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Finding Ease with Chronic Illness and Pain: A Path to Skillful Compassion, CC 8/19

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Dr. Lee Lipp
Jisho Lisa Hoffman
Sunday, August 19
9 am - 4 pm
with Dr. Lee Lipp and Lisa Hoffman

Buddha Hall, 300 Page Street

CEUs available - see note* below.

Most of us yearn for ease and comfort when we are dealing with the complexities of living with chronic pain and illness. Our day-to-day experiences can be challenging and at times intense and frustrating. Is it possible to cultivate a relationship to our experiences that can bring us closer to ease and clarity even in the midst of the difficulties? Yes!

In this gentle, interactive workshop we will explore cultivating a different kind of relationship with pain, illness and the suffering that often accompanies our experience. Our day will include practices to help us notice the little joys and pleasures that surround us, even when our bodies hurt, our movement is limited and we are affected deeply by disease. With guided meditations and time to speak with each other authentically, we can become intimate with an inherent “listening mind” and some fresh approaches so that we can respond to ourselves with loving kindness and compassion.

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.

Retreat fee: $100 non-members; $90 current SFZC members; $80 limited income. Some partial scholarships may be available. Fee includes lunch. *Add $15 for CEU certificate fee, to be paid at the time of registration.

*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.

Pre-registration is required. Use the Register Online button above. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.

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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.

Jisho Lisa Hoffman
Jisho Lisa Hoffman was priest ordained by the late Surei Darlene Cohen at San Francisco Zen Center, and received dharma transmission from Meiji Tony Patchell in August 2013 at the Russian River Zendo. Lisa's passion is bringing the Buddhist teachings, meditation and mindfulness into the world in a way that’s easy and useful for people to integrate into their everyday lives. She does this as a priest and as a nonprofit coach and consultant.