Sunday, August 19
9 am - 4 pm
with Dr. Lee Lipp
and Lisa Hoffman Buddha Hall, 300 Page Street CEUs available - see note
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.
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. 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.
Lisa Hoffman studied with and received Zen priest ordination from Darlene Surei Kenpo Cohen in the Shunryu Suzuki Roshi lineage at Russian River Zendo and San Francisco Zen Center. Lisa integrates compassion and awareness practices as she teaches mindfulness and meditation to groups and offers spiritual guidance to individuals. Lisa’s passion is to offer classic teachings in ways that are relevant and helpful to the complexities and challenges of 21st century life, from navigating complicated relationships with ourselves and others, to handling 24/7 communications and information overload. Lisa also brings 25 years of experience and enthusiasm to nonprofit fund and board development, facilitation, and coaching.