October 20, 2012 Daylong: Transforming Depression and Anxiety with Dr. Lee Lipp & Rev. David Zimmerman

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 20th from 10am to 5pm for a daylong on:

Transforming Depression and Anxiety with Dr. Lee Lipp and Rev. David Zimmerman

Aversion to these states of mind are often accompanied by reactivity and actions that worsen how we feel. We suffer.

During this day together we will examine how to recognize the dragons and how to tame them. Instead of running away from difficult thoughts and feelings that can lead to chronic unhappiness and/or agitation, our focus for this day will be on kindhearted mindful awareness and intentional cultivation of non-reactive attention to these elements of our experience. Guided meditations will be offered as we practice stopping and quieting the mind so that we slow down enough to see what is actually happening internally. The natural state of a quieted mind interrupts reactivity and offers us freedom to uncover a compassionate and responsive relationship to experience that can alleviate and liberate us from suffering.

This daylong workshop retreat is appropriate for those new to meditation or those wishing to deepen their practice, individuals and health care professionals alike. Everyone is welcome.

There is no fee for this workshop and donations for the Insight Meditation Modesto’a future daylong retreats and for the teachers will be gratefully accepted.

Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share for lunch, if you would like.  For the sake of those who may have sensitivities or allergies, please do not wear scented or perfumed products.  If you have a meditation cushion, please bring it. A very limited number of mats and cushions will be available.  Chairs will be available.  To register, please contact Chris Bitonti at 209-343-2748.

6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SCRC for $15. Prepayment is available on their website. See below.

CEs for psychologists are provided by The Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. SCRC is a California Board of Registered Nursing Provider (BRN) and a Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider (BBS). For questions about CE contact www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at david.lukoff@gmail.com or (707) 763-3576.

Lee Lipp, Ph.D. has been a member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, practicing Zen and Vipassana since 1991. Having taught in psychology graduate programs for 16 years, her most recent work has included being Diversity Coordinator at SFZC. She has taught classes at Spirit Rock, Insight Meditation Center, San Francisco Zen Center, East Bay Meditation Center, Zen Hospice Project, Tassajara, Arcata Zen Center, La Casa de las Madres, Gay Men’s Buddhist Sangha, UCSF Trauma Recovery Center, SF Mental Health Assoc. and SF Dept. of Mental Health.  Lee supervises at Haight Ashbury Psych Services, leads “Transforming Depression” and “Transforming Anxiety” groups, and has a psychotherapy practice in San Francisco. www.leelipp.com

Kansan David Zimmerman has been practicing Zen for 20 years and was ordained by Rev. Teah Strozer in 2006. Having spent eight years at Tassajara, where he held a number of positions including guest manager, meditation hall manager and director, he now lives at City Center where he is Program Director. He also served as Head Monk (Shuso) at Tassajara Winter of 2010 and as Zen Center Corporate Secretary prior to joining the programming department. David currently serves on the SFZC Diversity and Multiculturalism Committee, is a co-facilitator of Queer Dharma, and supports Dr. Lee Lipp with classes and workshops on “Transforming Depression and Anxiety.”

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