Quarterly Workshops for Angulimala’s Buddhist Prison Chaplains only:
The dates of the remaining workshops in 2021 are:
Saturdays, September 4th, and November 27th.
Workshops are normally held at The Forest Hermitage but but just as we did last year for three of the workshops, two this year have been held over Zoom. We do hope that for the September workshop we will be able to hold it at The Forest Hermitage.
The Workshop day commences with meditation at 10am and is expected to run until approximately 5pm.
The purpose of these workshops is to provide Buddhist prison chaplains with mentoring and ongoing supervision and peer support. Attendance otherwise is by invitation to Angulimala members only.
New chaplains, so that we can get to know you and help you settle in, are required for the first three years to attend at least two workshops in each calendar year. After that for everyone it’s at least one per calendar year but really the more you can come to and the more you contribute, the more you will benefit.
The workshops are important for several reasons that most will well understand. They offer support and friendship, they enable the sharing of information and good practice, they provide opportunities to offload concerns and difficulties, they are reminders of what Buddhist prison chaplains are supposed to be doing, they encourage and help chaplains to maintain and improve standards, and they keep the team together. And they’re often good fun.