Bearing Witness Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Nov. 4–8
For the 18th year, Bernie Glassman and the Zen Peacemakers are returning to Auschwitz-Birkenau for a Bearing Witness retreat. This year’s program runs from November 4 to 8.
Glassman, along with Eve Marko and Andrzej Krajewski, started the retreats in 1996, and they’ve been happening every year since. Most of the retreat is spent sitting near the train tracks in Birkenau, both silently and while chanting the names of the dead. There is also time to walk through the vast camps and hold vigils and memorial services. Participants will also meet in groups each day to share their experiences.
For more information, and to register, click here.