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Living unto Death; Dying into Life: A Workshop with Robert Thurman, Fisher Family Hall (JCC) 11/9

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Robert Thurman, PhD
Embracing the Disappointments of Intimacy: How Buddhist Ideas Can Help Relationships, Kanbar Hall (JCC) 11/8
Saturday, November 9
10 am - 5 pm
(CEUs available*)

[see also
Embracing the Disappointments of Intimacy: How Buddhist Ideas Can Help Relationships, Kanbar Hall (JCC) 11/8]

Fisher Family Hall
3200 California Street, San Francisco

Buddha saw death everywhere and never flinched from talking about it. His stories were full of people coming to him for one reason or another only to have him shake them from their complacency by telling them that they only had a short time to live so they had better use their precious human births to evolve toward enlightenment. Later on, the Buddhist scientific tradition developed a systematic understanding of the death, between-state, and rebirth process, and created techniques to help people navigate it successfully, with the help of their close relations and mentors—resulting in the famous Book of Natural Liberation Through Learning in the Between (aka Tibetan Book of the Dead). In this workshop, through guided imagery, meditation and discussion, we will explore how the Buddha and his "inner scientific" successors viewed death and why they were not depressed about it.

Fee: $125 non-members; $112 current SFZC members; $100 limited income. Some partial scholarships are available; see About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.
  • Fee includes vegetarian lunch and tea.
  • Add $15 for CEU certificate fee,* to be paid at the time of registration.
To Register: Use the ticket table below. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

*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 (SCRC) are teaming 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, PhD, at 707.763.3576. For more information, please contact the San Francisco Zen Center Programming Department.

Event Parking and Directions: Street parking nearby or parking garage with the entrance on California Street. Enter garage from westbound lanes only. No overnight parking. The flat rate for this event is $25 per vehicle, paid at front desk. Free bicycle parking is available on level P2. For directions, please visit the JCC website.

About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations

Related Bio(s):

Robert Thurman, PhD
Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Studies at Columbia University, President of Tibet House US, and a popular international lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism. He is translator of many sutras and philosophical treatises, and the author of numerous books, including the national bestseller Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Real Happiness; Anger, the fifth book on a series of the Seven Deadly Sins, offered by the New York Public Library and the Oxford University Press. His most recent book is Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit and Be a Lot Happier (Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman, Hay House international, Oct 2013).