Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion, CC 11/19

With Paul Irving and Kanzan David Zimmerman
in the Conference Center at 308 Page Street

Everyone is welcome
CE credits available only for November 19, 2017*

Sunday, November 19, 9 am – 5 pm 
Saturday, June 17, 2018, 9 am – 5 pm 

Suzuki Roshi said, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities …”

Combining mindfulness and specific therapeutic approaches, this workshop will examine how to best take care of ourselves by relating to depression and anxiety with compassion. The aim of the workshop is for participants to practice identifying, relating to and interrupting conditionings that are hindrances to feeling better. With encouragement and skillful means to interrupt the mind’s habitual patterns contributing to depression and anxiety, participants can cultivate practices to manage and prevent chronic feelings of unhappiness.

Appropriate for those who are new to meditation and for those who are experienced meditators, the workshop also meets the CE criteria for several health-care professional designations.

Fee: 2017: $100; $90 current SFZC members; $80 limited income.
2018: $120; $108 current SFZC members; $96 limited income.

  • *Add $30 for CE certificate fee, to be paid at the time of registration. NOTE: CE credits will not be offered in 2018.
  • Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.)
  • No one turned away for lack of funds.
  • Please bring a bag lunch.
Note about Ongoing Classes: Participation in this workshop fulfills the prerequisite for attending Transforming Depression and Anxiety: Weekly Practice Classes.

*Note about CE credits: 7 CE credits available for 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 nurses (California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP11909). For complete information visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD, at 707.763.3576. For more information, please contact our Programming Department at

Preregistration is required. To register, please call the City Center main office at 415.863.3136 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362.

About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations