Graduate Theological Union

Dharma At Times Of Need: The Interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry

Dates: 
Friday, May 3, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, May 4, 2013 (All day)

The Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley and Buddhist Ministry Initiative, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge cordially invite you this weekend to:

Dharma At Times Of Need: The Interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry

Fundamental to the teachings of Buddhism is a description of the human condition as one of suffering, frustration and disappointment. A deep understanding of this condition is the necessary step toward living with and through that actuality, especially when we are confronted by that actuality in its starkest terms--the death of a loved one, a terminal illness, loss of hope, anguish. This two-day symposium will explore the ways that engaging the insights of the Dharma can benefit people at the times of greatest suffering, frustration and disappointment, and the role of minister and chaplain in assisting others at and through those times of need.

Program

Friday, May 3

3:00 - 3:30pm    Opening Greetings

3:30 - 5:30pm   First Panel

5:30 - 6:00pm   Break/Refreshments

6:00 - 7:00pm  Keynote:  Rev. Seigen Yamoaka, "Buddhist Chaplaincy and Practical Ministry In An International Context"

 

Saturday, May 4      

8:30 - 9:00am    Opening Greetings

9:00 - 11:00am Second Panel

11:00 - 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00 - 3:00pm   Third Panel

3:00 - 3:30pm   Break

3:30 - 5:30pm   Fourth Panel

5:30 - 6:00pm   Closing

Location: Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA ( http://goo.gl/maps/5B0z0)

 

To register, go to: http://www.shin-ibs.edu/2013 and click on “Register now!”

This symposium is jointly sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley and Buddhist Ministry Initiative, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge.