Upcoming Retreat in September

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

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.

Questions from an Interview by Richard McDaniel

RM:  Explain to me what the Springwater Center for meditative Inquiry is. SG:  Is hard to put in words what the essence of this work of Meditative Inquiry points to, since is not a method to be practiced that is handed out to participants, but is more an invitation to explore into the nature of … Read More

Is Spending Time in a Silent Retreat Self-indulgent? 

What is this self?  Is the mind fixating on thoughts and stories that we are a separate entity locked into a cocoon apart from all other life?   And from that grows insensitivity while we seek pleasure at all costs without concern for the potential impact on others? Are we indulging this sense of me? A … Read More

July/August Update

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