Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety, CC 2/8

Practice Center
Date / Time
February 8, 2020 / 9:00am - 4:30pm
Event Type
Workshops and Retreats

In the Conference Center at 308 Page Street

Everyone is welcome

You open a door to a dark room and you think you know what’s there, where everything is arranged, but you really don’t know until you step inside. —Bob Dylan, Chronicles, Vol. 1

Aversion to anxiety is often accompanied by reactivity and actions that worsen how we feel. We suffer. This workshop, taught from the perspectives of Zen and Mindfulness meditation practices, is supported by the latest neuroscience and psychological research.

Our focus for the day will be on our direct experience. We will practice uncovering the natural state of a quieted mind, slowing down enough to see what is actually happening when we describe ourselves as anxious. As we cultivate the opportunity to be with what is actually happening with awareness and clarity, we can respond to difficulties with consciousness, ease and new choices, rather than with reactivity that at times can make things worse.

This workshop is supported with guided meditations and psychotherapeutic strategies and is appropriate for those who are new to meditation and for those who are experienced meditators.

Fee Information

Fee: $130; $117 current SFZC members; $91 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. Lunch is available for a donation of $10-$15.

Registration Information

Preregistration is required. 

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or please call the City Center main office at 415.863.3136 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362.

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