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

Annandale, VA

Magdi Badaway holds weekly meetings at his home located 15 minutes outside Washington DC. He conducts guided meditations and meetings with people who are interested in this work. Magdi is available at 240-832-7776 or via email at magdi0198@gmail.com.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Regular sittings and discussions, 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.

Ashland, Oregon

Joan Tollifson holds public and private meetings in Ashland and occasionally elsewhere, and offers phone meetings as well. More information at joantollifson.com

Buffalo, New York

Sunday evening sittings in Buffalo and Wednesday evening sittings in Williamsville, NY. Periodic introduction to meditation/inquiry workshops and study groups. All events are freely offered. Contact Paul Lukasik at (716) 626-9016 ext. 205 or email at info@buffalodharma.org,  web site www.BuffaloDharma.org.

Chicago

Weekly meditation group in Hyde Park. If interested, feel free to contact Erik Randall for details at erikrandall@yahoo.com

Maine

Regular sittings and discussions, including one-day and two-day retreats entitled Introduction to Not Knowing. Contact Mike Stiler at (207) 701-8388, e-mail mstiler.art@gmail.com.

Richmond, Virginia

The Richmond Meditative Inquiry Group holds twice weekly meetings with sitting and walking meditation, talks, and group dialogue.  The group also has periodic special events including weekend retreats led by Wayne Coger, Sandra Gonzalez, or Richard Witteman.  For more information  see the Richmond Meditative Inquiry Group site. Contact Mark Bryant at 434-392-7916 or markbryant108@gmail.com.

Rochester, New York

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

FINLAND

Oulu

The Oulu Mindfulness group holds weekly sittings on Wednesdays and Saturdays in a lovely sitting space in the peaceful Hietasaari area of Oulu. We 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

GERMANY

Bielefeld

Sittings are held on Thursdays. For information contact Beate Jens, email info@sitzeninstille.de, or call her at 49-151-1496 3266.

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 Bruecke 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

Stephan Bielfeldt

Stephan Bielfeldt

Sunday afternoon sittings with Stephan Bielfeldt will be held from 1-5 p.m. on the following dates in 2017:

Jan. 22, Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 23, May 21, June 18, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 15, Nov. 12, Dec. 10.

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.

Luebeck

September 23 – 30, 2017. There will be a seven-day retreat with Stephan Bielfeldt in Luebeck. Contact Stephan for information about this retreat.  tel. +49 (0) 4122 858 194 or e-mail stephan@springwater-meditation.de.

Koeln (Cologne)

Sittings with taped talks and/or group exchanges are held. Contact Astrid Schillings at 49-0221-562-5770 or 251299.

MEXICO

Oaxaca

Regular weekly sittings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and Wednesday evenings. For more information contact D Allen at lindobird@gmail.com, or check the Casa del Angel website.

POLAND

Kazimierez

May 27 – June 3, 2017
7-Day Retreat with
Stephan Bielfeldt in a pension near Kazimierz, which is a 2hr. 15min. bus ride from Warsaw. The retreat will be held at a beautiful country estate where there are two comfortable wooden houses and an octagonal sitting room. For more information contact Stephan at tel. +49 (0) 4122 858 194 or stephan@springwater-meditation.de or Jacek Dobrowolski who is the translator and organizer by e-mail at jdobro@wp.pl.

Warsaw

Once or twice a month Saturday half-a-day sittings with recorded talks by Toni Packer or Stephan Bielfeldt at the Kanzeon Sangha Zendo or at a private house in the country. Info: FB – Grupa medytacyjna Toni Packer and 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.

SWEDEN

Stockholm

Sittings most mornings and several evenings each week. Weekend or full-day sittings once a month. For more info visit www.alipsa.se or contact Per Nyfelt at per.nyfelt@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.