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.
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.
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.