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– Course Components
Reading Assignments
Writing Assignments
Service Work
Optional Activities
Chaplain Consults
Contacts, Communication and Slack
– Academic Credit
– Group Agreements
– Payment, Withdrawal and Completion
– Action + Reflection = Learning
– Prison Dharma
– Grief
– Trauma
– Palliative Care
– General
– Complementary Training
– 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)
Nekkhama – Renunciation
January (01/13/22)
Panna – Wisdom
February (02/03-04/22)
Viriya – Energy
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

Optional Activities

In addition to the workshops, assignments and volunteer work of the program, we offer some extra classes and learning opportunities to participants: a Reading and Writing Workshop and Field Trips.

Writing and Reading Workshop

A Writing and Reading Workshop will be offered by Vanessa Able, a former student of the Sati program and a recent Stanford Healthcare CPE graduate. Vanessa will frame parts of the workshop through her experience as a writer and editor, and sharing insights into the process of writing as a way of supporting chaplaincy learning.

The workshop will include the following:
– Navigating the schedule of the reading and writing assignments
– Approaching the writing assignments
– How do the writing assignments support chaplaincy learning?
– Journaling and reading
– Working with feedback
– Writing as practice

The workshop will take place on Saturday, 8th October at 9am PT.

Field Trips

An important element of the program is going on self-generated field trips. For example, you might visit a church or temple of a religion you are unfamiliar with, attend an AA meeting if you have never done so, volunteer for a few hours at a homeless shelter or a soup kitchen, tag along with a hospital chaplain as he or she does her rounds.

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