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Befriending Your Pain

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Hi.  I’m Dr. Lee Lipp.  I teach an online course called BEFRIENDING YOUR PAIN: Contemplative practices + techniques from psychotherapy + neuroscience to re-sculpt the brain for greater ease in coping with life’s emotional and physical challenges, and cultivating the life you want.

My mission:
For 30 years, I’ve taught this deeply beneficial, life-changing work through schools and organizations that have offered access to those who can afford to pay. Now I’m setting up my own online course offering access to ANYONE who is interested, regardless of financial circumstances. 

Time is of essence:  I’m 78.  I know the Befriending Your Pain practices work!  And I know the benefits intimately through my own current experience living with cancer.  I want to teach these incredibly beneficial practices to as many people as possible, for whatever their budget can allow.  This is my service calling. The time is NOW.

My fundraising goal is $10k.
This is the cost of building the online capability and creating a scholarship fund for those who cannot afford the course fee which will be $50.  

How you can help me:
*Donate $10 or more.  (Thank you!)
*Donations of $25 or more will provide free access to the course when it goes live online (transferable to a friend or family member).
*Share the following on social media for me.
* Tell 10 friends you’re supporting my request as you send them the link below:

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With gratitude, kindness and love, Lee

More about Lee:
Since 1993, Dr. Lee Lipp has been facilitating workshops and practice groups and classes that combine psychotherapeutic skills with mindfulness meditation for issues related to chronic depression and anxiety mood states, as well as for preventing substance abuse relapse. Having taught in psychology graduate programs for 16 years, her recent work has included teaching at the San Francisco Mental Health Association and San Francisco Dept. of Mental Health, San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, the Drug Court of the Superior Court of California-San Francisco County, Haight Ashbury Psychological Services, as well as at many of the Bay area’s Buddhist Centers, i.e. San Francisco Zen Center, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Center, Zen Hospice Project, Tassajara Mountain Center, San Francisco Insight, Arcata Zen Center, Gay Men’s Buddhist Sangha, and East Bay Meditation Center.

Dr. Lipp has taken training with Zindel Segal, Ph.D. and Steven Alper, L.C.S.W, has been a member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing and has engaged in Zen and Vipassana meditation practice for over 20 years. She has completed the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader 2 year training program. Her most recent work has included being Diversity/ Outreach Coordinator at San Francisco Zen Center as well as supervision of interns at Haight Ashbury Psych Services.  She presently sits on San Francisco Zen Center’s Ethics and Reconciliation Council, has served on the Board of Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) and has led Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement training programs for BPF.



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Lee Lipp
San Francisco, CA

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