Welcome Summer

All growing things are lush and verdant with rain and sunshine, warm and cool weather by turns, and moonlight and fireflies.  It’s a wonderful time to visit Springwater Center for a retreat or Quiet Weeks, or as a guest or volunteer. The peaceful setting lends itself beautifully to meditative inquiry.
July 20-24 Four Day Retreat 
Due to family circumstances Les Schaffer will not be leading this retreat. Fortunately Richard Witteman, Sandra Gonzalez and Wayne Coger are in residence and will be stepping in for Les. This is a rare opportunity to hear talks and take part in meetings with these teachers.There remain openings in the retreat for both single and shared accommodations and for full and part-time attendance.
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All Day Sitting – August 4

All are welcome to attend Saturday All Day Sittings, beginning at 8:30 a.m.and ending at 4:00 p.m. The day includes timed and untimed sittings, a talk, vegetarian lunch, afternoon dialogue group and refreshments/social time from 3:30 – 4:00 pm. Email or call, (585) 669-2141.

Second Annual Picnic and Potluck

Sunday August 5, 12 noon – 7:00 pm
Join us for a day of fun, food, laughter, music and friendship. Bring the whole family, rain or shine. The Center will provide veggie burgers,  veggie dogs, buns and beverages. RSVP and let us know you’re coming and what you plan to bring.

Seven Day Retreat with Bob Dattola, Aug 11-18

Bob has been a presence at the Center since its inception. He began his involvement in meditative work at the Rochester Zen Center and continued to work with Toni Packer during her years at Springwater Center. Bob will give talks during this retreat and hold individual meetings with participants. Single and shared accommodations for both full and part-time attendance are available.
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Quiet Weeks, August 19 – 31

Quiet Weeks offer the opportunity to design your own retreat–with options for timed and open sitting, group dialogues, and individual meetings with teachers in residence. You may attend as many days as you like, and you may combine two retreats with the Quiet Weeks to create a month long retreat. Immediately following these August Quiet Weeks will be a seven day retreat with Sandra Gonzalez, September 1-8.
You may participate in Quiet Weeks either as a guest or as a volunteer.
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A New Article

Springwater Center Member, Nancy Miller, asks if Toni ever talked about the four noble truths and the eightfold path. Wayne’s response to her question can be bound on his page on the website. Click here to read it.

Brush Hog Repaired

Brian Hudson, repair and maintenance guy extraordinaire, has had the brush hog repaired and is reclaiming fields from  brushy growth, including invasive species that contribute to erosion. Much gratitude to Brian.

Volunteers Help Spruce up the Center

The center is fortunate to have three volunteers join us this summer. Gabrielle Maisels, Jesse Casper and Isaac Gewirtz are donating their time and muscle on various projects around the building and in the garden. Thanks to each of them!
If you’re interested in volunteering please contact us.

Gabrielle Maisels

Jesse Casper
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