INTRODUCTION TO CHAPLAINCY
WITH JENNIFER LEMAS, DAIJAKU KINST & OTHERS
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
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.