Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate Program

When: Periodically
Where: Combined online and residential learning
Online session: Periodically
Residential session in New York: Periodically

For detailed information visit the programme’s page
For more information contact: SCP USA

Spiritual Care Programme – Non-denominational education and care for living and dying inspired by the wisdom and compassion of Tibetan Buddhist teachings.

An innovative certificate program for health care professionals

The course combines 15-weeks of on-line learning with an 8-day residential retreat at Light on the Hill in upstate New York, and addresses crucial training needs most frequently requested by professionals, including:

  • communicating about dying and death
  • enhancing empathy and compassion
  • helping patients find new meaning, sources of strength, and ways to make a genuine connection with loved ones
  • facilitating the process of healing relationships, resolving unfinished business, and saying goodbye
  • creating a peaceful environment for dying
  • supporting the bereaved
  • healing / preventing burnout

The Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate Program, inspired by Sogyal Rinpoche’s The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, brings together authentic and practical contemplative resources with the knowledge and skills of modern hospice and palliative care.

It offers the unique opportunity to study and practice together in a community of like-minded peers from across the country and abroad.