Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety, GGF

With Paul Irving and Jisho Lisa Hoffman
in the Wheelwright Center at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

Everyone is welcome

Sunday, September 23, 9 am – 5 pm – online registration closed for this date*
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 9 am – 5 pm

*To check for openings and make a reservation, please call the Green Gulch Farm office at 415.383.3134.

You open a door to a dark room and you think you know what’s there, where everything is arranged, but you really don’t know until you step inside.  —Bob Dylan, Chronicles, Vol. 1

Aversion to anxiety is often accompanied by reactivity and actions that worsen how we feel. We suffer. This workshop, taught from the perspectives of Zen and Mindfulness meditation practices, is supported by the latest neuroscience and psychological research.

Our focus for the day will be on our direct experience. We will practice uncovering the natural state of a quieted mind, slowing down enough to see what is actually happening when we describe ourselves as anxious. As we cultivate the opportunity to be with what is actually happening with awareness and clarity, we can respond to difficulties with consciousness, ease and new choices, rather than with reactivity that at times can make things worse.

This workshop is supported with guided meditations and psychotherapeutic strategies and is 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.

Fees: $115; $103 current SFZC members; $92 limited income.

  • Fee includes lunch.
  • Some partial scholarships available.
Note about Ongoing Classes: Participation in this workshop fulfills the prerequisite for attending Transforming Depression and Anxiety: Weekly Practice Classes.

Preregistration is required. Use the Register Online button above. Or call the Green Gulch Farm main office at 415.383.3134 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362. Or fill out this online form to have the Reservations Office contact you by phone or email to assist your registration.

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