In this seminar we will examine models of healing in Buddhist traditions, the teachings and narratives that give rise to them, and the practices that express them – as well as their relevance for contemporary ministry, chaplaincy, and pastoral care. We will consider a variety of perspectives and use them to explore and develop ways to assess and respond to pastoral care encounters. The focus of the class will be on creatively furthering the field of Buddhist pastoral care with specific attention to its applied dimension. Class format: seminar. Method of evaluation: class participation/presentation of final research paper/facilitation of one class discussion.
Prerequisites: Solid foundation in Buddhist teachings and permission of the instructor. MA/MDiv/PhD/DMin
Pin required, Maximum enrollment, 12 students
Auditors with Faculty Permission

PSHR 5160 : Buddhist Pastoral Care: Healing Models, Narratives, and Practices in Buddhist Traditions