I recently received this information from Chris Ng, director of the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada, about an upcoming panel discussion on Buddhist Hospice and Palliative Care (at Hart House, University of Toronto, January 11, 2020) and two in-depth courses, Introduction to Buddhist Counselling and Buddhist Contemplative Care at End of Life.
May I invite you to an afternoon of panel presentations and discussion on Buddhist Hospice and Palliative Care at Hart House, U of T (Jan 11, 2020, 1 - 5 pm)
1st panel: Historical Development of Hospice & Palliative Care and the Role of Volunteers
Linda Hochstetler, MSW, RSW, Social Worker & Psychotherapist
Stephen Hudecki, MA RP, Spiritual Care Provider, West Park Healthcare Centre
2nd Panel: End-of-Life Care in the Buddhist Traditions
Ven. Xin Yin, Abbot, Mahayana Pure Land Temple
Ven. Yuan Heng, Resident Nun, Pu Xian Buddhist Meditation Centre
Roshi Taigen Henderson, Abbot, Toronto Zen Centre
Linda Hochstetler, Dharma Teacher, Awaken in Toronto & Dharma Centre of Canada
Free Admission - See flyer below for more details.
This event is part of a Buddhist Counselling Education Program commencing on Jan. 11, 2020.
1. Introduction to Buddhist Counselling Course - 10 sessions
This module is designed to provide basic Buddhist counselling skills to individuals with little or no clinical experience or training. It is intended to prepare participants to volunteer with Sangha members, friends, and family. No previous training is required.
Students will learn the following skills: attending, rapport building, use of silence, paraphrasing, reflecting, showing empathy, focusing the conversation, clarifying, appropriate questioning, and summarizing. They will also learn to integrate Buddhist concepts into their supportive counselling conversations and will be encouraged to practice these skills in their interactions with others.
2. Buddhist Contemplative Care at End of Life Course - 10 sessions
The curriculum of this module will follow the training guidelines of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario for volunteers. It will help people to better prepare themselves to serve their Buddhist Sangha as well as friends/family needs. Students are expected to have completed or are completing the
Introduction to Buddhist Counselling Module or its equivalent.
See flyer below for more details: