The 2022-2023 Buddhist Chaplaincy yearlong introductory training is in-person at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA
The practice of chaplaincy (also referred to as ‘spiritual care’) is a multi-faceted and well-established professional discipline. Chaplains care for and help individuals from different faith traditions or no tradition at all. Likewise, chaplains care for people from all walks of life, respecting their diverse cultures, identities, abilities and beliefs.
A chaplain is an individual who is ordained or endorsed by a faith group to provide spiritual care in diverse settings including, but not limited to: hospitals, corrections, long-term care, rehabilitation centers, sports teams, palliative care, military, hospices, workplaces, mental health, universities, and other specialized settings.
Chaplaincy/spiritual care includes emotional, spiritual, religious, ethical, and/or integral care. It is grounded in initiating, developing and deepening, and bringing to an appropriate close, a mutual and empathic relationship with the patient/client, family, and/or staff. The development of a genuine relationship is at the core of chaplaincy care and underpins, even enables, all the other dimensions of spiritual care to occur.
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Click here for writings by Buddhist Chaplaincy students. Their voices give example to the nature of training in Buddhist Chaplaincy.
Each spring, an introduction to Buddhist chaplaincy event is sponsored by The Sati Center and The Institute for Buddhist Studies. Click here for more information.