LewisRichmond

Buddhist Teachings on Aging: Lewis Richmond Interview
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – Aug 16, 2013 (20mins)
An interview about aging with Buddhist teacher Lewis Richmond, author of “Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser.”

 


DalaiLama

The Dalai Lama talks about aging at the University of Lausanne
UNILTV – Apr 17, 2013
On April 15th 2013, the Dalai Lama met scientists at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland).
Part 1 – The morning session was dedicated to the topic of “aging”. After being welcomed by the rector Dominique Arlettaz, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has talked with the panelists Dario Spini, Yannis Papadaniel, Jacques Besson, St├ęphanie Monod and Alain Plattet. Moderator: Philippe Moreillon. (2hrs, 10mins)

Part 2 – The afternoon session was dedicated to the topic of “dying”. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has talked with the panelists Francesco Panese, Claudia Mazzocato, Jelena Martinovic, Maya Burger, Stephanie Clarke and Alain Kaufmann. Moderator: Philippe Moreillon. (2hrs 4mins)

 


BuddhistContemplativeCareSymposium

Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium 2012 – by The Garrison Institute (12 videos, 6hrs).
The Garrison Institute and New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care have launched the first ever Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium to give practitioners tools and insights to provide the most effective palliative and end-of-life care possible. Our first groundbreaking gathering brought together leading researchers, physicians, spiritual care providers and patient advocates to learn from each other and grow as healers. Participants shared contemplative best practices and experiential teachings, while collectively beginning work toward common standards of practice.


(1) Dr. Diane Meier: Palliative Care – Deploying Mindfulness to Transform the Care of Serious Illness
Dr. Meier describes the need for palliative care, reasons for its rapid growth in the U.S. over the last 10 years and what next steps are needed to assure that all persons with serious illness and their families have reliable access to high quality palliative care teams.

(2) Learning to Breathe Underwater: Towards a Self-Awareness Based Model of Self Care
Dr. Michael Kearney and Dr. Radhule Weininger make the case for a “self-awareness based model of self-care”.

(3) Awakening Beings: Intimacy and the Bodhisattva
Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, PhD, Abbot of The Village Zendo and Soto Zen Priest discusses intimacy and the Bodhisattva Archetype.

(4) Judy Lief: The Healing Encounter
An exploration of the fundamentals of contemplative care, addressing such questions as: What is healing and where does it take place? What is the role of the caregiver? In what ways can contemplative practice and understanding transform ones approach to healing? This lecture discusses how design and the philosophy of aesthetics can enter the consciousness of caring.

(5) BJ Miller, M.D.: Vanishing Point – The Aesthetic Potential of Palliative Care
Whatever happens to us upon death, at the very least we are bidding goodbye to our material and sensory lives. This represents a universal denominator, and beauty remains a common salve. Given this, why does sensory fulfillment receive so little attention from the healthcare community?

(6) Koshin Paley Ellison: Ethics of Care
Co-Founder of the NYZCCC, Koshin Paley Ellison discusses Zen Buddhist teachings and how they inform the ethics of contemplative care giving.

(7) An Evening with New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe
New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe reads from her impressive body of work, focusing on themes of illness, loss and compassion in the face of suffering.

(8) Robert Chodo Campbell and Koshin Paley Ellison: The Great Matter of Life and Death…
‘”The Great Matter of Life and Death: Intimacy at the Bedside and with the Team,” presented at the Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium, November, 2012, presented by the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and the Garrison Institute.

(9) Dr. Diane Meier: Caring for Pain – How to Approach Chronic Illness
Dr. Diane Meier discusses being with patients in the “everydayness of their pain” and challenges within the medical system to providing compassionate, patient centered care.

(10) Closing Keynote Panel on Lessons Learned and Next Steps – Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium
This Closing Keynote Panel is with Robert Chodo Campbell, Koshin Paley Ellison, Dr. Diane Meier, Dr. BJ Miller, and Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, at the Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium, November, 2012, presented by the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and the Garrison Institute.

(11) Authenticity in the Presence of Suffering: Staying Relational in the Modern Health Care System
Event co-sponsored by The Garrison Institute, The Hastings Center, and New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

(12) Practice Amid Uncertainty: Ethics Guidelines as a Resource for Palliative Care Professionals
Event co-sponsored by The Garrison Institute, The Hastings Center, and New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

(13) Dr. Diane Meier
Dr. Diane Meier delivers the keynote at the 2014 Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium.

(14) Diane Meier on the Practice of Contemplative Care
Diane Meier discusses how contemplative practices can help patients and caregivers deal with pain.

(15) Roshi Enkyo Ohara on Mindfulness and Contemplative Care
Roshi Enkyo Ohara discusses how to use contemplative practices when dealing with illness and death.