Stephan Bielfeldt

June 9-16, 2018 – Silent Meditation Retreat with Stephan in Springwater – Stephen will travel from Germany to hold this seven-day retreat. He’ll give talks and be available for group and private meetings. Part-time participation is possible.

Register for retreat in Springwater with Stephan Bielfeldt

Retreats with Stephan in 2018 in Poland and Germany – There will be a seven-day retreat with Stephan Bielfeldt from June 30 through July 6 in Kazimierz (close to Warsaw), Poland. For information about the retreat contact Stephan at: tel. +49 (0) 4122 858 194 or e-mail Or contact Jacek Dobrowolski at

September 30 – Oct. 7, 2018 – there will be a seven-day retreat with Stephan Bielfeldt in Luebeck, Germany. Contact Stephan for information about this retreats:  tel. +49 (0) 4122 858 194 or e-mail

Retreat talk by StephanAt the December/January 2013/14 Retreat Stephan gave a very fine talk in which he looked at the following questions: “What is this world?” What is our role in this world?” and “Does life have a meaning?” If you would like to hear the talk, this is the link, Stephan Bielfeldt December/January 2013/2014 Day 5

A recent article by Stephan – This article is from a talk that Stephan gave at a 2016 retreat in Germany. It has been translated and edited by Springwater Center member Robert Watson: The Ego and Attachment



About StephanStephan has been doing meditation work and and holding retreats in both German and English since 2003.

He started working with Toni Packer in 1983, regularly taking part in her retreats in Germany and and in the United States. Towards the end of 1990, Toni asked him to offer private meetings with participants during her retreats in Germany. In 2003, she asked that he lead retreats in Poland and in Germany, and since that time, he has been holding retreats regularly in German and in English, and has also helped to found two meditation groups. Interested people may join the regular meetings of these groups, which bring together people in the north of Germany. (See the Meditation Groups page for information about the meetings of the groups, and see the Retreats Away page for information about Stephan’s European retreats in 2016.)

From 1983 on when Stephan first visited Springwater he came almost every year to participate in a retreat. In 2010 he began holding retreats at Springwater and plans to come back whenever he is invited and his time allows it. His daily retreat schedule is similar to the schedules of retreats given by Toni and by other teachers at Springwater, with a talk being given in the late morning, private meetings in the early morning and in the evening, and a group meeting in the afternoon.

“I was most fortunate to have been able to work closely with Toni Packer for so many years. I seek to share with others the experience and insights of those years of meditation work, in the meditation groups and in retreat.”

Stephan lives in northern Germany, near the city of Hamburg. His e-mail is and his telephone number is +49 (0)4122 – 858 194.