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Transforming Depression and Anxiety: Drop-in Classes

Celebrating class's 5th year: facilitators Gary, Mark, Paul, Lee & David.
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Practice classes are facilitated by Lee Lipp, PhD, and others
in the Conference Center
308 Page Street

Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 pm

Note: Those who have participated in a workshop with Lee are invited to participate in this class. Attendance at one of Lee's workshops is a prerequisite for participation in this class. For the calendar of all of Lee's upcoming workshops at SFZC, please visit Lee’s bio page.

These 1½-hour drop-in practice classes are offered to those who are interested in fine-tuning the practices introduced in the basic skills workshops taught throughout the year at SFZC and at other venues.

The class begins and ends with meditation and includes time for discussion about how our practice is going. Different than a therapy group, San Francisco Zen Center is offering these drop-in classes with the intention to encourage the development of the mindfulness and compassion practices taught in the workshop framework and offers support for examining the links of conditioned patterns and our relationship to them.

Fundamentally, we agree that mindfulness practice provides an effective way to alleviate afflictive emotions and thoughts and that structuring the classes accordingly offers the most support.

Sliding scale fee: $15 - $20. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Fees will be collected at the class. (See note above for prerequisite.)

Dates:  This class will meet weekly in 2015, with the exception of 1/1, 12/24 and 12/31.

Interested in carpooling? Visit SFZC's Rideshare Board
(Note: If you enter in 12/18/2014 as the end date, then your post will stay on the board until the end of this year. You may delete your post at any time by following the directions on the Rideshare Board site.)

For more information please contact San Francisco Zen Center at 415.863.3136.

Upcoming workshops that meet the prerequisite are listed on Lee Lipp's SFZC bio page, where there is also a link to Lee's personal web site that lists other workshop venues in addition to those at Zen Center.

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.