Closed for Silent Winter Retreat


Birken is now closed for our Silent Winter Retreat, the annual period from January-March when monastery duties wind down and a more tranquil atmosphere is fostered. It's a time when the monastics, residents, and a few guests turn our attention towards personal practice amidst a landscape of snow and all encompassing silence.

We will respond to emails again starting in April. Registration for 2017 Personal Retreats, Day Visits, and most of our Scheduled Retreats will open on April 1, 2017. Please see our Event Calendar and Book a Visit pages for more information.

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May your winter be filled with boundless peace and joy.