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  • Information for Hospitals | Buddhist Connection
    Disadvantaged in Society Animal Protection Humanitarian Disaster Relief Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Program Overview Hospital Chaplaincy Information for Hospitals Prison Chaplaincy Training For Chaplains Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Community Projects Spiritual Care Information for Hospitals 23 April 2011 4 33pm admin1 Information for Hospitals The Department of Health recognises that patients their families and staff in public hospitals and healthcare institutions have a basic right to spiritual care and to access Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Services A Memorandum of Understanding has therefore been signed between the NSW Department of Health and the Civil Chaplaincies Advisory Committee The Memorandum of Understanding defines how chaplaincy services are provided to hospitals in New South Wales Download here The Department of Health has a centralised arrangement with the Buddhist Council to cover the costs of Buddhist chaplains visiting hospitals This means that the appointment of a new Buddhist chaplain does not financially impact the hospital that chaplain will visit The Buddhist Council is looking to appoint to hospitals more Buddhist chaplains who have completed the introductory course in Clinical Pastoral Education 5 day CPE course A hospital may contact the Chaplaincy Team at the Buddhist Council of NSW by emailing to chaplaincy buddhistcouncil org Hospital Emergencies While hospitals are free to contact Buddhist chaplains that they already know especially for emergency or crisis situations the Buddhist Council of New South Wales can be contacted to find a Chaplain in an emergency The Council will endeavour to assist in finding a chaplain of

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  • Prison Chaplaincy | Buddhist Connection
    For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Community Projects Spiritual Care Prison Chaplaincy 23 April 2011 4 36pm admin1 Prison Chaplaincy The Buddhist Council appoints and provides support to its Buddhist chaplains who visit NSW correctional facilities on a periodic basis Buddhist chaplains who visit correctional facilities provide pastoral care to inmates not only those who are already Buddhists but also those who are inquiring or just beginning to explore an interest in Buddhism Chaplains can run individual and group instruction in the theory and practice of Buddhism as well as provide guidance with reading matter and providing free literature on Dharma and meditation Prison chaplains make a valuable contribution to the people they see and can help inmates transform their lives and take a more positive direction Many of those helped by prison chaplains have had difficult lives and an upbringing which limited their opportunities to find a spiritual path A prison chaplain provides encouragement and can teach simple forms of

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  • Training For Chaplains | Buddhist Connection
    Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Community Projects Spiritual Care Training For Chaplains 23 April 2011 4 42pm admin1 Training For Chaplains The Buddhist Council has teamed together with Rozelle CPE Centre to provide the Introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education CPE course which is endorsed by the College of Clinical Pastoral Education and provides credit towards higher studies in chaplaincy The Introduction to CPE Course is the minimum training for part time chaplains wishing to work in many public hospitals and is recommended for any new chaplain joining our Chaplaincy Program whether for hospitals or for prisons You can also enrol in similar courses elsewhere The CPE Course is carried out over 40 hours 5 days and has been developed to allow the participants to learn from supervised encounters with people in a variety of situations where questions of ultimate concern are raised The CPE Course also develops an ability to assess specific concerns arising from differences of cultural spiritual ethical socioeconomic psychological and emotional backgrounds Here are some comments from participants of previous CPE Courses A learning experience and a spiritual excursion not to be missed Absolutely essential knowledge for everyone I hope all can experience this course and become more empowered and compassionate I have learned a lot about techniques and ways to help others in trouble A great introduction to Buddhist chaplaincy for people who have no experience in health care sector but are considering pastoral service This course has been very useful to me It helps me to develop kindness for others With

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  • Becoming a Chaplain | Buddhist Connection
    Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Community Projects Spiritual Care Becoming a Chaplain 23 April 2011 4 46pm admin1 Becoming a Chaplain Those considering becoming a Buddhist Chaplain require a mature outlook and a caring and empathetic nature with good communications skills It is also strongly recommended that the candidate have a regular meditation practice Hospital Chaplains need an ability to cope with the demanding tasks of giving comfort to the sick and dying Prison chaplains need an ability to relate in a practical manner that can be understood by inmates of different backgrounds The process for becoming a Buddhist Chaplain includes the following steps assuming a basic CPE course has already been completed Completion of Chaplaincy Program Application form Chaplaincy Support team interviews the applicant Prison hospital is identified which requires a Buddhist chaplain A letter of recommendation is prepared Interview by prison hospital system Criminal record check prison chaplains also need to attend a security awareness course Induction

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  • On-Going Support For Chaplains | Buddhist Connection
    Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Community Projects Spiritual Care On Going Support For Chaplains 23 April 2011 4 49pm admin1 On Going Support For Chaplains To help chaplains our Chaplaincy Support Team arranges periodic introductory training for Buddhist chaplains arranges appointments of chaplains to hospitals and prisons facilitates payments to chaplains to help cover their expenses conducts periodic in service workshops where chaplains learn from each other and from special guest speakers distributes books and other resources for chaplains give out maintains an emergency number for hospitals needing a chaplain provides administration and support for chaplains maintains a Chaplaincy Practice Guide techniques and methods used in the provision of Buddhist chaplaincy services The following resources are available for chaplains The BuddhistChaplainsNetwork org serves the educational and informational needs of Buddhist chaplains and spiritual care givers Download Care For Dying Booklet Buddhist Council of Victoria Yun Yang Temple and

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  • Other Spiritual Care Projects | Buddhist Connection
    Relief Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Program Overview Hospital Chaplaincy Information for Hospitals Prison Chaplaincy Training For Chaplains Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Community Projects Spiritual Care Other Spiritual Care Projects 23 April 2011 4 53pm admin1 Other Spiritual Care Projects If you have interest in any of these projects please email us at office buddhistcouncil org Spiritual Aged care Our society is aging and we need to develop more opportunities for the elderly Many retirees would like a low maintenance residential lifestyle but with a spiritual context Nursing homes When the elderly need carers or become dependent on others for basic necessities they need people to visit and brighten their lives with music conversation massage or other therapies Hospices The terminally ill need special care and the application of the Buddha s teachings can greatly enhance the quality of life of those with little time remaining Disaster chaplaincy The Buddhist Council already has two of its chaplains trained for disaster situations Over time we would like to train more people to provide this special service Mental health There seems to be an increasing prevalence of what is called mental illness Some of our chaplains are taking additional training in this specialised area Juvenile justice The Buddhist Council would like to start providing chaplaincy and pastoral care to those younger ones in our society who have had a difficult upbringing and require support in leading a better life Ex inmates Half way House While some inmates have the benefit of

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  • Members | Buddhist Connection
    for Schools Offering Buddhist SRE Ongoing Support for Buddhist Scripture SRE Teachers Other Education Projects SRE Contact Form Humanitarian Care Assisting the Disadvantaged in Society Animal Protection Humanitarian Disaster Relief Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Program Overview Hospital Chaplaincy Information for Hospitals Prison Chaplaincy Training For Chaplains Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home For Members 22 April 2011 9 56pm admin1 Member Listing Find a current member organisation of the Buddhist Council of NSW Member Benefits What are the benefits of joining as a member of the Buddhist Council of NSW Member Service A program that provides general information and resources to support and assist members Accreditation Gain the necessary skills to more effectively run your temple or society Joining How to become a member organisation of the Buddhist Council of NSW Community Contacts Developing a network of lay Community Contacts for Buddhist organisations in NSW ABOUT US History Our Vision

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  • Members List | Find a Buddhist Centre | Buddhist Connection
    humanitarian ecological education or spiritual programs AABCAP Address P O Box 2115 Bondi Junction NSW 1355 Website www buddhismandpsychotherapy org Culture Western Region Sydney CBD Town Suburb Bondi Junction Activities Buddhism Courses English Prayers Conducted N A Support Services English Traditional Ceremonies N A Meditation Conducted N A Adeikhtan Buddhist Missionary Company Aust Address 39 Grayson Road North Epping NSW 2121 Website www abmc com au Culture Burmese Region North West Sydney Town Suburb North Epping Activities Buddhism Courses UNS Prayers Conducted UNS Support Services UNS Traditional Ceremonies UNS Meditation Conducted UNS Aloka Community Inc Address 50 Ross Road Peats Ridge NSW 2250 Website www aloka info Culture Various Region Hunter Central Coast Town Suburb Peats Ridge Activities Buddhism Courses English Prayers Conducted English Support Services N A Traditional Ceremonies N A Meditation Conducted English Amitabha Buddhist Association of NSW Inc Address 82 Restwell Street Bankstown NSW 2200 Website www amtb org tw Culture Chinese Region Inner West Sydney Town Suburb Burwood Activities Buddhism Courses UNS Prayers Conducted UNS Support Services UNS Traditional Ceremonies UNS Meditation Conducted UNS Amitabha Foundation Australia Address 79 Edgeworth David Avenue Waitara NSW 2077 Website www amitabhafoundation metta org au Culture Tibetan Region North Shore Town Suburb Hornsby Activities Buddhism Courses English Prayers Conducted Both Support Services English Traditional Ceremonies Both Meditation Conducted English AMRTA Monastery Address 57 Showground Road Castle Hill NSW 2154 Website Culture Chinese Region North West Sydney Town Suburb Castle Hill Activities Buddhism Courses N A Prayers Conducted N A Support Services N A Traditional Ceremonies N A Meditation Conducted N A An Khong Association Inc Address 2 Rivenoak Avenue Padstow NSW 2211 Website Culture Vietnamese Region South West Sydney Town Suburb Padstow Activities Buddhism Courses Prayers Conducted Support Services Traditional Ceremonies Meditation Conducted Non English Association of Engaged Buddhists Address Sangha Lodge 20 Victoria St Lewisham NSW 2049 Website www engagedbuddhists org au Culture Western Region Inner West Sydney Town Suburb Lewisham Activities Buddhism Courses UNS Prayers Conducted UNS Support Services UNS Traditional Ceremonies UNS Meditation Conducted UNS Australian Buddhist Mission Address 50 Ross Road Peat s Ridge NSW 2250 Website www aloka info Culture Western Region Hunter Central Coast Town Suburb Peat s Ridge Activities Buddhism Courses UNS Prayers Conducted UNS Support Services UNS Traditional Ceremonies UNS Meditation Conducted UNS Australian Chinese Buddhist Society Address 654 Cabramatta Road Bonnyrigg NSW 2177 Website Culture Chinese Region South West Sydney Town Suburb Bonnyrigg Activities Buddhism Courses N A Prayers Conducted Non English Support Services N A Traditional Ceremonies Non English Meditation Conducted N A Australian Institute of Buddhist Learning and Practice Address 15 Mettella Road Toongabbie NSW 2146 Website Culture Tibetan Region South West Sydney Town Suburb Toongabbie Activities Buddhism Courses UNS Prayers Conducted UNS Support Services UNS Traditional Ceremonies UNS Meditation Conducted UNS Australian Institute of Tibetan Healing Practices Address S1 Level 4 12 Thomas St Chatswood NSW 2067 Website www noproblems com au Culture Western Region North Shore Town Suburb Chatswood Activities Buddhism Courses English Prayers Conducted Both Support

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