The network of Buddhist Chaplains
The seeds of Buddhist chaplaincy begin with the Buddha himself. The most common causes of people needing care in our day were the very same that inspired the Buddha to found a path to peace in the midst of all that is difficult, uncomfortable, and confounding. In essence, Buddhist chaplains who comfort others are walking in the footsteps of the Buddha.
Chaplaincy is conceived as compassionate service from the point of view of systems change, a deep-healing that takes place in concentric circles, from intra-psychic and interpersonal to environmental and global in general.
The purpose of a Buddhist chaplain is to alleviate suffering in its many forms: physical pain, difficult emotions, and confusing or disturbing thoughts, more commonly known as agony, fear, anger, guilt, depression, loneliness, grief, and so on.
The aims of the Buddhist Chaplaincy network are to:
Offer support, training opportunities and materials for those engaging with Buddhist Chaplaincy
Identify spiritual and pastoral needs within Buddhist communities to encourage greater community cohesion and social integration
Network coordinator: Dario Girolami
If you have a contribution to the topic of a network (for example an article, a date for an event, a book, a video, …) and/or if you would like to take part in a network, please email the network coordinator.