Now Open for In-Person Guest Stays 
With numerous Covid precautions in place, the Center has officially reopened to 10 or fewer in-person guests at one time.
Staff are excited to share space and quiet with friends once again.
Please email reception for details and for information regarding necessary Covid precautions, including vaccines, testing, masking, and arrival in a personal vehicle.
Deep gratitude for everyone’s patience and understanding as this reopening unfolds. 

February 12-19  Silent Meditation Retreat with Susan Schepp and Wayne Coger


Apply here.

Wayne and Susan will be in and out of Springwater Center throughout this 7-day retreat. The retreat itself will occur only online due to temporary staff shortages. 
Join us in exploring being together in silence, with others from around the globe.
As Wayne and Susan co-facilitate this retreat, they’ll alternate giving talks and they’ll be available to meet with participants privately and during the afternoon dialogues. 
Hear more from Susan and Wayne by visiting their teacher pages on the Center website.
This retreat has space for full or part-time online participants. Register here.
Individuals are welcome to visit Springwater Center in person to enjoy a Quiet Weeks atmosphere during this online retreat. Please request a guest stay or contact us via email with any questions.

**Quiet Weeks Extended**
February 12 – March 11 Quiet Weeks

OPEN to 10 or fewer in-person participants at one time, only. Apply here.
Design Your Own Retreat during Quiet Weeks at Springwater Center. 

Quiet Weeks offer the opportunity to design your own retreat–with options for timed and open sitting, group dialogues, and individual meetings with the teacher(s) in residence. You may attend as many days as you like, and you may combine the February and March online retreats with the extended Quiet Weeks to create a month long retreat.

Listen to the quiet as you enjoy the miles of walking trails, beautiful meadows, secluded forests, cascading water, hillside pond and benches for pausing and sitting. Dress for the cold and take in the beauty and deep silence of winter—directly.
A daily schedule is offered which you may use as you wish. 

Participate in Quiet Weeks either as a guest or as a volunteer. For questions or more details about Quiet Weeks, please contact us.

March 4-11
Silent Meditation Retreat with Les Schaffer


Apply here.

Les Schaffer will facilitate this retreat from his homespace in Massachusetts, via Zoom. Join in and explore sitting, looking, listening and asking questions together with Les and other online participants from near and far.
Les says of himself, I have always been curious about people, and their inquiries, ideals, and expectations. Lately I’ve been thinking and pondering quite a bit about the various forms of resistance that arise in meditation and in retreats. I find myself listening to fatigue, anger, anxiety, and depression with new ears. My own meditation motto is meager and simple, “Try all you want, but by all means fail.” 
Check out Les’s Teacher Page on the Center’s website to learn more about him, or listen to his talk, “The Joy of Learning to Live Ordinary.
Space is available for online participants to attend full or part-time. Register here.
Consider visiting the Center as a Quiet Weeks guest or volunteer during this online retreat. Please email reception to ask questions or register for a guest stay.  

More Online Events

Upcoming Saturday Program:

February 26

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Join us on (access details below) for a 25-minute sitting, followed by a recorded talk by Toni Packer and a group dialogue.

Listen to the talk by Toni Packer shared at the January event: Recorded February 1997, Day 1. This talk winds through looking and listening: a whole perception, can we wonder sincerely if what’s being said is really so, can there be too much watching and can it lead to one becoming too self-absorbed?
Enjoy and hope to see many of you February 26th!

Online Timed Sittings 

Online timed sittings are offered when the Center is not in retreat or hosting an All-Day Sitting. See a visual schedule here

Zoom access details for these offerings: ID: 289 037 6188    Passcode: 7179

Online Saturday Programs and timed sittings are freely offered, donations are greatly appreciated!

Immense thanks to all members and friends who responded so generously to the 2021 Annual Appeal. Your continued support keeps the Center functioning during this period of great uncertainty.

No matter how modest your means, there are ways to help. Visit the Center’s Give page for information.

A reminder to Members: first quarter dues are now owing.

Please contact the financial office if you are unsure if your dues are current. It’s important that they be up to date to allow you to vote at the Annual Meeting.
It’s also helpful to be sure the Center has your current mailing address.
Visit the Membership page for information about Membership, its benefits and obligations.

Awareness cannot be taught, and when it is present it has no context. All contexts are created by thought and are therefore corruptible by thought. Awareness simply throws light on what is without any separation whatsoever. 
    —Toni Packer

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