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Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion, at City Center

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Dr. Lee Lipp
Kanzan David Zimmerman
Interview with Lee Lipp: The Flowering of Compassionate Self-Understanding
with Dr. Lee Lipp and Kanzan David Zimmerman
in the Conference Center at 308 Page Street
Everyone is welcome.  
(CE credits available—see note* below)

9 am - 5 pm

2014 Dates


Eventbrite - Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion (Aug/CC)   Saturday, May 17 (SOLD OUT)

Eventbrite - Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion (Aug/CC)   Sunday, August 10

Eventbrite - Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion (Oct/CC)   Saturday, October 11


Suzuki Roshi said, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities …”

Combining mindfulness and specific therapeutic approaches, this workshop will examine how to best take care of ourselves by relating to depression and anxiety with compassion. The aim of the workshop 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 chronic feelings of unhappiness.

Appropriate for those who are new to meditation and for those who are experienced meditators, the workshop also meets the CE criteria for several health care professional designations.

Fees: $100; $90 current SFZC members; $80 limited income. Note about Ongoing Classes: Participation in this workshop fulfills the prerequisite for attending Transforming Depression and Anxiety: Ongoing Practice Group Classes.

*Note about CE credits: 7 CE credits 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) have teamed 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 our Programming Department at programassist@sfzc.org.

Preregistration is required. Use the Register Online button above for the date you wish to attend. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or local number (415.475.9362).


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Related Bio(s):

Dr. Lee Lipp
Lee Lipp, PhD, 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. She served as shuso (head student) at City Center for the 2013 Winter Practice Period. 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.

Kanzan David Zimmerman
Kanzan David Zimmerman has been practicing Zen for 20 years and was ordained by Rev. Teah Strozer in 2006. Having spent eight years at Tassajara, where he held a number of positions including guest manager, meditation hall manager and director, he now lives at City Center where he is Program Director. He supports Dr. Lee Lipp with classes and workshops on "Transforming Depression and Anxiety."