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Flint Sparks Workshop: “Facing our Dying”
March 9 @ 9:00 AMAccomodations costs vary, Workshop fee $150
Flint Sparks will be leading an evening and a day workshop in March : “Facing our Dying: We are the Eyes and Ears of the Universe”
This workshop is open to anyone, lay or professional, who is interested in living wholeheartedly in the present while facing the inevitability of mortality.
This day will be an exploration of what it means to awaken to the vast realization of our natural state, the very light of awareness, and the immense gratitude and awesome responsibility of being given the gift of an ordinary human life. We will do so by turning toward impermanence as a personal lived reality, not a Buddhist or philosophical concept. Together we will engage in silent meditation, writing and personal reflection, relational practices, and deep spiritual inquiry. This is a shared path. Please join us.
Wednesday, March 8, 7-8:15 pm
Thursday, March 9, 9 am – 4:30 pm
Threshold, 2717 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI
Read more: Full description and registration form
CEU’s and Certificate of Attendance: $10 processing charge for both
8 CEU’s for Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers. There is a $10 processing fee for both. Certificate of Attendance given upon request to Psychologists, Professional Counselors, and AODA professionals, in accordance with the regulations of their professional bodies.
Flint Sparks, PhD is a 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.
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.