Chaplaincy, Grief and Loss, Hindu Chaplaincy

Native Languages and Communication – The Spiritual Need to Belong

During my very first unit of clinical training, we were taught about the spiritual needs that are part of being human. One of them is the need to belong - Of belonging to something, to someone, to a community, to a nation, to the Universe. And of course, the sense of belonging and what it… Continue reading Native Languages and Communication – The Spiritual Need to Belong

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Chaplaincy, Hindu Chaplaincy, Hinduism

Clinical Pastoral Education and Self-Awareness

As part of the training to become a professional chaplain, one of the most important aspect is Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Honestly, in my opinion, CPE is THE most important training necessary for people who wish to serve as a chaplain. The website for Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center writes the following description for… Continue reading Clinical Pastoral Education and Self-Awareness

Chaplaincy, Hindu Chaplaincy

Being Hindu – The Journey To Finding A Place To Study Hinduism

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I work as a chaplain in a healthcare setting. Just as many other professions that fall under the healthcare category, there is a process of becoming Board Certified for a Chaplain. Depending on your faith, there are a few professional organizations through which one can become certified. If… Continue reading Being Hindu – The Journey To Finding A Place To Study Hinduism