Love and Power: How Zen Practices Help Relationship with David Richo Ph.D. MFT and Shosan Victoria Austin, Online 11/14

Practice Center
Date / Time
November 14, 2020 / 10:00am - 4:00pm
Event Type
Workshops and Retreats

The Zoom link to participate in the workshop portion of this event will be provided at least 24 hours before it begins. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions.

Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm PT

Dharma Talk via the Online Zendo 10:15 – 11:15 am PT
Dharma Discussion / Q&A 11:15 am – noon PT
Workshop 1 – 4 pm PT

An ancient Zen teacher taught, "Intimacy, intimacy," meaning that loving and being loved is our birthright. However, though loving is simple, it is not easy to love, whether ourselves or another. Skill in the Buddhist methods of loving-kindness is our key to a spiritually conscious intimacy—an intimate, responsive communion. Opening the gates of intimacy gently leads us to love's inevitable outcome: a heart of bright presence that loves freely, fearlessly, and as specifically or universally as needed to benefit the beings in front of us. This transcendent, skillful, and unconditional love isn't just for a heroic few; it is everyone's magnificent calling and life purpose.

This day of teachings will include sitting, lecture, exercises, and discussion. Participants will learn Zen Buddhist teachings and review psychological models on relating, both in theory and practice.

Fee Information
  • General: $100
  • Current SFZC member: $90
  • Limited income: $70

To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the application form.

Registration Information

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