New course in August 2018
We are running the Level 1 NZ Buddhist Chaplaincy Course for the fourth time. Please note that the date has been shifted from June to August. Please apply by June 22.
- The course is in early August (2018): Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm each day, at Amitabha Hospice, 44 Powell St, Avondale, Auckland.
- If coming from out of town, you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements.
- The cost of the workshop is $150 for all people (lay and ordained) and must be paid by 1 June.
- Vegetarian lunch is provided each day.
- The training is only open to those who are accepted into the program.
- Please apply by June 22, following the application procedure outlined below.
- Ecie Hursthouse – Managing Director of Amitabha Hospice, Executive member of the NZ Buddhist Council, Co-founder of Peaceful Passing, NZ Buddhist Chaplain
- Ven Khadro – Spiritual Program Coordinator for Root Institute, Bodhgaya India, Co-founder of Peaceful Passing, NZ Buddhist Chaplain
- A brief history of Buddhist Chaplaincy in the world
- Overview of different Buddhist traditions (lecturers from different Buddhist and cultural traditions will explain their values and practices)
- The culture of care and dying from a medical view – how physical health problems affect people and their spiritual needs
- Building pastoral identity, as participants reflect on their own spiritual journey, while accompanying others on theirs
- Developing one’s ability to assess a patient’s specific concerns arising from different cultural, spiritual, socioeconomic and psychological backgrounds
- Compassionate communication
Each question (below) must be answered in an attached Word document, and emailed to Ecie Hursthouse firstname.lastname@example.org by Fri 18 May.
- Your name, home address, email address, skype name and telephone number(s).
- What is your motivation for becoming a Buddhist Chaplain?
- What has been your volunteer experience or other relevant work experience?
- What is your Buddhist tradition or lineage?
- When did you take Refuge? How many years have you practiced Buddhism?
- What is your education or training relevant to counseling, listening skills and Buddhism?
- Where and how do you plan to utilize the skills and knowledge acquired in this Chaplaincy course?
- Please provide two Buddhist referees in NZ with contact details: phone numbers (and skype name if possible).
Applications will be reviewed and then an appointment will be made for a skype interview.
Successful applicants will then be accepted into the 3-day workshop.