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Flint Sparks Workshop: “Facing our Dying: Love and Death”
March 15, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - March 16, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Flint Sparks will be leading an evening and a day workshop in March : “Facing our Dying: Love and Death” at Holy Wisdom Monastery.
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 spring workshop will emphasize the core energies of loving and being loved as they affect our ability to face death.
Sunday evening: introduction to the themes and practices of the workshop.
Monday: opportunities to witness and to experience the ways in which we both turn away and turn towards receiving and offering emotional and spiritual nourishment. Such nourishment is vital to our ability to face the reality of death authentically and with integrity and can allow us to become more intimate with ourselves and with each other.
Read more: Full description and registration form
Workshop Fee: $150 for those attending this workshop by itself, $95 for those attending the previous weekend retreat, Spiritual and Emotional Nourishment. There are a limited number of scholarships available
CEU’s (pending): There is a $10 charge for CEU’s.
8 CEU’s for Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers.
Certificate of Attendance given upon request to 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.