Rigpa Spiritual Care Education Programme
Established in 1993, Rigpa's Spiritual Care Education Programmee is inspired by the highly acclaimed and ground breaking book The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. The aim of the Spiritual Care Education Programme is to show the practical ways in which the wisdom and compassion of the Buddhist teachigns can be of benefit to those facing illness or death, and to their families and care givers. In a remarkable way, the Buddhist teachings reveal universal spiritual principles that resonate with people of any faith or none.
The programme, pioneered by Christine Longaker, author of Facing Death and Finding Hope, has been developed over the past 16 years and is offered in Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Australia and the USA.
Our programme provides a framework for care givers to explore the spiritual dimension of death and care for the dying and life and care for the living in any care giving setting. Accredited seminars and trainings are offered to all carers, professional or volunteer either as in-service training or held at one of our centres. We also offer weekend trainings and workshops for the public. Programme content includes: the integration of spirituality in care giving, the needs of the dying, preparing spiritually for death, the spiritual dimension of burnout, listening training and how to respond to suffering.
Together with insights drawn from hospice and palliative care, we offer an integrated approach for people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
For further information please see the following websites: www.spiritualcare.ie and www.spcare.org
For further details of the programme in Ireland please contact Ally Cassidy, National Coordinator at email: email@example.com or by telephone on +353 (0)27 73 959.