Professionals working in the fields of medicine, human and social services, and students and trained volunteers who are currently serving the seriously ill or dying and engaged in a clinical setting, whether new to contemplative practice or experienced, are encouraged to apply.
The certificate program offers an integrated approach for professionals from diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
I also really appreciated the respect there was for traditions other than Buddhism and heard the invitation to examine the riches of the Christian tradition. I feel very comfortable with integrating some of the treasures that Buddhism has to offer for the compassionate care of the dying and bereaved.
~ Sister Brigid Murphy, Hospice Chaplain, graduate
The Contemplative End of Life Program has profoundly changed my life. I feel a greater sense of confidence and enthusiasm in bringing all I have learned about compassionate presence and support to dying patients and their families. I have also discovered that these teachings are beginning to transform my own personal relationships, bringing to them a renewed sense of loving kindness and unconditional love. The teachers bring a wealth of experience and depth to the program that covers every aspect of loving hospice care.
~ Bonnie Wisnewski, Gerantologist and hospice volunteer, NY