Chaplaincy Speaker Series: Healthy Compassion in Crises and Disasters with Nathan Jishin Michon
March 16, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
Nathan Jishin Michon (he//they) is a postdoctoral JSPS research fellow at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan focused on Buddhist chaplaincy. They especially focus on the development of Buddhist chaplaincy training programs around Japan. Jishin previously worked in hospice and disaster care. They previously trained in Zen and Thai Forest Tradition for a number of years, and then ordained both as a Shingon Buddhist priest and as an interfaith minister. Jishin is editor of works such as Refuge in the Storm: Buddhist Voices in Crisis Care, A Thousands Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community, and co-author the Oxford Research Encyclopedia’s entry on Buddhist Chaplaincy, among other works.