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Flint Sparks Retreat: “Spiritual and Emotional Nourishment”
March 13, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - March 15, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Flint Sparks will be presenting a March workshop-retreat: “Spiritual and Emotional Nourishment” at Holy Wisdom Monastery.
This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in self knowing, whether a mental health professional or lay person. There will be periods of silence and an option for meals to be taken in silence.
There are effective ways to respond to others who need comfort or reassurance, and to help them realize that some kind of nourishing experience is available. In addition, we explore the ways that we may be unable to take in the emotional nourishment that is being offered. This workshop will combine group experiences with periods of meditation and inquiry.
Read more: Full description and registration form
Workshop Fee: $265 includes teaching fee, materials, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
See registration form for single or double room cost. Includes PayPal instructions
CEU’s (pending): There is a $10 charge for CEU’s.
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
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Some birdsong for you.