Most of each day is spent sitting by the train tracks at Birkenau, both in silence and in chanting the names of the dead. There is time to walk through the vast camps, do vigils inside women’s and children’s barracks, and memorial services. Participants meet daily in small Council groups designed to create a safe place for people to share their inner experiences. The whole group meets in the evenings to bear witness to oneness in diversity.
Although Auschwitz, the Place, is the main Teacher for this retreat, experienced Spirit Holders meet, with Bernie Glassman, each day to reflect on the retreat flow, schedule, events and make appropriate modifications if necessary.
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You can also give Laurie Smith, (413) 367-5278, your credit card information, or send a check made payable to Zen Peacemakers, PO Box 460, Sunderland, MA 01375 attention 2015 Auschwitz Retreat. The fee includes all buses, food and accommodations at the Dialogue Center in Oświęcim (walking distance to both Auschwitz 1 and Birkenau). Travel to Krakow and your stay in Krakow are not included in the fee. Please fill out the Registration Form below: There are a small number of single rooms. There are also double, triple and dorms (6 people to a dorm.) When you fill out the Registration Form please help us with room assignments by filling in your gender. Priority is given to couples for the doubles. If you are attending the retreat as a couple, please list your roommate and select “yes” on the couple’s button in the Registration Form. If you have a desired roommate, please give us their name in the appropriate box. If you have special needs please list them in the comments box.