Four Day Silent Online Retreat with Les Schaffer
Options available to visit the Center and participate in the online retreat. Details below.
Les Schaffer will lead this 4-day retreat, online via Zoom, from his home in Western MA.
Les worked for many years with Toni Packer and was encouraged by her to share the work of meditative inquiry with others. This online retreat will include timed sittings, a talk being given in the late morning, and private meetings in the early morning and in the evening.
Les wrote, “I personally favor unstructured meditation that goes along with a curiosity that unmasks even my very self. Yet I delight in discussing whatever is one’s favorite method or approach to meditation, perhaps because I seek the method to my madness. I have always been curious about people, and their inquiries, ideals, and expectations… My own meditation motto is meager and simple, ‘try all you want, but by all means fail’”.
There is still space available for full and part-time online participantion in this retreat with Les. Register here.
Springwater Center will be open to guests wanting to participate in the online retreat while staying at the Center. Participants will need their own device to sign into talks, and bells for sitting will be accessible online and in the Sitting Room either live or via Zoom. Silence will be maintained in the building, as in usual retreat style, and meals will be available (some will be self-serve).