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Seven-Day Retreat with Les Schaffer (online)

In this late winter/early spring retreat, Les Schaffer will give morning talks, and offer private meetings. In Les’ retreats, there is an emphasis on 1:1 meetings to focus on the retreat and meditation practice. To date, Springwater has said these meetings are optional. Les is making a change and asking that people come to at […]

All Day Sitting (online)

All Day Sittings are one of the most popular ways to participate in the work of Springwater Center. We come together on Zoom 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 vegetarian […]

All Day Sitting (in-person)

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 with silent sitting, includes a talk by one of our teaching staff, a vegetarian lunch, a group dialogue, and refreshments […]

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.

Four-Day Retreat with Stew Glick (in-person)

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 a role in the land search and initial construction for what would become Springwater Center. He spent over twenty years on […]

Seven-Day Retreat with Sandra Gonzalez and Wayne Coger (in-person and online)

The beautiful month of May brings Sandra and Wayne together again for a retreat in which both will give talks and meet with participants privately and in the afternoon dialogue groups. Sandra Gonzalez has led retreats in both English and Spanish for several years. She began working with Toni in 1988. Previously, she studied at […]

All Day Sitting (in-person)

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 with silent sitting, includes a talk by one of our teaching staff, a vegetarian lunch, a group dialogue, and refreshments […]

Annual Meeting (online)

At the Annual Meeting members of the Center may participate in the Trustee's election and all attendees may participate in an open discussion. There will be a potluck lunch following the meeting this year. All are welcome to come and enjoy food and fellowship at Springwater Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to […]

Seven-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. […]

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

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. […]

Four-Day Retreat with Les Schaffer (online)

In this late winter/early spring retreat, Les Schaffer will give morning talks, and offer private meetings. In Les’ retreats, there is an emphasis on 1:1 meetings to focus on the retreat and meditation practice. To date, Springwater has said these meetings are optional. Les is making a change and asking that people come to at […]

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 with silent sitting, includes a talk by one of our teaching staff, a vegetarian lunch, a group dialogue, and refreshments […]

Potluck Picnic & Talent Show

Springwater Center is hosting a hybrid in-person/online event just for fun and we want you to come! Join us for a day of fun, food, laughter, music and friendship at Springwater Center. In-person attendees who are vaccinated will be welcome to join staff and share a picnic. Bring your favorite vegetarian/vegan dish to pass as […]

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

This summer retreat was originally scheduled to be with Bob Dattola. Bob is unable to hold this retreat at this time, and Sandra will fill in for him. Another change is that this retreat will be both in person and online. Sandra Gonzalez will give talks and meet with participants privately and in the afternoon […]

Seven-Day Retreat with Sandra Gonzalez and Susan Schepp (in-person and online)

Sandra and Susan have been engaged in meditation and meditative work at the Center for many years. Sandra give talks and take part in the afternoon group dialogues, as well as being available for group and private meetings. Susan hopes to attend the retreat, but health issues unfortunately limit the extent that she can participate. […]

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 the Springwater teachers in both group and private settings. An extended retreat may be created by combining these Quiet Weeks with attendance at the adjacent retreats. […]

Seven-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

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.

Four-Day Retreat with Stew Glick (in-person)

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 […]

Center Closed for Staff Retreat

The Center will be closed October 24th to the 25th to give staff time for silence, reflection, and dialogue.

All Day Sitting (online)

All Day Sittings are one of the most popular ways to participate in the work of Springwater Center. We come together via Zoom 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 […]

Seven-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 addition […]

Quiet Week

This November Quiet Week offers 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 […]

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 with silent sitting, includes a talk by one of our teaching staff, a vegetarian lunch, a group dialogue, and refreshments […]

Staff Break/Center Closed

The Center will close at the end of the day on Thursday, December 14, and reopen the morning of Tuesday, 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.

Four-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 […]

Online All Day Sitting

All Day Sittings are one of the most popular ways to participate in the work of Springwater Center. We come together via Zoom 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 Stephan Bielfeldt, and a group dialogue […]

Seven-Day Collaborative Retreat (online)

This retreat is designed to create possibilities for members and friends of the Springwater Center community to explore, look and listen–alone and together. There will be opportunities for talks, dialogues and quiet sitting. Teachers present in this retreat will not give talks, but will take part in all other aspects of the retreat. A sign-up […]

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 […]