Retreats: Dialogue Meetings
"The dialogue is a pooling of energy resources because looking into something – seeing, questioning, and discovering – is applied energy." – Toni Packer
The different dialogue formats which occur during and outside retreat are listed below. If you wish to attend a group outside of retreat, please contact us to confirm that it is taking place as schedule changes may happen.
Sandra Gonzalez has written an article "The Essence of Group Dialogue: Meditation in Action" which explains the nature of group dialogue at Springwater Center.
For an example dialogue, see this conversation between Toni Packer and Lenore Friedman.
Groups in Retreat
Groups occur every afternoon during retreat. This is an open forum to explore anyone's questions or observations as a group, listening and exploring meditatively and freshly, not merely exchanging opinions. Retreat leader(s) are in attendance.
Dialogue Groups on Tuesday outside Retreat
A weekly dialogue group takes place at the Center every Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Private Meetings with Teachers in Retreat
Meetings are 20 minutes each. There is no strict limit on the number of meetings a person can attend.
Private Meetings with Teachers outside Retreat
Meetings can be easily arranged and are available at no charge. Please contact us to schedule a meeting.