We’re all part of this web of life, there is nothing without meaning, there is no such thing as smallness or irrelevance. The job of the artist and the teacher is to make our connecting strands more visible.       Eve Marko 

In the Strands section I divide my life into five topic areas, based on the pattern  developed by Bernie Glassman, adapted from the  Five Buddha Families made widely known in the west by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

In creating the Zen Peacemakers Order, Bernie Glassman adapted the mandala of the Five Buddha Families from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s presentation. I  have borrowed the five aspects that Bernie called Spirituality, Study, Livelihood, Relationship, and Social Action as a way to view my embededness in the web of life.