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All Day Sitting

*This All Day Sitting is currently full, though we are accepting names for the waitlist. Please contact us at info@springwatercenter.org if you would like to be added.* All are welcome to attend this All Day Sitting event beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. EDT. We are accepting fully vaccinated in-person participants. The […]

Talent Show

***The specific format of this event has yet to be determined, but will either be online only, or hybrid in-person and online.*** Springwater Center is hosting an 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. Bring the whole […]

Seven-Day Retreat with Bob Dattola

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 […]

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. […]

Un Día de indagación Meditativa y retiros de silencio en Español y Inglés

Springwater se complace en anunciarles que ofrecerá un día de Meditación Indagativa en Español y Inglés. Este Sera facilitado por Sandra Gonzalez via zoom desde Springwater Center y sera un día Domingo, Agosto 21. Comenzando a las 8:00 am con meditaciones formales, charla en la mañana y tiempos libre entre cada actividad. Finalizando el día […]

Seven-Day Retreat with Sandra Gonzalez and Susan Schepp

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 […]

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. […]

Retiro De Indagación Meditativa

Retiro Info para Springwater Modalidad online todo en español facilitado por Sandra Gonzalez 16 al 19 de Septiembre Del viernes 5:00 pm hasta el lunes 2:00 pm (hora NY: UTC -4:00) Auspiciada por Fundación Foro Internacional de Mindfulness. No requiere experiencia previa. Si están interesados y quieren más información sobre su agenda o reservar un […]

Seven-Day Retreat with Richard Witteman

This retreat has options for in-person or online attendance, and will be facilitated as a hybrid retreat by Richard Witteman from Northern CA. Bells will be rung from the sitting room in-person and via Zoom. Technology will be set up in the sitting room for talks and group dialogues to include online and in-person participants […]

Staff Break/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 4 and welcoming guests and visitors.

Four-Day Retreat with Stew Glick

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 […]

All Day Sitting

All are welcome to attend this All Day Sitting event beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. EDT. We are accepting up to 18 fully vaccinated in-person participants, and an unlimited number of online participants. The day includes timed and un-timed sittings, a talk, afternoon dialogue group, and social time at 4:00. Online […]

Quiet Week

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 Sandra Gonzalez

  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 […]

All-Day Sitting

All are welcome to attend this All Day Sitting event beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. EDT. We are accepting up to 18 fully vaccinated in-person participants, and an unlimited number of online participants. The day includes timed and un-timed sittings, a talk, afternoon dialogue group, and social time at 4:00. Online […]

Staff Break/Center Closed

The Center will close at the end of the day on Thursday, December 15, and reopen the morning of Tuesday, December 27. Staff will be taking a break during this holiday period, and then will be preparing for the New-Year’s retreat beginning December 30.

Four-Day New Year’s 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: "The essence of meditation is, to this person, being quietly with whatever presents […]

Three-Day Retreat with Susan Schepp (in-person and online)

Susan will give talks and be available for private meetings during this four-day retreat. Susan Schepp has a deep commitment to meditative work and has been involved in the Center since its inception. She has a small collection of poems she’s written at the Center, including one she read during a talk last year: Ripples […]

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 […]

Four-Day 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. In an interview in Cypress Trees in the Garden, the Second Generation of Zen Teaching […]

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. […]