“If you’re invested in security and certainty,
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– Pema Chödrön


GBF Pride – Steven Tierney

Jun 19, 2022

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What does pride mean to you? 

In this talk, Steven poses many questions including why do you practice, why do you come to GBF, and what do you get from and give to GBF? He shares the Buddha's teachings on sangha and that building community is the most important part of supporting practice. 

He gives a beautiful extensive history of pride, authenticity, celebration and gives suggestions for engaged Buddhism in the community. This Dharma talk is strongly influenced by Thich Nhat Hanh, as Steven shares the heartfelt practice of noticing beauty, creating beauty and enacting beauty.  
Steven Tierney is Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology at CIIS. Steven began his Buddhist practice in 1993 and is now an ordained priest in the Soto Zen lineage of Suzuki Roshi. He is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco, specializing in addiction and recovery, life transitions and resilience. His therapeutic approaches are grounded in mindfulness-based, trauma-informed therapies. He is the co-founder and CEO of the San Francisco Mindfulness Foundation. Dr. Tierney is a certified suicide prevention and intervention trainer and offers community-based workshops to promote safer, healthier communities.

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