Community Groups

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Meditative Inquiry into Social and Cultural Identities

All are welcome to join this online reading and dialogue group on Zoom. If interested, contact Kieran at Kieran@partsandcrafts.org. Posted: 2/4/21

BIPOC Sitting and Dialogue Group

All BIPOC folks are welcome to join this group for timed sitting and group dialogue on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Contact Maggy at mspenc2@yahoo.com. Posted: 2/4/21

Meditation Groups

The following independent meditation groups are organized by people interested in the work of Springwater Center. Please note that these groups are not endorsed by the Center.

United States

Albuquerque, NM

Regular sittings and discussions, including weekly Zoom sittings and dialogue, as well as an annual summer (June or July) 7-day retreat. Retreat is open to people outside of New Mexico too and is affordable. Contact Jay Cutts at (505) 281-0684. See Jay’s website for more information and writings exploring the nature of meditative work.

Asheville, NC

Second Sunday monthly sitting in the time of Covid-19:  sitting and walking meditations on one’s own, followed by tea and time for meditative inquiry via Zoom.For information contact either Arida Emrys or Frank Connors at 828-225-3811.

Maybe when the weather is a bit warmer we can sit together outside. 
 

Ashland, OR

Joan Tollifson holds private meetings online or by phone, and may occasionally offer public events online or in Ashland, Oregon. More information at joantollifson.com.

Buffalo, NY

Thursday night meditation followed by discourse or discussion group. Instruction is available upon request. Visit their website for more information.

Columbia , Virginia

The Mandala Kaya Retreat Center, located in rural central Virginia, offers retreats and other periodic events in the spirit of Springwater Center and the teachings of Toni Packer, including retreats led by Wayne Coger, Richard Witteman, and Sandra Gonzalez.  For more information, please contact Mark Bryant at markbryant108@gmail.comor 434-392-7916.

Richmond, VA

The Richmond Meditative Inquiry Group holds twice weekly meetings with sitting and walking meditation, talks, and group dialogue. The group also co-hosts periodic weekend retreats led by Wayne Coger, Sandra Gonzalez, or Richard Witteman.  For more information contact Kirk Warren Brown at mi@ekojirichmond.org.  

Rochester, NY

Weekly sitting/dialogue group in Rochester with Stew Glick. Stew can also be available during the week if people wish to sit and look at something together. Some information about Stew can be accessed here. Please contact Stew if you would like to meet or be on the email list to be notified of meetings: stewmg@frontiernet.net

Temecula, CA

Online meetings with Magdi Badawy. Please contact Magdi for more information: magdi0198@gmail.com  

Finland

Oulu

The Oulu Mindfulness group holds weekly sittings on Sundays in a lovely sitting space in the peaceful Hietasaari area of Oulu. They also organize retreats and other activities several times during the year. For more information, please see our website at www,oulumindfulness.fi, or contact Ari-Pekka Skarp at info@oulumindfulness.fisu

Germany

Bielefeld

The Oulu Mindfulness group holds weekly sittings on Wednesdays and Saturdays in a lovely sitting space in the peaceful Hietasaari area of Oulu. They also organize retreats and other activities several times during the year. For more information, please see our website at www,oulumindfulness.fi, or contact Ari-Pekka Skarp at info@oulumindfulness.fi

Elmshorn

Sittings with Stephan Bielfeldt are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. All are welcome, no experience necessary. We sit three periods of 25 minutes with walking periods of 5 minutes in between. Location is Die Brücke Elmshorn e.V., Neue Straße 7, D-25335 Elmshorn. For more info contact Stephan at +49-4122-858-194 or stephan@springwater-meditation.de.

Hamburg

Regular Sunday afternoon sittings with Stephan Bielfeldt

All are welcome, no experience necessary. We sit five periods of 25 minutes, with walking periods of 5 minutes in between. Sittings are held in the meditation room in the basement of the Buddhistische Gesellschaft in D-22337 Hamburg, Beisserstraße 23. For more information call Stephan at +49-4122-858-194 or see bghh.de.

Lübeck

Contact Stephan about retreats at Seminarhaus Schlagsülsdorf.

+49 4122 858 194 / stephan@springwater-meditation.de

Mexico

Oaxaca

Zen meditation and conversation. We’re an always changing group of Oaxacans, expats, and visitors meditating and exploring together this difficult and amazing life. All our events involve a koan in the inquiry. There’s good info about what we’re doing at our website oaxacazen.com, in both English and Spanish.

Poland

Warsaw

Once a month on Saturday half-a-day sitting (11 am. till 2:30 pm. live or online depending on the conditions) with recorded talks by Stephan Bielfeldt at the Kanzeon Sangha Zendo. Info: FB – “Grupa medytacyjna Toni Packer” – Jacek Dobrowolski: jdobro@wp.pl

Spain

Barcelona

Weekly sittings, taped talks, videos, readings, and discussion in English or German. Visit their website or contact: Torsten Cámara by e-mail at meditation.in.stillness@gmail.com.

United Kingdom

Tring

Would like to start a weekly or monthly meditation group in the Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire area. The suggested agenda would include timed sittings, walking meditation, tapes by Toni Packer or other Springwater teachers, and a discussion period. Anyone who is interested in forming a group, please contact Greg at jon.g.wright@ntlworld.com.

COVID-19 update: The Center has reopened following CDC and NYS guidelines. At this time we are accommodating guests who have been fully vaccinated.

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