Naropa University

2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6697

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The course in the Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate Program from Naropa University combines 15 weeks of on-line learning with an eight-day residential retreat at Light on the Hill in upstate New York. The program addresses crucial training needs most frequently requested by professionals, including communicating about dying and death, enhancing empathy and compassion, helping patients find new meaning, sources of strength, and ways to make a genuine connection with loved ones, facilitating the process of healing relationships, resolving unfinished business, and saying goodbye.

The program also creates a peaceful environment for dying, supporting the bereaved, and healing/preventing burnout. The Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate Program, inspired by Sogyal Rinpoche's The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, brings together authentic and practical contemplative resources with the knowledge and skills of modern hospice and palliative care. It offers the unique opportunity to study and practice together in a community of like-minded peers from across the country and abroad. Professionals working in the fields of medicine, human and social services, and students and trained volunteers who are currently engaged in a clinical setting, whether new to contemplative practice or experienced, are encouraged to apply.

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