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The arts of contemplative care : pioneering voices in Buddhist chaplaincy and pastoral work

Author: Cheryl A Giles; Willa Miller
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, [2012] ©2012
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Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the filed of Buddhist contemplative care--from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Each first-person essay offers a distillation of the wisdom gained over years of experience, and vividly shows the lived experience of each pastoral worker. The stories told here are sure to inspire--whether you are a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl A Giles; Willa Miller
ISBN: 0861716647 9780861716647
OCLC Number: 781678854
Description: xxii, 345 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface / Pat Enkyo O'Hara --
Foreword / Judith Simmer-Brown --
Editor's preface --
pt. 1. The roots of contemplative care : foundations of a discipline. Toward a definition of Buddhist chaplaincy / Jennifer Block --
Cultivating an appropriate response : educational foundations for Buddhist chaplains and pastoral care providers / Daijaku Judith Kinst --
Meditation is not enough / Wakoh Shannon Hickey --
SPOT : a training program for Buddhists in America / Lew Richmond and Grace Schireson --
Beyond the color line : cultivating fearlessness in contemplative life / Cheryl Giles --
pt. 2. Serving the sick : the arts of hospital chaplaincy. The four noble truths as a framework for contemplative care / Trudi Jinpu Hirsch --
Buddhist chaplaincy in a Christian context : a personal journey / Mark Power --
The turning of the dharma wheel in its many forms / Robert Chodo Campbell --
Widening the circle : engaged bodhichitta in hospital chaplaincy / Chris Berlin --
The jeweled net : what Dogen and the Avatamsaka Sutra can offer us as spiritual caregivers / Koshin Paley Ellison --
The way of the chaplain : a model based on a Buddhist paradigm / Mikel Ryuho Monnett --
pt. 3. Dharma behind bars : the arts of prison ministry. Gary's story / Dean Sluyter --
Compassion radiates through rock / Margot Neuman, with Gary Allen --
We belong to one another / Penny Alsop --
All my relations / Richard Torres --
Caring for each other behind prison walls / Nealy Zimmermann --
Buddhists behind bars / Terry Conrad --
pt. 4. Wielding Manjushri's sword : the arts of college and military chaplaincy. May you always be a student / Danny Fisher --
Changing our mind, transforming our world / Ji Hyang Padma --
Buddhist pastoral ministry in the military / Thomas Dyer --
pt. 5. Living with dying : the arts of end-of-life care. Spiritual care with the dying / Tenzin Chodron --
Community and compassion in care of the dying / Joan Halifax --
Awakening kindness : end-of-life care in a social model hospice / Randy Sunday --
Being a compassionate presence : the contemplative approach to end-of-life care / Kirsten Deleo --
Finding acceptance at the heart of things / Carlyle Coash --
A little nowness / Ginger Brooks --
Ten slogans to guide contemplative care / Victoria Howard --
pt. 6. The pastoral role of the dharma teacher : the arts of ministry. Thus I have listened : a reflection on listening as spiritual care / Willa Miller --
Wrong speech : knowing when it's best to lie / Lin Jensen --
Report from the field : being an American Zen Buddhist minister / Steve Kanji Ruhl --
Buddha, dharma, and community ministry in the city / Rebecca O. Johnson --
Family programming in Buddhist community / Sumi Loundon Kim.
Responsibility: edited by Cheryl A. Giles and Willa B. Miller.

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Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the filed of Buddhist contemplative care--from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Each first-person essay offers a distillation of the wisdom gained over years of experience, and vividly shows the lived experience of each pastoral worker. The stories told here are sure to inspire--whether you are a professional caregiver or are simply called to serve through caregiving. Quite, simply, this is a book that can change lives. (book jacket).

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