The Arts of Contemplative Care

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“Destined to become the core text of Buddhist chaplaincy.”—Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx


Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work

Cheryl A. Giles Willa B. Miller

Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care—from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Illustrating the day-to-day words and actions of pastoral workers, each first-person essay in this collection offers a distillation of the wisdom gained over years of compassionate experience. The stories told here are sure to inspire—whether you are a professional caregiver or simply feel inclined toward guiding, healing, and comforting roles. If you are inspired to read this book, or even one touching story in it, you just might find yourself inspired to change a life.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 368 pages, 6 x 9 inches
  • $24.95
  • ISBN 9781614298953
  • ebook
  • 368 pages
  • $19.99
  • ISBN 9781614290377
about the author
The Arts of Contemplative Care

Cheryl A. Giles, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Francis Greenwood Peabody Professor of the Practice in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Harvard Divinity School, where she is core faculty member of the Buddhist Ministry Program.

The Arts of Contemplative Care

Lama Willa Miller has studied and practiced in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for the last twenty years. Her teaching specialties include natural meditation, heart-cultivation, body-based Buddhist yoga, and practices for deep retreat. She earned her PhD in Religion at Harvard University, where she also assistant teaches. She is author of the book Everyday Dharma: Seven Weeks to Finding the Buddha in You (Quest Books, 2009), a practical guide for getting started on the spiritual path.
April 22-24 Nature as Teacher: Meditation in the Temple of the Natural World
Rowe Camp and Conference Center
Rowe, MA
June 6-June 10 Awareness and the Body: An Intensive Meditation Retreat
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
Springfield, NH
September 9-12 Exploring Effortless Resting through the Vajra Songs of Shabkar
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Barre, MA

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