Thursday, 8 January 2015

Buddhist Chaplaincy Courses

The Buddhist Chaplaincy Support Group
An Initiative of The Buddhist Society
Kalyāna Mitra
“Ananda, loving friendliness is not a half of the holy life but the whole of the holy life” SN5 magga

Buddhist Chaplaincy Support Group: Kalyāna Mitra Chaplaincy Training

A warm invitation is extended to Buddhists interested in chaplaincy work within a wide variety of areas.
The aim of these training groups is to explore and share experiences that help develop skills, competencies and capabilities in offering and providing spiritual and religious support. During 2014 a series of seven one-day meetings, held in both London and Birmingham. Complete beginners to chaplaincy are most welcome.

Non-residential option: seven Sunday meetings during 2015 in London

Session 1 – Spiritual assessment and intervention (9.2.1) London: 12th April 2015
• He gives what is difficult to give (duddadam dadāti)

Session 2 – Religious assessment and intervention (9.2.2) London: 10th May 2015
• He does what is difficult to do (dukkaram karoti)

Session 3 – Practicing ethically (9.1.2) London: 7th June 2015
• He patiently endures what is difficult to endure (dukkhamam khamati)

Session 4 – Communication skills (9.1.3) London: 5th July 2015
• He reveals his own secrets (guyha-massa avikaroti)

Session 5 – Team working (9.3.1) London: 6th September 2015
• He keeps one’s secrets (guyha-massa pariguyhati)

Session 6 – Reflective practice (9.4.1) London: 4th October 2015
• He does not abandon one in misfortune (āpadāsu na-jahati)

Session 7 – Personal spiritual development (9.4.2) London: 1st November 2015
• He does not despise one because of one’s loss (khinena na-atimaññati)

Venues: The Buddhist Society, 58 Eccleston Square, Victoria, London SW1V 1PH
Times: 1000 – 1800

Cost: The programme (including Buddhist Society membership) costs £190 to London residents and £180 to those living outside of London. The cost to those who are already members of the Buddhist Society is £150.

Refreshments are provided, please bring along vegetarian food to share for lunch
If you wish to attend one of these groups please apply to
Please feel free to telephone with any questions Hogetsu Baerndal 07533 332776

The courses will cover material relevant to the accreditation of Buddhist Chaplains, including in-depth work on ‘the Seven Qualities of a Friend’ – Mitta sutta (AN VII 35). The training themes are taken from the ‘Developing a Healthcare Chaplains’ Capabilities and Competencies’ document produced by South East Strategic Health Authority. These themes are selected for their relevance to all areas of Buddhist Chaplaincy.

Please note: attendance at this programme does not guarantee en dorsement as a chaplain,
but the training may be used as part of an application for endo rsement.
Bursaries are available for people who are already involved in chaplaincy related work and are on low income.

(amended 12. December 2014 )

The Buddhist Society
58 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1PH
Company No: 5730715. Charity No: 1113705
Tel: 0207 8345858.

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