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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
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September

KARUNA – COMPASSION
Chaplaincy Skill – Meeting
Workshop date: 09/29/2023

As the Boddhisattvas thousand eyes behold the world’s suffering,
Compassion awakens to perform the work of a Buddha.

CLASS RECORDINGS

TO DO BEFORE OCTOBER CLASS:
– Practice regularly with paramita of the month: Compassion
– Start service work or develop a plan accordingly
– Meet with your buddy and get to know one another’s motivation for enrolling in this training
– Meet with your small group (virtually or in person) and discuss the impact of the September workshop
– Have a Mentor Interview if you are scheduled here
– Write the Dharma Story assignment: ‘Tending the Sick’. For more guidelines around writing Dharma Story assignments, see here.
– Read the September workshop follow-up articles posted below
– Read at least 50% of the Book-of-the-Month (click here for schedule)

READ

ABOUT BUDDHIST CHAPLAINCY
About Buddhist Chaplaincy – by Gil Fronsdal
About Buddhist Chaplaincy – by Paul Haller
About Buddhist Chaplaincy – by Jennifer Block
Chaplaincy- A Brief Intro
Structure of a Care Relationship
What Does a Chaplain Do?
We Are All Healers – Henri Nouwen

INTRODUCTION TO PARAMIS
A Treatise on the Paramis
The 10 Perfections – a poem

COMPASSION
Compassionate Mind Healthy Body
Compassion & the Bodhisattva vows

CHAPLAINCY COMPETENCIES
The Four Domains of Competency (Short)
The Four Domains of Competency (Long)

HINDRANCES RITUAL

Find a small, smooth stone, or a similar object that can be written on. A piece of paper or card can also serve. Hold the object in your hand and closing your eyes, bring to mind your intention for the year. Then ask yourself, what might be the most significant obstacle to this intention be? Identify the obstacle or the hindrance and carefully, opening your eyes, write it on the stone/object/paper with a marker.

How will you relate to this obstacle? Will you part with it immediately and release it from your grasp? Might you bury it, put it out to sea or give it away?

Or is there a way in which this obstacle can be your teacher in the coming weeks and months? Might you keep it, put it in your pocket, or place it on your altar?

“Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”  Rilke

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