New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care: Annual Contemplative Care Retreat - Contemplative Caregiving with Eight Fold Path as a Guide

Skills training in contemplative care: A four-day training retreat for healthcare professionals and volunteers, with Koshin Paley Ellison, Robert Chodo Campbell, Trudi Jinpu Hirsch, and Morgan Stebbins.

Open to the public. Nursing and Social Work CEUs provided.

Robert Chodo Campbell and Koshin Paley Ellison at NYZCCC and The Garrison Institute's Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium, November 2012NYZCCC's Contemplative Care Retreat offers the opportunity to learn and integrate contemplative practices to support you in your life and work, and deepen the way you care-- with a renewed sense of freedom, confidence and joy.  Drawing from the meditations taught in the wisdom tradition of Zen Buddhism, this training focuses on cultivating presence and inner ethics, which allow for deepening the capacity for contemplative functioning, so that you can remain open, spacious and loving in the face of difficulties.

This annual retreat is for anyone who cares for others in homes, hospice, palliative care, critical care, gerontology, oncology, general medicine, nursing, emergency medicine, pastoral care, psychology, social work, health care education and other allied health professionals. It will resonate with professionals, volunteers and lay people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. Combining Buddhist teachings with periods offsetting and walking meditation, didactics, small group work, question and answer periods, this retreat will provide an opportunity to explore the depths of our inner wisdom and compassion. Most importantly, this will be a time to look at how we can take care of ourselves whilst taking care of others.

Methods of training

Lectures, discussion, group work, writing, meditation, and contemplative practices, and interactive methods for integrating learning.
 

Training Topics

  • Contemplative Care within healthcare
  • Cultivating presence through meditation and mindfulness practice
  • Methods for deepening contemplation in the moment
  • Training in contemplative listening
  • Ethical functioning in contemplative care
  • Creating a sacred environment
  • Difference between Empathy and Compassion: how compassion changes care of the self and others
  • Caregiving as contemplative practice

For more information or to register for this event, please visit the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care website.

 

Robert Chodo CampbellRobert Chodo Campbell, HCC co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, the first Buddhist organization to offer fully accredited chaplaincy training in America. The organization delivers contemplative approaches to care through education, direct service and meditation practice. In order to bring the work to a broader audience, he co-developed the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Training Program. Chodo is part of the core faculty for the Buddhist Track in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling at NYZCCC’s education partner, New York Theological Seminary. Chodo is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. He is Co-Director of Contemplative Care Services for the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center. Chodo is a dynamic, earthy, and visionary leader and teacher. His public programs have introduced thousands to the practices of mindful and compassionate care of the living and dying. 30,000 people listen to his podcasts each year. His groundbreaking work has been widely featured in the media, including the PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and in numerous print publications such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He is a Senior Zen Buddhist monk, Dharma Teacher, and senior chaplain.


Trudi Jinpu HirschTrudi Jinpu Hirsch, ZPO, ACPE, Chaplain Supervisor, is a Soto Zen Buddhist Priest with the Village Zendo. Jinpu is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. She was a monastic at Zen Mountain Monastery for eleven years. She was the acting Director and Chaplain Supervisor for Beth Israel Medical Center for four years. Jinpu is on the Core Faculty of the Center’s Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program, and she is the Supervisor for the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care's Buddhist CPE Training Programs.

 

Koshin Paley EllisonKoshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMin Candidate, co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, the first Buddhist organization to offer fully accredited chaplaincy training in America and the organization delivers contemplative approaches to care through education, direct service and meditation practice. In order to bring the work to a broader audience, he co-developed the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Training Program. Koshin leads the Buddhist Track in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling at NYZCCC’s education partner, New York Theological Seminary. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. He is the Co-Director of Contemplative Care Services for the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, where he also serves on the Medical Ethic Committee. Koshin is a dynamic, original, and visionary leader and teacher. His public programs have introduced thousands to the practices of mindful and compassionate care of the living and dying. 30,000 people listen to his podcasts each year. His groundbreaking work has been widely featured in the media, including the PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and in numerous print publications such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He is a Senior Zen Buddhist Monk, Dharma Teacher, chaplaincy supervisor and Jungian psychotherapist.


Morgan StebbinsMorgan Stebbins, MDiv, LMSW, Certified Jungian Analyst, DMin Candidate, is a Jungian Analyst with a practice both in Manhattan and also in the Cold Spring/Garrison, N.Y. area. He was the Director of Training of the JPA (Jungian Psychoanalytic Association) and continues to serve as a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York. Morgan began his ongoing Zen studies with Richard Baker Roshi at the San Francisco Zen Center in the late 70’s and was also a resident at their nearby monastery, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center. His teaching integrates depth psychology with the wisdom of ancient traditions. In his analytic practice, the meaning of archetypal symbols that arise in each person orients the direction of the work.

October 17th, 2013 3:00 PM   through   October 20th, 2013 3:00 PM
Phone: 212-677-1087
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Open to the public