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

Slack

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 NellanySanta Cruz
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 Able Provence, France

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