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United Theological Seminary

Buddhist Scripture: Medicine for the Heart

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Explore Buddhist texts whose themes are healing, trauma, illness, death, wellness, and spiritual care. Through teaching, meditation, and dialogue we will study key texts and approaches to scripture from a broad range of Buddhist traditions. This workshop will deepen our ability to provide spiritual support in any context as well as grow our capacity to support Buddhists in particular.

Ben Connelly is a Soto Zen teacher and Dharma heir in the Katagiri lineage. He also teaches mindfulness in a wide variety of secular contexts including police and corporate training, correctional facilities, and addiction recovery groups. He is the author of Inside the Grass Hut and Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara (Wisdom Publications). Ben is based at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center and travels to teach across the United States.

United’s fourth workshop on Buddhist spiritual/pastoral care meets on Friday, July 20th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 21st from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participation in previous workshops is not required.