News Updates

Summer Happenings

July 13, 2022

Summer is here!  The daylight is lasting longer, the variety of residential critters are done hiding from the cold, and there are many summer offerings and updates to share! Staff Opening at Springwater Center The Center is preparing to bid farewell for now to Kieran Mead-Ward, and his partner Gabrielle Maisels.  Kieran has contributed in … Read More

Early Summer Update

May 26, 2022

Spring has brought much life back to the grounds in many shapes, sizes and colors. We continue looking for ways to best serve and communicate with this community, and look forward to sharing space with all who are interested—whether that be in silence or in dialogue, in-person or online.  If you are interested in receiving … Read More

Upcoming Spring Events

April 30, 2022

Spring Update Spring’s beauty is burgeoning slowly this year in Springwater. Covid precautions are in place and there is space available in all upcoming retreats with different options offered for in-person and online participation. Take a look! Covid Update: Vaccination plus one booster is currently required. Masks are required during in-person events. Testing is not currently … Read More

Springtime Happenings

March 23, 2022

There is hope in people. Not in society, not in systems, but in you and me.                                                                                     … Read More

Forty years of retreats!

March 2, 2022

In its timeless way, meditative work endures. What is your take on it? It’s been 40 years since the first retreat! Yes, it’s been 40 years since the first retreat at Camp Onanda in March 1982. Where were you in ’82? If you were there, or were a part of the nascent organzation then known … Read More

Limited In-Person Reopening

February 11, 2022

Now Open for In-Person Guest Stays  With numerous Covid precautions in place, the Center has officially reopened to 10 or fewer in-person guests at one time. Staff are excited to share space and quiet with friends once again. Please email reception for details and for information regarding necessary Covid precautions, including vaccines, testing, masking, and arrival … Read More

Temporary In-Person Closure: Gather Online!

December 21, 2021

The wholeness of this moment is so generous in saying, in indicating, what needs to be done.            —Toni Packer Pausing In-Person Center Gatherings Rising Covid concerns have prompted the closure of the Center’s main house to in-person guests and retreat participants until at least mid January. Staff, in consultation with medical … Read More

A Year-End Appeal to Friends

November 19, 2021

2021 Year-End Appeal Thanks to unprecedented support throughout the pandemic, Springwater Center reopened for in-person retreats and guest stays in June, while continuing to offer online access to timed sittings, dialogues and retreats. It is heartwarming to see the life-enriching work of meditative inquiry more accessible than ever before.  However, social-distancing precautions have reduced the … Read More

Late Fall Offerings

October 29, 2021

Whatever is said here about the ‘me network,’ or ‘self’ is not said judgmentally, critically, or with the implication: this is something you have to get rid of, control it. None of that. This is not the essence of this work. The essence is to begin to observe, to question, to come in intimate touch … Read More

Autumn eNewsletter

October 6, 2021

“In describing, interpreting, judging, associating with past experiences, and the emotions that go with all of that, is there still the wind in the trees, now?”                   — Toni Packer, Founder 4-day Silent Retreat with Stew Glick Friday, October 8 – Tuesday, October 12  OPEN for online particpation.  Register here. FULL … Read More

COVID update: The Center is now open to fully vaccinated (including booster) visitors. Masks are required for the first 5 to 10 days of a guest stay, with the option for testing on day 5.