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Balancing Compassion & Self-Care: A Retreat for People in the Helping Professions (Oct/CC)
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, October 27
9 am - 4 pm
with Jisan Tova Green and Keiryu Liên Shutt
Conference Center, 308 Page Street
CEUs available - see note* below.
As people working in the health professions, our efforts go towards helping others in need every day. It can be hard to say no or to stop in the midst of our busy days to check in and see how we feel or what we may need.
Do you find it difficult to balance caring for others and caring for yourself? If so, this workshop will help you explore ways to tune into yourself in the midst of a demanding work setting and to get support from others – co-workers, employers, friends and others outside of work.
This retreat will include Zen contemplative practices (sitting and walking meditation), Dharma teachings, and exercises to identify our needs, clarify our boundaries, and develop methods of self-care.
The morning will be dedicated to settling ourselves through walking and sitting meditation. In the afternoon we will explore how to balance caring for others and self care through exercises and small group discussions on issues such as practicing wise effort, internal vs. external focus, and what it really means to be compassionate to ourselves and others.
Lunch and tea are included. *Add $15 for CEU certificate fee, from the ticket-types above.
*NOTE about CEUs: 6 CEUs available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. The $15 fee can be paid at the time of registration. 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 spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, Ph.D. at 707-763-3576. For more information, please contact our Programming Department.
Jisan Tova Green
Jisan Tova Green, LCSW, is a Zen priest ordained by Eijun Linda Cutts in 2003. She is a practice leader at San Francisco Zen Center and co-founded Zen Center's Queer Dharma Group. Tova received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and completed Smith's certificate program in Contemplative Social Work in 2008. Tova was a social worker at Hospice by the Bay until April 2011, when she became the Director of San Francisco Zen Center's City Center.
Keiryu Liên Shutt
Rev. Keiryu Liên Shutt, LCSW, was ordained in 2005 with Zenkei Blanche Hartman. Born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam, she began her meditation practice in the Insight tradition of Spirit Rock. She is a founding member of the Buddhists of Color, founded in 1998. Her Soto Zen training began at San Francisco Zen Center's monastery at Tassajara where she lived from 2002-2005, after which she practiced monastically for a year in the Soto Zen traditions at Hosshinji in Obama, Japan, and in the Truc Lam/Bamboo Forest Zen tradition in Da Lat, Vietnam. While she has placed her trust and faith in Zen, she continues to enjoy the deep silence of Insight practices, so has completed silent retreats in America and in Thailand.
Zen Center Resident Discounts
Current San Francisco Zen Center residents attend at a discount.
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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!