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August 2020

Seven-Day Online Retreat with Bob Dattola

August 8 - August 15

Bob Dattola will give talks and be available for private meetings and the daily afternoon group dialogue in this summer 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 addition to pursuing his career at Xerox and Cornell University, Bob has served as a trustee for many years and in recent years has been leading…

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Un Día de Meditación Meditativa en Español y Inglés

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Springwater se complace en anunciarles que ofrecerá un día de Meditación Meditativa en Español y Inglés. Este Sera facilitado por Sandra Gonzalez via zoom desde Springwater Center y sera un día Domingo, Agosto 23. Comenzando a las 8:00 am con meditaciones formales, charla en la mañana y tiempos libre entre cada actividad. Finalizando el día con un Grupo de Dialogo a las 4:00 pm. Si están interesados por favor comunicarse con Springwater Center info@springwatercenter.org dirigida a Maggie en recepción o…

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Seven-Day Online Retreat with Sandra Gonzalez and Susan Schepp

August 29 - September 5

Sandra and Susan have been engaged in meditation and meditative work at the Center for many years. They’ll both give talks and take part in the afternoon group dialogues, as well as being available for group and private meetings. Sandra Gonzalez has led retreats in both English and Spanish for several years. She began working with Toni in 1988. Previously, she studied at other meditation centers. Sandra was born and raised in Nicaragua. She leads or participates in retreats in…

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September 2020

All Day Sitting-on Zoom

September 12

All are welcome to attend this virtual All Day Sitting event beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The day includes timed and un-timed sittings, a talk, afternoon dialogue group, and social time from 3:30 to 4:00. We will meet via the Zoom platform. For those who would like to participate and who need a Zoom invitation and more information, please contact us at info@springwatercenter.org.

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Seven-Day Online Retreat with Richard Witteman

September 19 - September 26

Richard Witteman will give talks and private meetings and will take part in the daily group dialogue. 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, whatever is here. Sunlight and shadow…trees and rustling leaves…sensations, thoughts, and feelings. There is room to ease up around judging, evaluating, and improving ourselves, trying to be someone…

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Center Closed

September 27 - October 5

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 6 and welcoming guests and visitors.

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October 2020

Four-Day Online Retreat with Stew Glick

October 9 - October 13

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 on staff as assistant administrator. He was one of several people whom Toni invited to continue the teaching work of the Center, and has led…

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All Day Sitting-on Zoom

October 31

All are welcome to attend this virtual All Day Sitting event beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The day includes timed and un-timed sittings, a talk, afternoon dialogue group, and social time from 3:30 to 4:00. We will meet via the Zoom platform. For those who would like to participate and who need a Zoom invitation and more information, please contact us at info@springwatercenter.org.

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November 2020

Seven-Day Online Retreat with Sandra Gonzalez

November 7 - November 14

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 Center. Sandra spends part of the year in Springwater. She also leads or participates in several retreats away from Springwater each year. Born and raised…

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December 2020

All Day Sitting-on Zoom

December 5

All are welcome to attend this virtual All Day Sitting event beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The day includes timed and un-timed sittings, a talk, afternoon dialogue group, and social time from 3:30 to 4:00. We will meet via the Zoom platform. For those who would like to participate and who need a Zoom invitation and more information, please contact us at info@springwatercenter.org.

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Staff Break/Center Closed

December 18 - December 27

The Center will close at the end of the day on Friday, December 18, and reopen Monday, December 28. Staff will be taking a break during this holiday period, and then will be preparing for the New-Year’s retreat beginning December 29.

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Four-Day New Years’ Retreat with Wayne Coger

December 30, 2020 - January 3, 2021

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 with others. While I have never had any desire to become a ‘teacher,’ exploring the work of meditative inquiry has been my deepest joy and…

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