Introduction to Chaplaincy with Jennifer Lemas

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 9:30AM TO 12:30PM. A half-day overview of a chaplain’s work of providing spiritual care and support for peo- ple in hospitals, hospices, prisons, and a wide variety of other settings. The work is wonderfully challenging and satisfying. In recent years, Buddhist practitioners have been experiencing chaplaincy as a powerful opportunity to practice engaged Buddhism, and for some, as a vocation and profession. Information about the Sati Center’s Buddhist Chaplaincy Training and the Institute for Buddhist Studies Chaplaincy Degree Program will also be provided.

At Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City


Daijaku Kinst is the Hanyu Professor of Buddhist Chaplaincy at the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the direc- tor of the Buddhist Chaplaincy graduate program offered jointly by IBS and the Graduate Theological Union. She is a Soto Zen priest and guiding teacher, with Rev. Shinshu Roberts, of the Ocean Gate Zen Center in Capitola CA. She also trained and is licensed as a marriage and family therapist and completed one unit of CPE at UCSF.

Diane Wilde has studied meditation in various traditions since 1990. In 2001 she was a founding member of Sacramento Insight Meditation. She founded Buddhist Pathways Prison Project, and helps to coordinate and train over 65 volunteers who offer Buddhist services at numerous California prisons and jails. She was lay or- dained as a Buddhist Minister by Gil Fronsdal in 2015. She is a teacher at Sacramento Insight Meditation and California State Prison Sacramento.

Jennifer Lemas has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1997. She was lay ordained as a Buddhist Minister by Gil Fronsdal. She is a graduate of the Sati Center Buddhist Chaplaincy Program, Upaya’s Buddhist Chaplaincy and has completed four units of CPE at Sequoia Hospital. Jennifer has served as a chaplain since 2010 at various Bay Area Hospitals. She also leads the Buddhism and Recovery group at IMC.

April 13, The Metta Sutta: The Buddha’s Teachings on lovingkindness with Diana Clark


SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 9:30AM TO 3:30PM Lovingkindness or metta is one of the central practices taught by the Buddha taught in his Discourse on Lovingkindness (the Metta Sutta), a beautiful poem often chanted. In this day we will study these verses, be introduced to the chant, and learn how loving-kindness is related to insight and concentration meditation. Please join us for a day of lecture, discussion and loving-kindness meditation as we also consider how these teachings can be applied to meditation practice and to our lives.

At Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City.  Bring bag lunch

Diana Clark is a Buddhist practitioner, scholar, teacher, and general supporter of the dharma. She has cumulatively spent more than a year in silent meditation retreats and when not stealing away to go on retreat, she teaches graduate-level courses on Theravada Buddhism at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. In addition to her graduate degree in Buddhist Studies, she has a PhD in biochemistry and serves the dharma community by being the treasurer of the Insight Retreat Center in Santa Cruz and is on the board of the Buddhist Insight Network.