Rami Avraham Efal

Dharma Holder in the Zen Peacemakers Lineage, Rabbi and Cantor in Training, and Artist in Brooklyn, NY

Rami Avraham Efal

Dharma Holder in the Zen Peacemakers Lineage, Rabbi and Cantor in Training, and Artist in Brooklyn, NY

Rami Avraham Efal, Israel-born, is a dharma holder in the Zen Peacemakers Lineage and student of the late Zen Buddhist teacher Bernie Glassman. Avraham has been practicing meditation since 2005 and has lived and trained for four years at Zen Mountain Monastery and the Zen Center of New York City. He is the former executive director of Zen Peacemakers International and has organized and co-led the Bearing Witness retreats in Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Native American Bearing Witness programs. Today, Avraham weaves Secular, Jewish and Buddhist spirituality with cross-cultural peacebuilding practices, nonviolent communication, artmaking, and contemplative creativity in New York City & internationally, and consults social enterprises and human rights organizations. He currently undergoes rabbinic and cantorial training with the Aleph Ordination Program.

Rami is also a presented and published artist, and the author of the Ignatz Award-nominated Graphic Novel "The Lantern and the Wave."

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  • Education
    • School of International Training
    • School of Visual Arts NYC & Bezalel Academy, IL
    • New York Center for Nonviolent Communication
    • Aleph Ordination Program
    • Zen Mountain Monastery
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