For twenty years, The Berkana Institute has worked in friendship and partnership with people around the world who are discovering that there is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. After these many years of constant work we have discerned that the time has come for the Institute to rest. We have decided to “bed down” Berkana for a period of stillness and quiet, Winter in the cycle of life. During this time, we’re gathering our energy, preserving our valuable capacities, and listening in for Spring. When Spring comes, in ways we can’t yet know, we will be back in the world, doing the work that feels right for us to be doing.