The Transformative Purpose of Anger: Deconstructing Strong Emotions from a Zen Perspective, Online 4/18

Practice Center
Date / Time
April 18, 2021 / 9:30am - 2:00pm
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.

This workshop is highly experiential and will not be recorded.

Sunday, 9:30 am – 2 pm PT

Anger can be useful—but it's important to channel it strategically rather than let it consume you. How does meditation interrupt strong emotions like anger within the practice of compassionate response? During this Zoom training, you'll learn a step-by-step process (rooted in Nonviolent Communication) to work through strong emotions by uncovering what triggered you, discovering what's under the feelings, identifying what you want instead of what you don't want, and explore next steps for self-care and healing.

Anger is a primary emotion experienced as a powerful, necessary, and creative. It is an energetic force and reveals our desires, alerts us to our needs for profound change, and calls on us to take action. Seeing anger as a mirror reflecting our inner needs, we are all called to question “How do I practice with emotions that make me uncomfortable?” How can I be compassionate with myself when I am feeling so much shame?

Instead of trying to minimize anger, or engaging in destructive patterns, learn how to healthily and productively express anger to work through conflict and have empowered conversations successfully.

Vanessa Alfaro & Sally Chang talk about Transforming Anger, on the Warriors for Peace Podcast 2/2021

Fee Information
  • General: $90
  • Current SFZC member: $81
  • Limited income: $63

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