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Flint Sparks Free Public Talk

March 19, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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“Growing Up and Waking Up: Psychological and Spiritual Maturity in Everyday Life”

Mark your calendars for the free public talk that Flint will be giving on Wed evening, March 19th at 7 p.m. in association with his Workshop/ Retreat: details and contact information are here.

Flint Sparks, PhD is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years’ experience in the practice of psychotherapy. He has post-doctoral certificates in Hakomi psychotherapy and group therapy. In addition, he is a trainer with the Center of Self Leadership in the Internal Family Systems Model. He is also an ordained Zen Buddhist priest currently serving the Appamada community in Austin, Texas.


March 19, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Suzanne Kilkus


Pyle Center on the UW campus.
702 Langdon St
Madison, 53706
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Open-Door-Madison-logoSunday Meditation

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

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