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Flint Sparks Retreat: “The Right Use of Power”
March 11, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - March 13, 2016 @ 12:00 PMAccomondations costs vary. Workshop Fee $270
Flint Sparks will be presenting a March 2016 workshop-retreat: “The Right Use of Power:
Everyday Ethics and the Buddhist Precepts” at Holy Wisdom Monastery.
We have the capacity for such magnificence in the right use of our power and influence. We are all capable of powerful acts of wisdom, compassion, goodness, altruism, peacemaking, courage, joy, love, all in the service of healing and connecting to something larger than ourselves. We yearn for the pleasure and satisfaction of finding and owning our personal power and using it well. Many people have also been profoundly wounded by misuses and abuses of power, the result of which distort or limit the full expression of one’s potential. Basic goodness is inherent, and the right use of power is learned.
Read more: Full description and registration form
Workshop Fee: $270 includes teaching fee, materials, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
See registration form for single or double room cost. Includes PayPal instructions
CEU’s and Certificate of attendance : $10 processing fee
16 CEU’s for Lic. Marriage and Family Therapists and Lic. Social Workers .
Certificate of attendance (by request) offered for 16 hours for use by Psychologists, Professional Counselors and AODA professionals in accordance with the regulations of their professional bodies
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.