". . . the greatest dis-ease facing humanity right now is our profound and painful sense of disconnection."
                                 - Richard Rohr, The Divine Dance
"The next Buddha will be a sangha."
                                               - Thich Nhat Hanh
In this five day intensive in Taos, New Mexico, Flint Sparks and Patty Speier will guide us as we look deeply at both the Christian and Buddhist contemplative traditions, practice meditation and discuss how as leaders we can build a beloved community in our own spheres of influence, thereby helping to heal disconnection with ourselves, each other, and the world.
April 4-8, 2017
Location: Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, New Mexico
$2650 (Includes private room, private bath, all meals, program and materials. Transportation to Taos is not included. Deposit $750 due by March 4, 2017.)  Refunds not available for retreats and off-site programs.
Patricia Speier, DMin, is Director of the Seton Cove and Formation for the Seton Healthcare Family. She is a spiritual director, teacher, and retreat facilitator who specializes in the use of literature and writing for spiritual growth and ethical development. She is passionate about the connection between Spirituality and Leadership and has developed the Leadership Pilgrimage, a year-long intensive for leaders in all fields (business, medicine, law, religion, non-profit) which is now in its 13th year. Speier is a 2008 DMin graduate of Perkins School of Theology and a graduate of Seminary of the Southwest. She has studied spirituality at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in New Mexico and Integral Spirituality with Ken Wilbur.

Flint Sparks, PhD has over thirty years experience in the practice and teaching of psychotherapy. He is also a Zen teacher who leads retreats throughout the United States and Europe. His academic training includes graduate degrees in both biology and psychology. He has extensive postdoctoral training in mindfulness based psychotherapies and group therapy with specialty training in both the Hakomi Method and Internal Family Systems Model. His traditional Zen training began at the San Francisco Zen Center and continued at the Austin Zen Center which he founded and nourished in its early years. Currently he is a resident teacher at Appamada, a center for Zen practice and inquiry in Austin, Texas.


$750.00 Deposit (Refunds not available for retreats and off-site programs.)
$2,650.00 Full (Includes private room/bath/meals)


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