May 13-20, 2017 – Silent Meditation Retreat with Sandra and Wayne Coger- Sandra will be returning from Nicaragua to hold retreat together with Wayne. They’ll alternate giving talks, and both will take part in group dialogues and be available for private meetings. the month of May with its birdsong, blossoms and breezes is a most beautiful time of year to be in Springwater. Space is available for full and part-time participants.
Read an article by Sandra on Right Action.
Read an article by Sandra on the facilitator/participant relationship.
Hear a new talk by Sandra from May 2015 on the topic “Watching Fear.”
On Oct. 25 Contact Talk Radio broadcast an interview with Sandra by Ami Chen on the topic Beyond Teachers and Teaching. You may hear the interview by accessing http://contacttalkradio.net/CTR/amichen102414.mp3
Sandra Gonzalez has led retreats in both English and Spanish for several years. She began working with Toni in 1988. Previously, she studied at other meditation centers.
Sandra spends most of the year in Springwater. She also leads or participates in several retreats away from Springwater each year.
Sandra was born and raised in Nicaragua. She has three children and seven grandchildren that she visits regularly. She can be contacted by e-mail in English or Spanish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following quotation is from an article by Sandra from the Summer 2007 Newsletter entitled “Awareness invites Awareness: A Meditative Way of Being Together.”
“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.
Looking deeply right now into the question, “What is it that truly touches us?” The truth of it all is that I don’t know. Presence/tenderness/love cannot be known but can be felt and touched very palpably. Whatever I have named or described, is not it. One can describe what took place the best one can, but the description is not the actual thing. Words cannot reach it, nor define it. Definitions and descriptions are merely attempts by the mind to describe the indescribable just for the sake of sharing. So be it.”