Welcome
Zoom Link
PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Course Components
Reading Assignments
Writing Assignments
Service Work
Mentor Interviews
Optional Activities
COURSE INFO
Contacts, Communications and Slack
Group Agreements
Payment, Withdrawal and Completion
MONTH BY MONTH
Before Our First Workshop
September
Karuna – Compassion
Seminar 09/08
Workshop 09/29
October
Dana – Generosity
Seminar 10/13
Workshop 10/20
November
Sila – Virtue
Seminar 11/10
Workshop 11/17
December
Nekkhama – Renunciation
Seminar 12/04
Workshop 12/08
January
Panna – Wisdom
Seminar 01/12
Workshop 01/19
February
Virya – Energy
Seminar 02/02
Workshop 02/09
March
Khanta – Patience
Seminar 03/08
Workshop 03/15
April
Sacca – Truth
Seminar 04/09
Workshop 04/12
May
Aditthana – Resolve
Seminar 05/03
Workshop 05/10
June
Metta – Lovingkindness
Seminar 05/31
Workshop 06/07
July
Upekkha – Equanimity
Seminar 06/28
Workshop 07/12
RESOURCES
Action + Reflection = Learning
– General
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Contacts and Communication

Slack

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 2023-4 Online Buddhist Chaplaincy Training cohort, including their locations, in case this is useful information for communication through time zones.

Program Participants
Joyce DuncanMassachusetts, USA
Melinda (Mindy) TaylorColorado, USA
Carmen ColemanWashington, USA
Randall (Randy) WeingartenCalifornia, USA
Bernadette PrinsterWashington, USA
Patricia ZawNew Zealand
Nancy WaringMassachusetts, USA
Sumreen ChaudhryPennsylvania, USA
marilyn lemonBritish Columbia, Canada
Kalyana BlissPortugal
Brandie DevallCalifornia, USA
Heidi AhrensQuebec, Canada
Mary SchjeldahlMaui, Hawaii
James (Jim) TeschnerFrance / New York, USA
js fashOntario / British Columbia, Canada
Ben RosenthalIllinois, USA
Stephen HedtWashington, USA
Program Faculty
Jennifer BlockCalifornia, USA
Dawn NealCalifornia, USA
Trent ThornleyCalifornia, USA
Vanessa Able Provence, France
Buddies

Jim and Kalyana and Sumreen
Nancy and Mindy
Mary and Brandie
Randy and js
Heidi and marilyn
Joyce and Bernadette
Carmen and Patricia
Ben and Stephen

Small Groups

GROUP 1 – js + marilyn + Brandie + Sumreen + Jim + Stephen
GROUP 2 – Mary + Patricia + Randy + Bernadette + Carmen
GROUP 3 – Heidi + Joyce + Kalyana + Nancy + Mindy + Ben

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