Online: Buddhist Practices for Living and Dying

This online workshop will explore perspectives on death and the afterlife across Buddhist cultures, with a focus on transcultural elements of ritual, and the way ritual serves as embodied narrative, creating images that connect the practitioner and client with sacred time, supporting individual and societal transformation.
Following this workshop, participants will better able to:
– Support the dying in a setting that promotes grace and respect, in alignment with the spiritual values of the dying person.
– Utilize ritual and ceremony to support the dying process and provide appropriate care for the bereaved.
– Provide effective bereavement support through knowledge of Buddhist beliefs and practices regarding the afterlife.
About the NW Association for Death Education & Bereavement Support:
NWADEBS is a nonprofit organization that exists to promote quality death education and bereavement support for professionals and the greater community.
Noncredit: $30, includes 2 CEUs. Alumni save 20%.
Northwest Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support Members: Free. 2 CEUs available for $20. View NWADEBS membership information
L&C Students, Faculty, Adjuncts and Staff: Free
Lewis & Clark School Based Mentors and Clinical Supervisors: Free
About the Presenter
Ji Hyang Padma, PhD has combined an academic career with her vocation as a spiritual teacher. She currently serves as Chaplain Resident at UCSF Medical Center. Recently, she has served as Director of the Comparative Religion and Philosophy at the California Institute for Human Science in Encinitas, CA. Her research has been focused on contemplative care, healing and ritual. Her book, Field of Blessings: Ritual and consciousness in the work of Buddhist healers, is being released in February 2021.
In addition, her publications include: Living the Season: Zen Practices for Transformative Times (Quest Books, 2013); The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work (Wisdom Publications, 2012); My Neighbor’s Faith (Orbis, 2012) and Education as Transformation (Peter Lang, 2000). Her teaching can be found at

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