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Four-Day Retreat with Stew Glick
April 22, 2022 - April 26, 2022
This retreat will be held in-person, with an option to access talks remotely. Stew Glick will give talks and private meetings and will take part in the daily group dialogue at the Center. Audio from talks will be recorded using Zoom; if you are interested in signing in to hear daily talks, please email Maggy at firstname.lastname@example.org. The other scheduled aspects of retreat are only available to in-person participants (such as timed sittings and group dialogues).
Stew 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 retreats since the mid-1990s. Stew left staff in 2008 to move to Rochester with his wife Lisa Schwartz, and after a few of years he began an informal weekly group for people to sit quietly and inquire together in the city. He writes:
An important ingredient in meditative inquiry is this act of open listening. Listening, wondering and not knowing: this can all happen alone or together with like-minded people. Looking together with others has the opportunity wherein someone might point something out that we haven’t noticed or seen before. In the spirit of something Nisargadatta – an Indian teacher – once said, in an instance such as this . . .’What does it matter, who is who?!” What matters most is the looking itself – in which there is truly no ‘me’ and no ‘you’. Can we meet together in that spirit?