Course Components
Reading Assignments
Writing Assignments
Service Work
Mentor Interviews
Optional Activities
Contacts, Communication and Slack
Academic Credit
Group Agreements
Payment, Withdrawal and Completion
Before Our First Class
September (09/22/23)
Karuna – Compassion
October (10/13/23)
Dana – Generosity
November (11/10/23)
Sila – Virtue
December (12/01/23)
Viriya – Energy
January (01/12/24)
Panna – Wisdom
February (02/02-03/24)
Nekkhama – Renunciation
March (03/08/24)
Khanta – Patience
April (04/12/24)
Sacca – Truth
May (05/03/24)
Aditthana – Resolve
May (05/31/24)
Metta – Lovingkindness
June (06/28/24)
Upekkha – Equanimity
Action + Reflection = Learning
– General
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Contacts and Communication


In between workshops, the best way to reach out to fellow students and faculty members is through Slack. You can register for Slack by clicking here. If you need any help using the platform, please email Vanessa on vanessa.able@gmail.com

  • Please fill out your profile on Slack, including uploading a photo and writing your email and pronouns
  • We will be using Slack for messaging one another through the year. You will also be submitting your essays through Slack.
  • If you’re not familiar with Slack, check out this page for an intro to the basics.

    Ways to access Slack:  
  • Through your regular browser (ie Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc) – AND/OR – 
  • Download an app for your computer – for Windows, click here. For Mac, click here. – AND/OR – 
  • Use Slack on your phone: for iPhone click here; for Android, click here.

Below is a list of your 2023-4 Buddhist Chaplaincy Training cohort, including your locations, in case this is useful information for car pool planning. Please let me know if I need to adjust your location!

Program Participants
Fred BranamanAlameda
Karen MoirSanta Clara
Ravi MishraSan Francisco
Kan YanBerkeley
Steven MindenMountain View
Ross BauerKensington
Peter CrandallPalo Alto
Gauri KolhatkarSanta Monica
Zuzu MyersMuir Beach
Shani JayantMountain View
Edward TcheleshevNapa
Sveta KrasikovaSan Mateo
Wendy LoFosterCity
Michael NellanyFremont
Diane BlochSanta Cruz
Clif CannonPortland, OR
Kent PutnamWoodside
Ben RosenthalSkokie, IL
Thenuka KarunaratneSan Francisco
Program Faculty
Jennifer BlockSanta Rosa
Gil FronsdalRedwood City
Paul HallerSan Francisco
Vanessa AbleProvence, France

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