So the Darkness Shall Be the Light: Contemplative Care Comes of Age

Tricycle, So the Darkness Shall Be the Light, by Joe LoizzoTricycle Magazine’s current issue features an illuminating look at the Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium held at the Garrison Institute in November, 2012. Here’s an excerpt from So the Darkness Shall Be the Light: Contemplative Care Comes of Age at a Symposium in Garrison, New York, by Joe Loizzo: “Once the gong of the opening meditation had sounded in the stained glass-illuminated hall, the day unfolded like a cross between a spiritual retreat and an information-packed clinical conference. Most of the participants were professionals—doctors, nurses, social workers, and chaplains—working in the emerging fields of palliative care and hospice care. Their faces seemed to drink in the air of mindfulness and compassion. The questions they asked after the meditations, presentations, and panels helped explain why…”

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