– Course Components
Reading Assignments
Writing Assignments
Service Work
– Mentor Interviews
Optional Activities
Chaplain Consults
Contacts, Communication and Slack
– Academic Credit
– Group Agreements
– Payment, Withdrawal and Completion
– Before Our First Class
September (09/30/22)
Karuna – Compassion
October (10/21/22)
Dana – Generosity
November (11/11/22)
Sila – Virtue
December (12/09/22)
Viriya – Energy
January (01/13/22)
Panna – Wisdom
February (02/03-04/22)
Nekkhama – Renunciation
March (03/10/22)
Khanta – Patience
April (04/07/22)
Sacca – Truth
May (05/05/22)
Aditthana – Resolve
June (06/02/22)
Metta – Lovingkindness
July (07/07/22)
Upekkha – Equanimity
– Action + Reflection = Learning
– General
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Contacts and Communication


In between workshops, the best way to reach out to fellow students and faculty members is through Slack. You can register for Slack by clicking here. If you need any help using the platform, please email Vanessa on vanessa.able@gmail.com

  • Please fill out your profile on Slack, including uploading a photo and writing your email and pronouns
  • We will be using Slack for messaging one another through the year. You will also be submitting your essays through Slack.
  • If you’re not familiar with Slack, check out this page for an intro to the basics.

    Ways to access Slack:  
  • Through your regular browser (ie Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc) – AND/OR – 
  • Download an app for your computer – for Windows, click here. For Mac, click here. – AND/OR – 
  • Use Slack on your phone: for iPhone click here; for Android, click here.

Below is a list of the 2022-3 Buddhist Chaplaincy Training cohort, including their locations, in case this is useful information for carpool planning.

Program Participants
Letesa IslerBerkeley, CA
Christin ChongPacifica, CA
Kei Van ArnamSan Francisco, CA
Alan SchwartzWoodacre, CA
Casey KhoOakland, CA
Allen ShahEmerald Hills, CA
Sharon DowSanta Cruz, CA
Conrad SherbySan Mateo, CA
Barbara DonderoNapa, CA
Elisa GillOakland, CA
Sri JuvvadiPalo Alto, CA
Clarence MagnoAlameda, CA
Sage BeringerStanford, CA
Amy Jean Peterson (AJ)Sonoma, CA
Program Faculty
Jennifer BlockSanta Rosa, CA
Paul HallerSan Francisco, CA
Gil FronsdalRedwood City, CA
Vanessa AbleAix-en-Provence, FRANCE
Where’s everyone at?
(Locations are approximate)

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