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Wednesday Evening Sitting/Dialogue hosted by Kirk Warren Brown
Kirk Warren Brown is on the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches and conducts research on the impacts of meditation on people’s lives. He has been retreating and working with teachers at Springwater Center since 1999 and has facilitated meditation groups in the spirit of the Center’s work since 2005.
In this new online group offering we will meet with each other in silent meditation and in group dialogue to bring presence into our lives in meaningful, enlivening ways. Beginning in January of 2024 the group will meet Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST, with 25 minutes of meditation followed by an hour of dialogue. Kirk writes: “Presence, or awareness, is not a skill to be learned, but an inherent capacity we all share, however veiled it may seem. Thus, all are welcome.”
Kirk can be reached at email@example.com
Nonviolent Communication Practice and Empathy
Join this online Nonviolent Communication group to give and receive empathy and to practice NVC skills. Contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 434-392-7916.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
Online meetings with Magdi Badawy. Please contact Magdi for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
Contact Stephan about retreats at Seminarhaus Schlagsülsdorf.
+49 4122 858 194 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: email@example.com
Weekly sittings, taped talks, videos, readings, and discussion in English or German. Visit their website or contact: Torsten Cámara by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.