Chaplaincy, Death, Grief and Loss, Health care, Hindu Chaplaincy, Spirituality, Vedanta

My very first Hindu Memorial Service

In the field of hospital chaplaincy, one of the best aspects (among many) is that opportunities are presented continually that challenge the chaplain to go above and beyond the type of care he or she can provide to the patient, family and hospital staff. Also, in hospital chaplaincy, you meet people with a whole spectrum… Continue reading My very first Hindu Memorial Service

Hinduism, Hinduism 101

Nine Nights of Shakti – Celebrating Navaratri

Navaratri is  one of my most favorite Hindu festival. This year, Navaratri will be celebrated from 13th October to 21st October. So what is Navaratri really? It, arguably, is the longest religious worship through rhythmic movements. It is the festival of nine nights when, through dance, the Goddess (the Female aspect of Divinity)  is worshipped. Most… Continue reading Nine Nights of Shakti – Celebrating Navaratri

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