Upcoming Events

Finding Ease: A Mindful Approach to Anxiety

Topic:  Ground through mindfulness
Event Date:  January 27, 2019
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Additional Information:

Learn a gentle way to shift your relationship to anxiety, and develop tools based in mindfulness and meditation to interrupt the mental and emotional habits that open the anxiety rabbit hole. We will cultivate the opportunity to be with what is actually happening with awareness and clarity so we can respond to difficulties with consciousness, ease and new choices, rather than reactivity that at times can make things worse. You’ll spend a supportive and comforting day with like-minded companions in the friendly Victorian House Conference Center hosted by San Francisco Zen Center.

Major Gifts for Small Shops

Topic:  Major Gifts
Event Date:  March 27, 2019
Start Time: 12:00 pm
End Time: 2:00 pm
RSVP URL:  http://example.com

Additional Information:

This interactive, hands-on workshop will focus on how smaller development teams, even those with one staff, can integrate major gifts into its fund development program. The two-hour session will consist of a panel discussion, followed by breakout groups. It is part of a series that began with a focus on major gifts officers, followed by moves management, and continues with this program. Panel: Shernaz Polad Boga, Associate Director of Leadership Gifts, ACLU Foundation of Northern California; Katiti Crawford, Director of Donor Engagement, SFJAZZ; and Leigh Illion, Director of Leadership Gifts, Alameda County Community Food Bank; Brenda Laribee, Fund Development Consultant; Ziba Marashi, Associate Director of Leadership Gifts, ACLU; moderator: Lisa Hoffman, Coach – Consultant. Please note that January 1, 2019 is a placeholder date; the actual date will be published later this year.

Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion

Topic:  Transforming Depression and Anxiety
Event Date:  April 14, 2019
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Additional Information:

Please join a gentle day of compassionate mindfulness, meditation and therapeutic practices to find ease and comfort in dealing with depression and anxiety. You’ll learn how to identify and interrupt automatic, entrenched thoughts and feelings that so often lead to that familiar downward spiral. You’ll also find support and kind community as you try out skills and tools to reduce the pain and challenge of these difficult states of mind and heart. The workshop takes place at San Francisco Zen Center’s friendly Conference Center, contributing to a warm and safe space.

Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion

Topic:  Calm through meditation
Event Date:  November 3, 2019
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Additional Information:

Please join a gentle day of compassionate mindfulness, meditation and therapeutic practices to find ease and comfort in dealing with depression and anxiety. You’ll learn how to identify and interrupt automatic, entrenched thoughts and feelings that so often lead to that familiar downward spiral. You’ll also find support and kind community as you try out skills and tools to reduce the pain and challenge of these difficult states of mind and heart. The workshop takes place at San Francisco Zen Center’s serene and beautiful Green Gulch Farm, a 45 minute walk to Stinson Beach.