Instructor: Malik Hokyu Walker
Date: Friday, Feb. 12, 1:00 – 6:00 pm | Saturday, Feb. 13, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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As a minority religion, Buddhism’s contribution to the caregiving fields has yet to be fully developed or realized. This course will provide an opportunity to discuss three areas of caregiving (Hospital/Hospice, Campus/Collegiate, and Incarceration/Prison) from the Buddhist perspective. It will address the specificity of Buddhist caregiving. We will give a special focus on the concept of Sangha in a broad theological sense as well as the practical locality of the temple and their relationship to the Buddhist caregiver’s relationship and responsibilities to their constituencies (mostly non-Buddhist populations). We will cover models of care with respect to the different areas of caregiving, will read and generate case studies that consider a Buddhist perspective, and address constructive approaches to Buddhist caregiving in a way that bring clarity to the practice of the Buddhist precepts.
This course is one in a series of courses offered as part of Thich Nhat Hanh Program for Engaged Buddhism.