Late Summer News

What a summer it has been and it’s not even over yet. Since the beginning of June the Center has held three 7-day and one  4-day silent retreats, two All Day Sittings, a pot luck picnic, Quiet Weeks, and a Day of Remembrance for our founder Toni Packer. We’re not done yet as there are two more 7-day retreats to come before September is over. Check out what’s ahead, as well as photos from previous events in this update.
Sandra and Susan

September 1-8, Seven-day Retreat with Sandra Gonzalez and Susan Schepp 

As they have done in the past, Sandra and Susan will once again lead a seven day silent retreat. It’s not too late to register as their is still room for full and part-time attendees. Find out more about Sandra and Susan on the Center website.

September 22-29, Seven Day Retreat with Richard Witteman

This retreat is almost fully booked with only a few spaces with shared accommodations left. Find out more about Richard on the website and register soon if you want to attend.

Quiet Weeks, September 9-21

Quiet Weeks prior to the September 1-8 retreat were well attended and hopefully the same may be said for the upcoming period, September 9-21. Quiet weeks offer an opportunity to experience an extended stay by combining a seven day retreat with a guest stay. Portions of the Center are kept in silence, there are daily opportunities for sitting meditation and group dialogues are held twice a week. Call or email to make a reservation.

Retreat in Argentina led by Sandra Gonzalez, September 27-30

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Center Closed

October 1-8  Staff will take a well deserved break the first week of October.
October 27-28  Staff Retreat
Please do not make plans to visit at these times.
Check the Calendar for Remaining 2018 Events

A Day of Appreciation

Friends gathered at the Center on Saturday August 25 to remember Toni Packer and the impact of her teaching on their lives. Toni died five years ago on August 23, 2013. Many shared stories and anecdotes and a member, Lissy Gulick, though unable to attend, sent a recording of a beautiful song, Here and Now, that she had both written and sung. Thanks to Magdi Badaway and Susan McCallum for the pictures below…
Magdi, Robert Watson, Sandra Gonzalez and Dan Barnhardt Sharing memories amd appreciation of Toni
Toni Packer Appreciation day attendees Some of the hikers to the woods

Potluck Picnic

Great food, good friends, music and an all around good time!
picnicers in the kitchen

Last, but not least…. the Garden!

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of staff member, Mark Bruno, there has been a bountiful summer harvest from the garden…
green and purple beans vegetable/flower garden colorful flowery salad
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