Calendar

All Day Sitting (in-person and online)

All Day Sittings are one of the most popular ways to participate in the work of Springwater Center. We come together for a day of sharing silence, sitting, listening, and meditative dialogue. The day begins at 8:30 am Eastern Time with silent sitting, includes a talk by one of our teaching staff, a group dialogue, and social […]

7-Day Retreat with Stephan Bielfeldt (in-person and online)

  In this retreat Stephan Bielfedt will give talks, be available for private meetings for both in-person and online attendees, and take part in daily online group dialogue as well as an in-person dialogue. Stephan started working with Toni Packer in 1983, regularly taking part in her retreats in Germany and and in the United States. Towards […]

7-Day Retreat with Richard Witteman (in-person and online)

Because of family medical needs, Richard will not be able to travel to Springwater this year to facilitate the June 29- July 6 retreat in person. The Center will run the in-person retreat as usual, and Richard will be joining the retreat over Zoom, offering talks, private meetings, and participating in group dialogue. Wayne Coger […]

July 4-Day Retreat with Wayne Coger

    Wayne Coger has led retreats since 2001. He worked with Toni Packer for more than 30 years, and has been a staff member of the Center since 1983, currently serving as administrator. Previously, he studied at the Rochester Zen Center. Wayne writes: Toni Packer asked me if I would share the work that we […]

All Day Sitting (in-person and online)

All Day Sittings are one of the most popular ways to participate in the work of Springwater Center. We come together for a day of sharing silence, sitting, listening, and meditative dialogue. The day begins at 8:30 am Eastern Time with silent sitting, includes a talk by one of our teaching staff, a group dialogue, and social […]

7-Day Retreat with Bob Dattola (in-person and online)

  Bob Dattola will give talks and be available for private meetings and the daily afternoon group dialogue in this autumn retreat. Bob has been taking part in the Center’s work since its inception. Important questions for him over the years have been “What is Truth or Reality?” and “Where can Truth be found?” In […]

Quiet Weeks

Quiet Weeks offer an opportunity to create a personalized retreat while the Center enters into a modification of its day-to-day working life. There are many possibilities to connect with Springwater teachers in both group and private settings. An extended retreat may be created by combining this Quiet Weeks with attendance at the preceding and post-ceding […]

4-Day Retreat with Sandra Gonzalez (in-person and online)

Sandra will give talks and meet with participants privately and in the afternoon dialogue group in this autumn retreat. Sandra Gonzalez began working with Toni Packer in 1988. Previously, she studied at other meditation centers. in 2003 Toni asked her to be one of the people to help carry on the meditative work of the […]

Quiet Weeks

Quiet Weeks offer an opportunity to create a personalized retreat while the Center enters into a modification of its day-to-day working life. There are many possibilities to connect with Springwater teachers in both group and private settings. An extended retreat may be created by combining this Quiet Weeks with attendance at the preceding 7-Day and […]

7-Day Retreat with Richard Witteman (online)

Richard Witteman will give talks and private meetings and will take part in the daily group dialogue remotely via Zoom. In the silence of retreat, space is here to pause, to slow down. Space to see and feel and listen, to question and wonder…to be intimately in silence, in the heart of whatever we are, […]

Center closed, staff break

The Center will close during this period so that staff can take a break after a busy summer. We’ll be open again Tuesday, October 10 and welcome guests and visitors once again.

4-Day Retreat with Stew Glick (in-person and online)

Stew Glick began working with Roshi Phillip Kapleau at the Rochester Zen Center around 1971. He later began working closely with Toni Packer and came on the Zen Center staff in 1979. Stew played an instrumental role in the land search and initial construction for what would become Springwater Center. He spent over twenty years […]

Teacher/Facilitator Dialogue (Online)

Online Teacher/Facilitator Dialogue Sessions begins at 1:30p.m. New York time. Following a 25-minute minute sitting, two or more Springwater Teachers will dialogue about a specific theme or question. An open group dialogue will conclude the online event. For those who would like to participate via Zoom, please contact us at info@springwatercenter.org.

All Day Sitting (in-person and online)

All Day Sittings are one of the most popular ways to participate in the work of Springwater Center. We come together for a day of sharing silence, sitting, listening, and meditative dialogue. The day begins at 8:30 am Eastern Time with silent sitting, includes a talk by one of our teaching staff, a group dialogue, and social […]

7-Day Retreat with Sandra Gonzalez (in-person and online)

Sandra will give talks and meet with participants privately and in the afternoon dialogue group in this autumn retreat. Sandra Gonzalez began working with Toni Packer in 1988. Previously, she studied at other meditation centers. in 2003 Toni asked her to be one of the people to help carry on the meditative work of the […]

Quiet Weeks

The November Quiet Weeks offer an opportunity to create a personalized retreat while the Center enters into a modification of its day-to-day working life. There are many possibilities to connect with Springwater teachers in both group and private settings. An extended retreat may be created by combining this Quiet Week with attendance at the preceding […]

All Day Sitting (in-person and online)

All Day Sittings are one of the most popular ways to participate in the work of Springwater Center. We come together for a day of sharing silence, sitting, listening, and meditative dialogue. The day begins at 8:30 am Eastern Time with silent sitting, includes a talk by one of our teaching staff, a group dialogue, […]

Center Closed

The Center will close at the end of the day on Saturday, December 15, and reopen the morning of Thursday, December 26. Staff will be taking a break during this holiday period, and then will be preparing for the New-Year’s retreat beginning December 29.

4- Day New Years Retreat with Wayne Coger (in-person and online)

Wayne Coger has led retreats since 2001. He worked with Toni Packer for more than 30 years, and has been a staff member of the Center since 1983, currently serving as administrator. Previously, he studied at the Rochester Zen Center. Wayne writes: Toni Packer asked me if I would share the work that we do […]