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Monthly Archive for October 2012

2012 Fall Semester enrollment

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 2:54 pm

The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS), seminary and graduate School, began its 2012 fall semester with a total of eighty students enrolled in its Buddhist Studies programs.

“The IBS continues to grow with the various study programs that are being provided for the needs of the contemporary world. We hope to continue to grow with the help and support of IBS friends who continue to support the vision and direction of our educational program,” said Dr. Richard Payne, Dean.

Of the total number of IBS students, sixteen are in the Common MA program (jointly administered by the IBS and the Graduate Theological Union), one is in the ministerial training program, ten in the Buddhist chaplaincy program, three general Buddhist Studies, and one Theravada Buddhist Studies.

Also attending are four exchange students, two from Ryukoku University, Kyoto, and two from Dharma Drum University, Taiwan.

For further information, contact the IBS.

The Arts of Contemplative Care Book Event

October 26, 2012
7:30 pmto10:30 pm

The arts of contemplative careThe San Francisco Zen Center is hosting an evening of readings and reflections on The Arts of Contemplative Care – edited by Cheryl A. Giles and Willa B. Miller and recently released by Wisdom Publications – with contributing authors Daijaku Judith Kinst, Jennifer Block, Grace Schireson, and others.

In confluence with San Francisco Zen Center’s Contemplative Caregiver Course, The Arts of Contemplative Care collects the experiences and reflections of Buddhists for whom care is a form of spiritual practice. This new book explores the budding field of Buddhist “Contemplative Care” through the eyes of it pioneers. These individuals work in the diverse fields of hospital and hospice chaplaincy, prison ministry, military chaplaincy, college chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, pastoral education and Buddhist ministry, as professionals or volunteers.

Join us for an intimate view into this emergent field of engaged practice. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

This event is being hosted by the San Francisco Zen Center. Please contact the SFZC for more information.

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