploration of the Right to Be Stateless (2003). Clark received his BA from Lycoming College, performed graduate studies at Wesley Theological Seminary, and received a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. He is an alumnus of the Lisle Fellowship/Gandhi Peace Foundation program in India.
Clark's publications are available at Polyspire.
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