Embracing Change: Zen and the Art of Creating a Life You Want

With Keiryu Liên Shutt
in the Conference Center at 308 Page Street
CE credits available

  Saturday, June 17, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Are you at a point in your life in which you feel like it's time for a change, but you're not sure how to proceed?

Change can be hard. Especially a change that we haven't chosen at this time, such as job or relationship loss. Or perhaps this is a life-transition time. Maybe as you think of all the many possible ways to go, you begin to feel confused: "Shall I do what I've always wanted to do, or stay with what I know?" "Is it time to go toward my 'heart's desire,' or is it time to get more training?"

At times like these, teachings both from Zen Buddhism and from the motivational field can help us. Join Liên for a daylong workshop in which we will explore how to incorporate both meditative practices and behavior-change skills in order to:

  1. Find stability and centeredness so that you can be truly present and aware.
  2. Use tools to help you evaluate what you’re feeling "called" to do at this time in your life.
  3. Learn what may be keeping you from achieving.
  4. Discover tools to help you set and achieve goals.
Meditation and Buddhist practices along with evaluative and skill-building tools will be practiced in small and large groups. Plan for a day in which you will be engaged from the heart and with mindfulness.

The time for change has come into your life. Come see how you can learn to meet this with ease, grace and skill, and go towards the life that is waiting to be created by you!

Fee: $80; $72 current SFZC members; $64 limited income.
  • Lunch, tea, and an afternoon snack will be provided.
  • Add $30 for CE certificate fee, to be paid at the time of registration.*
  • Some partial scholarships available; see About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations. No one turned away for lack of funds. 

*Note about CE credits: 5 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, and nurses. The $30 fee can be paid at the time of registration. San Francisco Zen Center and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) team together to offer CE credit to MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. SCRC offers CE credit to MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider #PCE1851). SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education activities for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. For complete information, visit spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD, at 707.763.3576. For more information, please contact our Programming Department at programs@sfzc.org.

To Register: Use the Register Online button above. Or call our toll-free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).