New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care: Contemplative Care Retreat - Compassion and Ethics

Skills training in contemplative care: A four-day training retreat for healthcare professionals and volunteers

Open to the public

With Trudi Jinpu Hirsch, Koshin Paley Ellison, Robert Chodo Campbell, and Dr. Craig Blinderman. Nursing and Social Work CEUs provided.
 
Contemplative responses to the needs of patients remains an on-going professional and deeply personal practice. NYZCCC’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 offer care—with a renewed sense of freedom, confidence, and joy. Drawing from meditations taught in the wisdom tradition of Zen Buddhism, this training focuses on cultivating presence and inner ethics, which allow for the deepening the capacity for contemplative functioning, so that you can remain open, spacious and loving in the face of difficulties.
 
Come study with the leading pioneers in Buddhist based Contemplative Care. This is the annual gathering of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care Community. All are welcome.
 
NYZCCC’s Contemplative Care 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 professions. It will resonate with professionals and volunteers from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
 
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
•   Ethicsal 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

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Robert Chodo CampbellRobert Chodo Campbell, HHC 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. 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 and senior chaplain.

 

Koshin EllisonKoshin Paley Ellison 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 is 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 Priest, chaplaincy supervisor and psychotherapist.

 

Craig BlindermanDr. Craig D. Blinderman is currently the director of the Adult Palliative Medicine Service at Columbia University Medical Center. He was previously an attending physician on the Palliative Care Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital and directed the MGH Cancer Pain Clinic. Dr. Binderman received his M.A. in philosophy (Columbia) before earning his medical degree from Ben Gurion University in Israel. He completed both a residency in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in NY. He then went on to complete a medical ethics fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Blinderman has published articles and chapters on early palliative care in lung cancer patients, medical ethics, existential distress, symptom assessment and quality of life in chronic lung and heart failure patients, as well as pain management in hematology and oncology patients and patients with a history of substance abuse. His academic interests include: decision-making at the end of life, the role of palliative care in public health, medical ethics, and the integration of palliative care in critical care medicine. He also has a strong interest in teaching and developing programs to improve students and residents' skills in communication and care for the dying.

 

Trudi Hirsch

Trudi Jinpu Hirsch, ZPO, ACPE, Chaplain Supervisor and is a Soto Zen Buddhist Priest with the Village Zendo. Jinpu is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Buddhist StudiesShe 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 Center’s Buddhist CPE Training Program.

Garrison Institute
c/o Glenclyffe, 14 Mary's Way, Route 9D
Garrison, NY 12504
United States
September 29th, 2011 3:00 PM   through   October 2nd, 2011 3:00 PM
Phone: 212-677-1087
Email:
Open to the public

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