Our Work

Whether you are a Buddhist chaplain working in healthcare or the military, someone who teaches meditation at a prison, a chaplain of a faith beside Buddhism, or someone who is curious about this work and might want to engage it somehow, we welcome you to make use of the information contained here.

Buddhist Chaplaincy in Particular
A definition of Buddhist Chaplaincy
Snapshots of Buddhist Chaplains

Context of Chaplaincy
What is a chaplain?
What Does a Chaplain Do?
'Chaplain': Origins of the Word

Becoming a Chaplain
The Path to Chaplaincy
Professional Chaplaincy Certification

Wise Words

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our community
includes people who:

  • serve in healthcare, education and military settings
  • bring Buddhist meditation to people in jails and prisons
  • apply Buddhist teachings in social justice work
  • study and/or teach Buddhist spiritual care
  • wish to understand the work of Buddhist chaplains
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Let us introduce ... you to some Buddhist chaplains who provide spiritual care in a variety of settings.

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