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The Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley and Buddhist Ministry Initiative, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge cordially invite you this weekend to:
Dharma At Times Of Need: The Interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry
Fundamental to the teachings of Buddhism is a description of the human condition as one of suffering, frustration and disappointment. A deep understanding of this condition is the necessary step toward living with and through that actuality, especially when we are confronted by that actuality in its starkest terms--the death of a loved one, a terminal illness, loss of hope, anguish. This two-day symposium will explore the ways that engaging the insights of the Dharma can benefit people at the times of greatest suffering, frustration and disappointment, and the role of minister and chaplain in assisting others at and through those times of need.
Friday, May 3
3:00 - 3:30pm Opening Greetings
3:30 - 5:30pm First Panel
5:30 - 6:00pm Break/Refreshments
6:00 - 7:00pm Keynote: Rev. Seigen Yamoaka, "Buddhist Chaplaincy and Practical Ministry In An International Context"
Saturday, May 4
8:30 - 9:00am Opening Greetings
9:00 - 11:00am Second Panel
11:00 - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00 - 3:00pm Third Panel
3:00 - 3:30pm Break
3:30 - 5:30pm Fourth Panel
5:30 - 6:00pm Closing
Location: Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA ( http://goo.gl/maps/5B0z0)
To register, go to: http://www.shin-ibs.edu/2013 and click on “Register now!”
This symposium is jointly sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley and Buddhist Ministry Initiative, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge.