The 2014 Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium: An Interview with Robert Chodo Campbell and Koshin Paley Ellison

Robyn Chodo Koshin

Robert Chodo Campbell, Koshin Paley Ellison, and Robyn Brentano speaking at the Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium (Photo by Marc Weiss)   

Earlier this month, the Garrison Institute and New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care (NYZCCC) presented the second semi-annual Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium, an event designed to give practitioners tools to provide the most effective palliative and end-of-life care. The gathering encourages leading researchers, physicians, spiritual care providers, and patient advocates to learn from each other and grow as caregivers.

During a break at the symposium we sat down with Zen Buddhist priests and chaplains Robert Chodo Campbell and Koshin Paley Ellison, founders of NYZCCC, to discuss the increasing interest in end-of-life care, the importance of teaching contemplative care to physicians, and their partnership with the Garrison Institute.

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