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Chaplaincy Speaker Series: “Exploring Vajrayana-Informed Chaplaincy” with Lama Justin von Bujdoss

Saturday, July 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am US Pacific Time

Dāna Program
This dana program is freely offered in the spirit of generosity. Any donation you can offer to the teacher and to the Sati Center to continue making these teachings available is greatly appreciated.

Online via Zoom

The Zen traditions have long had a vital impact in establishing and deepening Buddhist contemplative approaches to chaplaincy and spiritual caregiving. The Vajrayana Buddhist traditions have been slower to bring the wisdom of Tantric Buddhism to the practice and continued development of Buddhist chaplaincy and spiritual caregiving, especially in professional clinical settings. Join us for an exploration into visioning some of the unique gifts that the Vajrayana Buddhist lineages can offer spiritual caregivers and chaplaincy programs as the field of Buddhist chaplaincy moves into maturity.

About the Instructor:
Lama Justin von Bujdoss is an American vajrayana Buddhist teacher, writer, and the is a co-founder of Bhumisparsha an experimental Buddhist sangha along with Lama Rod Owens and Yangti Yoga Retreat Center with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. He is the author of “Modern Tantric Buddhism: Authenticity and Embodiment in Dharma Practice” published by North Atlantic Books, and contributor to “Buddhism and Whiteness: Critical Reflections” published by Lexington Books. From 2016 until December 2021 Justin served as the Executive Director of Chaplaincy and Staff Wellness for NYC Department of Correction where he also served as Staff Chaplain supervising over 30 chaplains and guided wellness programming for staff. Justin also has professional experience in home hospice and hospital settings as a pastoral caregiver. Lama Justin is currently the chaplain for Hart Island, New York City’s public cemetery.

Justin was ordained as a repa, a lay tantric yogin in the tradition of Milarepa, by His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche, one of the heart sons of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa and is a ngakpa in the Yuthok Nyingthik tantric Buddhist lineage. Lama Justin has presented on Buddhist practice at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, University of Chicago, Wellesley, Columbia University, has been a visiting instructor at Union Theological Seminary, teaches at Pure Land Farms. Justin is passionate about helping to create the conditions for authentic embodied tantric Buddhist spiritual practice in the West.


Saturday, July 6
9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT


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