News Updates

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

Upcoming Retreat in September

September 10, 2021

In person and online participation at the Sept 18-25 retreat available. September Update Sitting quietly, doing nothing, not knowing what is next and not concerned with what was or what may be next, a new mind is operating that is not connected with the conditioned past and yet perceives and understands the whole mechanism of … Read More

August/September retreats

August 25, 2021

In person and online participation at silent retreats continue. Upcoming Retreats We rarely touch this. We rarely contact this simple moment. So used to constant input and excitement, we lack fine-tuning into all the subtleties of this instant, the ability to register a quiet aliveness without the stirring of expectation.

July/August Update

July 23, 2021

Springwater Center gets busy with in person events. A Busy Summer Since Springwater Center has re-opened to in-person guests and participants at retreats and with the warm temperatures of summer a long missed air of busyness pervades. The garden is in the growing season, the guest cabin deck has been replaced, there are more meals … Read More

June Update

June 2, 2021

Springwater Center reopens and other news. Springwater Center has Reopened With great excitement the Center reopened to fully vaccinated guests on Tuesday May 25. Staff let out a cheer when our first in-person guest in the main house entered the dining room. The Center is now welcoming in-person participants at retreats and all day sittings, … Read More

May Update

May 5, 2021

Upcoming retreats and other news April Showers Have Brought  May Flowers This spring is turning out to be a great season for flowering trees. Chipmunks and birds are returning and the air is so fragrant and warm. Even though this update comes soon after the April/May newsletter, there is more news to share. May 8-18, … Read More

April/May Update

April 17, 2021

Upcoming retreats and other news Walking the Trails  While the main building remains closed, the Center’s beautiful trails through fields and woods, passing by streams, ravines and cascade, are open to members and friends who would like to take a day-time hike.  Bring a lunch to enjoy on the trail benches or by the pond. … Read More

February/March News Update

February 8, 2021

Upcoming online retreats offer opportunities to quiet down inside. Winter Reflections On a moonlit night in Springwater, NY snowflakes fall softly to the ground, each flake a unique wonder. One falls on another and then another joins until something new forms like some preordained plan. So graceful. When we humans come together it is perhaps … Read More

COVID update: Following CDC guidelines we are accommodating guests who have been fully vaccinated and ask that Retreat and All Day Sitting guests wear masks inside the main building.