A Two-Part Series on June 30 & July 8, 2012
Suzuki Roshi said, “In the Beginner’s Mind there are many possibilities ...”
Combining mindfulness with body-focused meditation and specific therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, this two-day workshop will examine how to best take care of ourselves by relating to depression and anxiety with compassion. The aim of the class is for participants to practice identifying, relating to, and interrupting conditionings that are hindrances to feeling better. With encouragement and skillful means to interrupt the mind’s habitual patterns contributing to depression and anxiety, participants can cultivate practices to manage and prevent future depression.
(CEU’s are available-see below*)
Beginning or experienced meditators, mental health professionals, and those suffering from depression or anxiety (currently or in the past) are most welcome.
Fees cover both days of the workshop. *Add $25 administration fee for CEU’s, to be paid at the time of registration.
*Note about CEU’s: SFZC is able to offer 12 CEUs for MFTs/LCSW’s (Provider #3978) to those attending the entire workshop. A CE administrative fee of $25 should be paid at time of registration. For more information, please contact our Programming Department. For some events San Francisco Zen Center and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center team together to offer CE credit to MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. SCRC offers CE credit to MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider #PCE1851). SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education activities for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. SCRC also offers CE credit to nurses (California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP11909). For complete information visit their web site or contact David Lukoff, Ph.D. at 707.763.3576.
Transforming Depression and Anxiety: Ongoing Practice Group Classes with Lee Lipp, Ph.D.
Abbot Myogen Steve Stücky
Myogen Steve Stücky has been practicing Zen for 35 years and received Dharma Transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman in 1993. He became co-Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in February 2007 and in 2010 became Central Abbot under the abbacy restructuring. Over the past several years, Steve has been in training as an Internal Family Systems Therapist and Pastoral Counselor, and was a previous board president of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association.
Dr. Lee Lipp
Lee Lipp, Ph.D. has a therapy practice in San Francisco and supervises at Haight Ashbury Psych Services. She has been a member of Thich Nhat Hahn’s Order of Interbeing, practicing Zen and Vipassana since 1990. Having taught in psychology graduate programs for 16 years, her most recent work has included being Diversity Coordinator at SFZC. She has taught Transforming Depression and Anxiety classes in venues that include Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society, Zen Hospice Project, Tassajara Mountain Center, San Francisco Zen Center, East Bay Meditation Center, Gay Men’s Buddhist Sangha, SF Mental Health Association and San Francisco Department of Mental Health.
Zen Center Resident Discounts
Current San Francisco Zen Center residents attend at a discount.
To inquire, please email the Green Gulch Farm Front Office at email@example.com or call them at 415.383.3134 during office hours: 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 4:00pm each day.
- For help completing registration, please call 888-743-9362 (toll free) or 415-475-9362
For more information, please visit the San Francisco Zen Center web site or call:
- 888-743-9362 (toll free) or
- 415-475-9362 during the hours:
M-F: 8am to 5pm
Sat: 9:30am to 3pm
Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30pm (each day)
This Fall, we're adding online registration for many events at Green Gulch Farm. This is an extended trial, and we'd like to hear from you. How well is it working and how we might improve it? Please let us know what you think!
- For comments and suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)
Established in 1962 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and his American students, San Francisco Zen Center is a Soto Zen Buddhist community with three practice places in the SF Bay Area: City Center, an urban temple in the heart of San Francisco; Green Gulch Farm, in Marin County, where fertile fields meet the ocean; and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen training monastery in the West, in the Ventana Wilderness inland from Big Sur. At San Francisco Zen Center, zazen, study, and work practice are available to a diverse population of students, visitors, lay people, priests, and monks. All are welcome!