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September
Karuna – Compassion
Workshop 09/22
October
Dana – Generosity
Workshop 10/13
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Sila – Virtue
Workshop 11/10
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Viriya – Energy
Workshop 12/01
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Panna – Wisdom
Workshop 01/12
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Nekkhama – Renunciation
Workshop 02&03/02
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Khanta – Patience
Workshop 03/08
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Sacca – Truth
Workshop 04/12
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Aditthana – Resolve
Workshop 05/03
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Metta – Lovingkindness
Workshop 05/31
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Upekkha – Equanimity
Workshop 06/28
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September

KARUNA – COMPASSION
Workshop date: 09/22/2023

As the Boddhisattvas thousand eyes behold the world’s suffering,
Compassion awakens to perform the work of a Buddha.

CLASS RECORDINGS

TO DO BEFORE OCTOBER CLASS:
– Practice regularly with paramita of the month: Compassion
– Start service work or develop a plan accordingly
– Meet with your buddy and get to know one another’s motivation for enrolling in this training
– Meet with your small group (virtually or in person) and discuss the impact of the September workshop
– Have a Mentor Interview if you are scheduled here
– Write the Dharma Story assignment: ‘Tending the Sick
– Read the September workshop follow-up articles posted below
– Read at least 50% of the Book-of-the-Month (click here for schedule)

PREPARE IDENTITY BOX
People’s identities are made up of internal and external selves. The external self is what others see; the internal self is what we know to be true about ourselves.  This activity will explore how others see you, or your external self, and how you see yourself, your internal self.  This is a learning exercise of introducing oneself and practice in ‘meeting the stranger’ — which is a primary skill for chaplains.

Get a box —  any type of box (cardboard, shoe, tissue, etc.); on the outside: place your name(s), photos and images and words to introduce yourself; on the inside: place photos and images and words and actual objects that are about your inner self and what you would like others to know about you at this point in time. Not everything, just a few important things. At the first class you will present your box to a small group, explaining the meaning behind the images, objects, etc. and together you will explore the similarities and differences of how a person sees themselves  and how others perceive them.

Here are some prompts for inside the box aspect of assignment:

– One important thing to happen to me is:
– I am proud of:
– Something that makes me happy is:
– I work hard at doing:
– My favorite book/movie/musical is:
– The funniest thing that ever happened to me was:
– As a chaplain in training, I want to:
– My favorite place to go is:
– My hobbies are:
– One of my dreams is to:
– Something I want you to know about me is:
– Five words that describe me:
– Five words that others would use to describe me:
– Something that:
– – – makes me happy:
– – – makes me sad:
– – – makes me nervous:
– – – makes me mad:
– – – makes me laugh:
– – – makes me embarrassed:

READ

About Buddhist Chaplaincy – by Gil Fronsdal
About Buddhist Chaplaincy – by Paul Haller
About Buddhist Chaplaincy – by Jennifer Block
What is a chaplain?
Chaplaincy- A Brief Intro
Structure of a Care Relationship
A Treatise on the Paramis
The 10 Perfections – a poem
Compassionate Mind Healthy Body
Compassion & the Bodhisattva vows
The Four Domains of Competency (Short)
The Four Domains of Competency (Long)

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