Bearing Witness Retreat

Auschwitz - Birkenau

October 30 - November 5, 2022

Over 25 Years

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Retreat has become the gathering place of Zen Peacemakers from all around the world

The Three Tenets

Not-Knowing, Bearing Witness, and Taking Action that arises from Not-Knowing and Bearing Witness

Transforming Suffering

Healing through contemplative social action, a practice that connects us all.

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The Three Tenets

Not Knowing, Bearing Witness,
Taking Action

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Throughout The World

Bearing Witness Programs

Bearing Witness to the joy and
suffering of the world


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and Education


An expression of Buddhist vows to live an
awakened life and alleviate suffering

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