Chaplaincy Speaker Series: Healthy Compassion in Crises and Disasters with Nathan Jishin Michon


Register 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 […]

On the vital importance of one’s mind’s training being G R A D U A L : A Buddha’s teaching that is not being talked about often enough!

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with Bhikkhu Sambodhi In Person at Insight Meditation Center and Online via Zoom   Register Bhikkhu Sambodhi was born in the mid-sixties in what was then known as Czechoslovakia and what is now the Czech Republic, one the most irreligious countries in the world. Raised as an atheist with an initial strong bend toward “hard” […]

Introduction to Buddhist Chaplaincy with Jennifer Block and Vanessa Able


Register  Chaplains provide spiritual care and support to people in places such as hospitals, hospices, prisons and a wide variety of other settings. The work is wonderfully challenging and satisfying. In recent years, dharma practitioners have been experiencing chaplaincy as a powerful opportunity to practice engaged Buddhism, and for some, as a vocation and profession. […]

Buddhist Chaplaincy: Practicing What We Preach with Grace Schireson


There is sometimes a gap between traditional Buddhist training and truly understanding how to help people. Additionally, after many years of Zen training, students may lack the skills and credentials required for a meaningful and sustainable livelihood. The Shogaku Zen Institute was set up to fill that gap for Zen students and priests in the […]

Buddhist Chaplaincy Speaker Series: Staff Wellbeing with David Morris


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 […]

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