Transforming Depression and Anxiety Practice Group, Online 1/15 - 3/25

Practice Center
Date / Time
Jan 15, 2024 / 5:30pm - Mar 25, 2024 / 7:00pm
Event Type
Classes & Extended Courses

This class will be offered online. The Zoom link will be provided at least 24 hours before the class begins. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions. This program will have the option of closed captioning.

Three-month session: Every other Monday, 5:30 – 7 pm PT (January 15, 29, February 12, 26, March 11, 25)

This class is offered twice a year.

Kindness, mindfulness, and tools from contemporary psychology are engaged to shift our relationship with depression, anxiety, and their companions judgement and self-criticism, in SFZC’s Transforming Depression and Anxiety offerings. These include the core TDA course, Finding Ease, and Zen Meets Depression and Anxiety.

This 3-month virtual practice community class is offered to TDA offering participants and anyone who feels they will benefit from these teachings. We will engage Buddhist practices like compassion, and use TDA tools to disrupt reactive thought patterns that threaten to steal our peace of mind-heart, and the moment.

We will also work with questioning old stories that can literally poison our perceptions of self, others, and reality. Our purpose is to live more fully in the present moment, less affected by reactivity, rumination and worry. Living this way is one of the most powerful antidotes to lowered and agitated moods, and to see what is good in our lives.

Led by Jisho Lisa Beth Hoffman, each class will include a brief guided meditation, a short TDA-Buddhist teaching, discussion, and a closing guided meditation.

IIf you have taken a TDA offering, we encourage you to try this practice group. If you haven’t, you are also warmly welcomed to join. We do request that you prepare for the group, and there are two easy ways you can do so.

  • One is to take the self-paced online course Befriending Your Pain, taught by the late Dr. Lee Lipp, who created the TDA-FE offerings, and was a wise and delightful teacher.
  • The other option is to read The Mindful Way Through Depression, which Dr. Lipp used in designing the TDA offerings. And, please consider signing up for SFZC’s Sangha News which will include notices about TDA offerings.
Fee Information
  • Full price: $150
  • SFZC members: $135
  • Sliding Scale 1: $90
  • Sliding Scale 2: $37.50

For additional discount options, please email us at

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Or call 415-354-0360.

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