Using beginner's mind, we look closely at how we move toward, and away from, caring for people and the world.
The nature of caregiving is transformed through contemplative practice, deeply affecting both those receiving care as well as those giving care. With beginnerʼs mind, bearing witness, and loving action as our foundations, we will explore how we move toward and away from caring for people and the world. Greater awareness leads us to greater compassion.
Mindfulness practice allows our hearts to open so that we can enter caring relationships with more ease, joy, and dignity, whether that relationship takes place in a hospital, hospice, or the home. Through meditation, experiential learning, and dharma talks, we will dive in for a day of joyful learning. We will discover how to integrate personal contemplative skills with contemplative leadership skills so that we may express our caregiving roles with greater authenticity. In this way, we will walk the path of awakening beings, healing ourselves and the world.
This retreat is open to anyone who cares for people in their lives—partners, children, neighbors, and clinicians.
Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, the first Buddhist organization to offer fully accredited clinical chaplaincy training in America. Koshin leads the Buddhist track in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling with NYZCCCʼs education partner, New York Theological Seminary. He is co-editor of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End of Life Care. He is a Senior Soto Zen Buddhist Monk, Soto Zen teacher, poet, ACPE chaplaincy supervisor, and Jungian psychotherapist.
**Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell** co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. The organization delivers contemplative approaches to care through education, direct service, and meditation practice. Chodo is part of the core faculty for the Buddhist Track in the Master in Pastor Care and of the core faculty for the Buddhist Track in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling at NYZCCC's education partner, New York Theological Seminary. He teaches in the University of Arizona Medical School's Center for Bereavement Counseling and advocating for change in the way our healthcare institutions work with the dying. He is a Senior Soto Zen priest and Soto Zen Teacher.
Dates: Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
OneSpirit Elective Credit: 1.0
Available by: Attend in NYC Classroom or via Videoconference (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 95.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 85.00
If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840 x 0.