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Compassionate Care of the Dying: Buddhist Training and Techniques
Chris Berlin and Cheryl A. Giles
Asian Buddhist teachers and clerics have long had a key role in helping others prepare for death. This course will explore the compassionate care of the dying as it is being adapted in modern contexts in the US, using the training model for professionals engaged in end-of-life care contexts developed by Roshi Joan Halifax. Students will develop an understanding of basic skills in compassionate care of the dying and innovative approaches in psychological and spiritual care through readings, meditative exercises, and discussion with guest speakers in the course.
Enrollment Limited: Limited to 20 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Course location to be announced.
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