This from our friend (and a past interviewee at my personal blog) Koshin Paley Ellison of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care's Buddhist Contemplative Care Training Program:
- On June 26, 2009, the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care graduated it's first class of CPE students, each receiving one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. We are proud to be the first Buddhist organization to graduate Buddhist Chaplain students with ACPE accreditation. This is made possible through our partnership with Healthcare Chaplaincy of New York. NYZCCC has expanded its programing to offer two Buddhist CPE units commencing in September 2009. Both classes are fully enrolled. Rev. Trudi Jinpu Hirsch, the Center's ACPE Supervisor leads the training.
We will also commence our third year of Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care Training (a pre-requisite for our CPE enrolment). We are proud to announce that NYZCCC now has over 60 students that have completed the foundations program and this years enrollment is also complete.
For more information about the NYZCCC's work, follow this link.