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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

Reading Assignments

This is the book list for the course.  Approximately 100 pages of book reading are assigned each month per a schedule provided at the first class. In addition, approximately 25 pages of relevant articles are posted on the course website after each Friday workshop, organized by the month.

Books can be purchased either new or used in a variety of ways, or through a public library.  Some of our alumni have donated books for use by new students.  Stay tuned for more information.

Scroll down below the book list to see the assignment schedule.

READING ASSIGNMENTS
Please read at least 50% of these texts

Sept-Oct
The Arts of Contemplative Care
by Cheryl Giles & Willa Miller

Oct-Nov
An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics
by Peter Harvey

Nov-Dec
The Wounded Healer
by Henri J. M. Nouwen

Dec-Jan
How Can I Help?
by Ram Dass & Paul Gorman

Jan-Feb
Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care Handbook
by Stephen B. Roberts

Feb-Mar
None: Catch up time!

Mar-April
Parting: A Handbook for Spiritual Care at the End of Life
by J. Sutton Holder & J. Aldredge-Clanton

April-May
Handbook for the Spirit
by Richard Carlson & Benjamin Shield

May-June
Towards the True Kinship of Faiths
by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

June-July
Transitions
by William Bridges

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