Have you considered joining this retreat in the past?
Have you been waiting for a 'better time' to join?
Are you feeling concern with any part of the retreat?
This November, Zen Peacemakers will return to bear witness at the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. To many who join, the retreat begins long before ever setting foot in Poland. If you feel the workings of these questions already in you, the retreat may have already begun for you. If so, you are invited to a question and answer session with Spirit Holder Barbara Wegmüller and ZPI Executive Director Rami Efal to address these and any other questions or concerns you may have about the retreat. There's no cost to participate or expectation for you to register for the retreat afterwards.
5min : Welcome
10min : Introduction
10min: Retreat's history and overview
30min: Questions and Answers
Link to the online Q&A session will be sent a week before the event. It is intended for those who have never participated in the retreat before.
Roshi Barbara Salaam Wegmüller has been a student of dreamwork, Sufism, Zen and Tibetan Buddhism and is a dharma successor of Bernie Glassman. Since 2005 she has been a spirit holder at the Zen Peacemakers Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat as well as a leader and participant in the Zen Peacemakers retreats in Rwanda (2014), the Black Hills (2015) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (2016). She is member of the board of directors of Zen Peacemakers International.
Rami Efal is the executive director of Zen Peacemakers International. He has organized and led the staff of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat since 2015.