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Facing Our Dying Workshop with Flint Sparks
October 12, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - October 13, 2014 @ 4:30 PMSee brocure for cost
Sunday Evening, Oct 12, 6:00-8:00 and Monday, Oct 13, 9:00-4:30
This workshop let by Flint Sparks, PhD investigates the ways we subtly turn away from the reality of death – both our own, our loved ones and those around us. Experiential activities will emphasize the impact of facing life and death with openness and courage. We will look at the unresolved grief we carry and ways in which our experience shape our capacity to live wholeheartedly in the present.
Full Workshop Description and Registration: Flint Sparks Workshop October 2014 (.pdf)
CEU’s and Certificates of Attendance: 8 CEU’s for Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers. Certificate of Attendance given upon request to Psychologists, Professional Counselors, and AODA professionals in accordance with the regulations of their professional bodies
Note this is in addition to our annual retreat: Retreat Page
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.