Saturday, April 13 and
Sunday, April 14
9 am - 4 pm
with Abbot Myogen Steve Stücky
and Dr. Lee Lipp
Suzuki Roshi said, “In the Beginner’s Mind there are many possibilities ...”
Combining mindfulness with body-focused meditation and specific therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, this two-day workshop
will examine how to best take care of ourselves by relating to depression and anxiety with compassion. The aim of the class 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 future depression.
(CEU’s are available-see below
Beginning or experienced meditators, mental health professionals, and those suffering from depression or anxiety (currently or in the past) are most welcome.
$165; $155 current SFZC members; $145 limited income. Fees cover both days
of the workshop and include lunch.
*Add $25 administration fee for CEU’s, to be paid at the time of registration.
Participation in this workshop fulfills the prerequisite for attending Transforming Depression and Anxiety: Ongoing Practice Group Classes
*Note about CEU’s:
SFZC is able to offer 12 CEU's for MFTs/LCSW’s (Provider #3978) to those attending the entire workshop. A CE administrative fee of $25 should be paid at time of registration. For more information, please contact our Programming Department
. For some events San Francisco Zen Center and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center team together to offer CE credit to MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. SRZC 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. SCRC also offers CE credit to nurses (California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP11909). For complete information visit their web site
or contact David Lukoff, Ph.D. at 707.763.3576.
Pre-registration is required.
Use the Ticket Table below. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.
Myogen Steve Stücky (Central Abbot)
Myogen Steve Stücky has been practicing Zen since 1971 with various teachers including Richard Baker, Dainin Katagiri, Robert Aitken, and Tenshin Anderson. He received Dharma Transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman in 1993. He became co-Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in February 2007 and in 2010 became Central Abbot as a part of restructuring the abbacy.
Dr. Lee Lipp
Lee Lipp, PhD, has a therapy practice in San Francisco and supervises at Haight Ashbury Psych Services. She has been a member of Thich Nhat Hahn’s Order of Interbeing, practicing Zen and Vipassana since 1990. Having taught in psychology graduate programs for 16 years, her most recent work has included being Diversity Coordinator at SFZC. She has taught Transforming Depression and Anxiety classes in venues that include Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society, Zen Hospice Project, Tassajara Mountain Center, San Francisco Zen Center, East Bay Meditation Center, Gay Men’s Buddhist Sangha, SF Mental Health Association and San Francisco Department of Mental Health.