- This event has passed.
2015 Flint Sparks Public Talk
March 12, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMNo fee; goodwill donations accepted.
Flint Sparks will present his annual public talk through the UW Continuing Studies program.
“Growing Up and Waking Up: Psychological and Spiritual Maturity in Everyday Life”
Open to the public.
No fee; goodwill donations accepted.
In his talk, Sparks will investigate the relationship between the two primary streams of human development—psychological and spiritual. These two strands of development form our personalities and inform our relationships. They are the source of all of our joys as well as our sorrows, and together they represent the double helix of full human maturity
Flint, who is a former psychologist, Zen priest, and meditation teacher has been coming to teach here in Madison from his home in Austin, Tx for the last 12 years. His public talks which he gives as an offering to our community are thought provoking and popular.
Suzanne and others from Open Door Zen Community lead weekly Sunday meditation practice. We sit in the Soto Zen tradition and guided by our teacher, Flint Sparks, of the Appamada community in Austin Texas.
Sundays – 5:30-6:45 pm
You are asked to arrive by 5:25pm.
For more information contact me or visit Open Door Zen Community website
Mindfulness for Caregivers
As five-week class to familiarize caregiver participants with stress-reducing mindfulness techniques and invite them to establish a daily practice. Mondays 9am in September and October, UW Madison Arboretum. Link: more information (.docx)
Letting Go: Contemplative Practices for Living and Dying
This retreat offers a safe, gentle and supportive opportunity to explore and discover practical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of death and dying, grief and mourning. A day-long at First Unitarian Society of Madison. Link: more information (.docx)
BOOK: “The Fifth Rule of Ten” by Gay Hendricks
The next in the Tenzin Norbu series is out! Gay Hendricks has created a character of complexity – a former Buddhist monk turned police officer turned private investigator. These stories combine action and mystery with conscious living and loving principles based in Buddhist practice. Engaging, thought-provoking and highly recommended. Read the whole series. You start caring about Ten and the people in his life and wonder how they are doing.
Just for fun:
Some birdsong for you.