Love and Power in Relationships, CC 3/9

A day of teachings with David Richo, Ph.D., MFT and Shosan Victoria Austin

  Saturday, March 9, 1 – 4 pm

10:15 – 11 am: Lecture in the Buddha Hall
11:10 am – 12 noon: Q&A in the Dining Room
1 – 4 pm: Workshop at 308 Page Street Conference Center

After a lecture, when a student asked about power, Suzuki Roshi responded, “Don’t use it.”

Every relationship includes differing levels of power arising from personal or social endowments and experience, role, and external supports. However, due to our habits and preconceptions, our perceived inequalities can contribute to misplaced anger and resentment, barriers in the life of a relationship. The promise of Zen practice is that we can transform any barrier into a gateway to increased intimacy. How does practice help us negotiate a way of being together that is founded on equality?

Fees: $60; $54 current SFZC members; $48 limited income. Fee includes lunch. Some partial scholarships available; see About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations.

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