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Buddhist Chaplaincy Speaker Series: Staff Wellbeing with David Morris

Saturday, June 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am US Pacific Time

Online via Zoom

In this talk David will discuss his two years working full time as a Staff Wellbeing Chaplain in an Acute Hospital Trust in Southwest London, UK. He will explore;

Tensions between the structural and superficial potential of staff wellbeing services in large public institutions like the British National Healthcare Service (NHS).

Working as Buddhist chaplain in a generic chaplaincy role, one which has recently been rebranded to remove the association with chaplaincy: Staff Pastoral Wellbeing Practitioner

Instances of collaboration and crossover with clinical mental health provision, the disambiguation of counselling and chaplaincy, and the modelling of Buddhist chaplaincy on Christian chaplaincy

About the Instructor:
David Morris lives in London, UK, where he works full time as a chaplain in healthcare, with responsibility for staff wellbeing at an acute hospital. He has a BA and MA in the Study of Religions from SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies) and a PGC in Chaplaincy Studies from Newman University. David’s first chaplaincy job was in Higher Education, working for six years at the University of Westminster as deputy lead chaplain. He has been on a Buddhist journey since his teens, mainly with Shambhala for the last decade. He spent 9 months on retreat at Gampo Abbey in 2018/19, taking temporary ordination in the Kagyu lineage, and looks to Pema Chödrön as a teacher alongside Anam Thubten. David is a Trustee of the London Shambhala Meditation Centre where he also volunteers and teaches. He writes, records and performs songs under his own name and with bands, and spends a lot of time fantasising about living somewhere more rural and rugged, like Cornwall, where he grew up.
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Saturday, June 8
9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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