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Sheltering Together

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST


How Connecting Now Can Help Us Survive the Storms of Life
With Flint Sparks

“Friendship is a tree to take shelter from the storm, to find shade from the blazing sun, to climb its branches to get a better view, and to swing from when we’re happy.” — Sir David Baird

Using the wisdom of a tree as our guide, join us for an evening exploration of how we can prepare ourselves for the twists and turns of this new year.

In our evening together, Flint will share stories of people gathering under the banyan trees after the devastating fires in Lahaina and examples within Zen Buddhism of the power of community to help us not only survive and find comfort and hope, but ultimately thrive.

Joining us from his home in Hawaii, we will shelter with Flint for an evening, gathering under the image of a large banyan tree, and leave this night soul-nourished and inspired to build and deepen our relationships in 2024. There will be time for questions, as we enjoy a special conversation with Flint. No previous experience with Buddhist teachings or practices is required.


Thursday, January 25th



7:00pm to 8:30pm Central



$40 per person, partial scholarships available.


Virtually: (via Zoom)
RECORDED: All registrants will have 30 days to view the recording as often as desired.



Flint Sparks


Flint Sparks.

A Zen teacher and former psychologist dedicated to assisting people in the unending path of growing up and waking up, Flint Sparks is an experienced therapist and a master teacher who assists people in the skillful removal of blocks to love, both inside and outside. He is a clear and caring resource on the path of freedom from unnecessary suffering.

Flint has nearly four decades of experience in the practice and teaching of psychotherapy. He is also a Zen teacher who leads retreats throughout North America and Europe.


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January 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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