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

August 12, 2023 - August 19, 2023

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 dialogue group in this retreat.

Sandra 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 in Nicaragua, Sandra has three children and seven grandchildren that she visits regularly. She can be contacted by e-mail in English or Spanish at

Sandra writes:

Presence invites presence when there is no resistance, no ownership of ideas, experiences or things, no worrying, no hurrying, no judging, no defending–just the ease of life when we meet without wanting things to be otherwise. Certainly we all can participate; presence is free and available to all of us. There is a true beauty in this.


August 12, 2023
August 19, 2023
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