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Continuing Education

[Online] Buddhist Practices for Living and Dying

Date: 11:30am - 1:30pm PST January 7, 2021 Location: Online


This online discussion will explore perspectives on death and the afterlife across Buddhist cultures, with a focus on transcultural elements of ritual, and the way ritual serves as embodied narrative, creating images that connect the practitioner and client with sacred time, supporting individual and societal transformation.

Following this workshop, participants will better able to:

  • Support the dying in a setting that promotes grace and respect, in alignment with the spiritual values of the dying person.
  • Utilize ritual and ceremony to support the dying process and provide appropriate care for the bereaved.
  • Provide effective bereavement support through knowledge of Buddhist beliefs and practices regarding the afterlife.

About the NW Association for Death Education & Bereavement Support

NWADEBS is a nonprofit organization that exists to promote quality death education and bereavement support for professionals and the greater community. Learn more


Event Details

Date & Time: Thursday, January 7, 2021, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Registration Rates

Noncredit: $30, includes 2 CEUs. Alumni save 20%
Northwest Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support Members: Free. 2 CEUs available for $20. View NWADEBS membership information
L&C Students, Faculty, Adjuncts and Staff: Free 
Lewis & Clark School Based Mentors and Clinical Supervisors: Free

Register now

Registration for this workshop will close on Thursday, December 31

  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. Please contact us at 503-768-6040 or with questions.

    Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)


About the Presenter

Ji Hyang Padma, PhD has combined an academic career with her vocation as a spiritual teacher. She currently serves as Chaplain Resident at UCSF Medical Center. Recently, she has served as Director of the Comparative Religion and Philosophy at the California Institute for Human Science in Encinitas, CA. Her research has been focused on contemplative care, healing and ritual. Her book, Field of Blessings: Ritual and consciousness in the work of Buddhist healers, is being released in February 2021.

In addition, her publications include: Living the Season: Zen Practices for Transformative Times (Quest Books, 2013); The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work (Wisdom Publications, 2012); My Neighbor’s Faith (Orbis, 2012) and Education as Transformation (Peter Lang, 2000). Her teaching can be found at