VIDEO: Staying Open to Possibility in End-of-Life Care

By Garrison Institute


On November 3-6, 2016, the Garrison Institute and the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care (NYZCCC) are hosting the third Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium. This groundbreaking gathering encourages leading researchers, physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual care providers and patient advocates to learn the tools and gain the insight to provide the most effective palliative and end-of-life care possible.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Awake at the Bedside,” which is also the title of NYZCCC cofounder Koshin Paley Ellison’s new book. You can join us tomorrow night, September 22, at JCC Manhattan in New York City for a conversation about the book with Robert Chodo Campbell, Koshin Paley Ellison, Rabbi David Ingber, and Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie.

In the video above, from the Garrison Institute video library, NYZCCC’s Robert Chodo Campbell and Koshin Paley Ellison discuss their work in the field of contemplative end-of-life care. They reflect on topics such as the relationship between care and meditation practice and the creative task of being open to possibility in palliative and hospice interactions. They each describe their most powerful encounters in hospice work.

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