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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Meeting your Hindu and Buddhist Patients, What to Know
Event Details
Date(s): September 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM  CT - 2:30 PM  CT
Organization Details
Organization: Association of Professional Chaplains
Contact Phone: 8472401014
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Meeting your Hindu and Buddhist Patients, What to Know
presented by Seigan Ed Glassing BFA and Joseph Caruso BA 
Date & Time
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Central 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Mountain
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Pacific
10:00 am - 11:30 am Alaska
8:00 am - 9:30 am Hawaii
90 minutes (1.5 CE hours
In this presentation, a Hindu and Buddhist chaplain team up to cover the basics on both traditions that were born from the Indian subcontinent. It will teach chaplains unfamiliar with, or who might not have met Hindu or Buddhist patients' the most important things to know before stepping into their room. We will review the main tenets, key philosophy and practices of Hinduism and Buddhism, teach practical skills on mantras, use of images and setting up a small shrine for your patient. Lastly we will address end of life issues, with time at the end for question and answers. This presentation will give you confidence as a chaplain, and offer you skills in ministering to your Hindu and Buddhist patients.
Learning Objectives
  • Chaplains will have a deeper sense of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, beliefs and philosophy.
  • Chaplains will gain practical skills on assisting their patients with chants, use of images and how to set up a
  • Chaplains will learn Hindu and Buddhist end of life practices.
Please Register by Thursday, September 24, 2020

Registration by the published deadline is required to ensure that participants receive handouts, login information and pre-reading materials, if any, in sufficient time before the webinar.

Seigan Ed Glassing is a Zen Buddhist monk, and Staff Chaplain at New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center. He is the head chaplain on the Palliative Care team and also works on the psychiatric unit. He has been practicing Zen since 1985 both in America (at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji) and in Japan (at Shogenji, Gifu-Ken) and was the head monk and co-director of the Zen Studies Society in New York City. He began training as a chaplain in 2008 with The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and completed his training as a resident chaplain at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2012. Seigan initiated and leads ongoing weekly meditation, spirituality, and various support groups throughout the hospital. He teaches spirituality in the healthcare setting to new medical students, mentors residents and fellows, and teaches clinicians ways to reduce stress and burnout on the job. For the past several years Seigan has presented several 90 minute workshops and Personal Development Intensives at the Association for Professional Chaplain annual convention, and has taught webinars on Buddhism and the contemplative arts. He lives in New York city.        

Joseph Caruso is an ordained Hindu Priest and Palliative Care Chaplain at New York Presbyterian Hospital/CUMC. He lived for 12 years in a Hindu monastery/seminary in both NYC and Mumbai India before transitioning to the Hospital setting and becoming a spiritual care provider. In 2014 he completed his Clinical Pastoral Education training at Bellevue Hospital Center before coming to New York Presbyterian in 2015 as the 2nd year Chief Chaplain Resident. Currently at NYP, he works conjointly with the Pastoral Care Department and Palliative Care Services. He regularly teaches Hindu Philosophy and Meditation at several Yoga Studios in NYC and is the Co-founder of “End-of-Life Matters,” an End-of-life initiative for care givers offered at The Bhakti Center, a Vedic Cultural Center located in downtown Manhattan. He also serves as Hindu Chaplain at New York University.

How It Works
To participate, all that is needed is a computer with Internet access and speakers, as the presentation audio and visuals are "webcast." Our webinars are priced per computer terminal, not per participant. That means you can invite as many colleagues to join you as can fit in your conference room or cluster around your computer. As a participant, you will be able to interact with the presenters, who will ask questions of the audience and answer questions posed by participants.
System Requirements
• As a best practice, we highly recommend an Ethernet connected computer for best connectivity and listening experience. You may experience some buffering of audio on lower bandwidth wireless connections.
• Internet Browsers:  Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Windows Edge browser.
• Stable Internet Connection, DSL or above:  100kbps for video transmission, 300kbps for screen sharing and remote control, 500kbps to ensure fluidity of all services.
• Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.4 or higher, Linux, Solaris.
• Adobe Flash Player 13.0 or newer:
• Computer Speakers
The link below will test your system to make sure you are running the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player and to make sure it is not being blocked by your network.
The "Connectivity" line should have a green check mark. If it does not please contact your network administrator to allow TelSpanWeb access to port RTMPE 1935. This will allow your Adobe Flash Player to run properly through TelSpanWeb. "Application Sharing" applies only to presenters, so if you see a red "X," that's OK.
If you have any further questions or concerns, or if you do not have computer speakers, please contact APC at for assistance.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon completion of the online registration and payment process. Instructions for logging into the webinar will be e-mailed to all participants two business days before the event.
Cancellation Policy
The registration fee (minus a $20 nonrefundable processing charge) will be refunded up to five (5) business days of the scheduled event. APC® reserves the right to cancel the program within five (5) business days of the scheduled event, if an insufficient number of people register. In case of APC cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded.

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