The Power of Mindfulness: The Bodhisattva Way of caring for ourselves and others

Welcome to the Tzu Chi Introduction to Spiritual Care Workshop series, to be held six Sundays, 11/14-12/19, 2021. The workshops will be held in English. During these times of high distress, the workshops provide knowledge and practice in key methods for spiritual care of others as well as ourselves. Please register before 10/31/2021 at

https://tinyurl.com/TCSpiritualCare2021

We have a limited number of slots, so first come, first serve. Priority is given to participants who are able to join all workshops.

Date: Six Sundays 4-6 pm PT / 7-9 pm ET
11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
Location: Online on Zoom (personal zoom link will be provided)
Host: Dharma As Water Development Department, Tzu Chi USA
Attendee limit: 60 attendees (priority for participants able to join all workshops)
Deadline for registration: 10/31/2021

Description:
In this series of workshops, attendees will learn key methods for spiritual care of others and ourselves in these times of high distress. The material is based on Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s key teachings on the Four Infinite Minds and professional best practices for spiritual and emotional care.

11/14 SPIRITUAL CARE INTRO.
               Love is the Answer – Making Good Connections

11/21 SPIRITUAL CARE BASICS 1
               Empathetic Listening – Loving-Kindness

11/28  SPIRITUAL CARE BASICS 2
                The Art of Comforting – Compassion

12/5 SELF-CARE BASICS 1
            Taking Good Care of Our Heart – Joy

12/12 SELF-CARE BASICS 2
               Purifying Our Minds – Equanimity

12/19 CLOSING
               Putting It All Together – Expert Panel Q&A

The workshops include concept presentations, expert presentations, interactive exercises, discussions and peer learning. Apart from reflection and learning care skills, another objective of the series is to build a supportive community of Tzu Chi caregivers during these challenging times. A certificate of completion will be provided for attendees who participate in the full workshop series. This workshop series is one of two prerequisite workshop series to join the Tzu Chi USA Chaplaincy Program which will be piloted in 2022.

Fall 2020 Workshops Feedback:

“I truly enjoyed this workshop. It reminded me of why I joined Tzu Chi and what I need to do to help others in the future.”

“I have applied all I have learned from those five workshops into my daily life in work, at home, and with friends and families.”

“I learned skills on how to deal with people and learn to listen to the true meaning of what people want to say.”

“The workshop offers us practical and useful tools to loving ourselves, showing care to people around us, finding joy in all aspects of our lives and dealing with our own afflictions.”

“I would strongly recommend these workshops, it is a great training for volunteers!”