Description: Explore the what, why and how of being a Buddhist chaplain with the emphasis on prison chaplaincy, informed and supported by Zen practice. Learn about a direct way to alleviate the suffering of others, a way to connect with people practicing other forms of Buddhism and other faiths, and an opportunity for right livelihood through your practice.
Session One: What, why and how of becoming a Buddhist chaplain. The five marks of chaplaincy (UK). How Zen Buddhism and practice informs and supports being a chaplain.
Session Two: On the job: working with care receivers, providers and chaplains of other faiths/religions. Safeguarding and keeping appropriate boundaries.
About the Teacher: Lizzie Coombs JDPSN started practicing with the Kwan Um School of Zen in 1987 in the U.S.A. She trained with Zen Master Soeng Hyang and Zen Master Dae Kwang Sunim, mostly at Providence Zen Center. In 2010 she moved back to the United Kingdom, her country of origin, and lives in York. She has sat long retreats in the U.K., Poland, Hungary and the U.S.A. In 2018 she received inka, permission to teach, from Zen Master Soeng Hyang. She is Guiding Teacher of York Zen and a Buddhist prison chaplain.
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