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Flint Sparks: 2016 Madison Fall Retreat

October 12, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - October 16, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

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Embracing Impermanence

2016 Fall Meditation Retreat with Flint Sparks, PhD

Using the lens of sound psychological principles that support mental and emotional maturity in personal and relational development and the lens of Zen teaching and practice, the retreat teachings and activities will show how, in practice, we can embrace impermanence in a way that is both life enhancing and liberating. Zen, like all branches of Buddhism, emphasizes insight into the interconnectedness of all things, and the expression of this in daily life.

Flint Sparks has been coming to Madison for over 10 years to guide and teach Zen meditation and practice. He is trained in the tradition brought to the west by Suzuki Roshi, the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center. He is also a former psychologist and brings his training in contemplative practice and psychology, Group process, Internal Family Systems, and Hakomi Psychotherapy to his deep teaching and guidance. He is the co-lead teacher at the Appamada Community in Austin, Tx.

Full description and Registration form: Flint Sparks Madison Fall (.pdf)


October 12, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
October 16, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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Suzanne Kilkus


Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Highway M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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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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