The Arts of Contemplative Care

Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work

The Arts of Contemplative Care

Edited by: Cheryl A Giles and Willa B Miller / Foreword by: Judith Simmer-Brown / Preface by: Pat Enkyo O'Hara
Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care--from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Illustrating the day-to-day words and actions of pastoral workers, each first-person essay in this collection offers a distillation of the wisdom gained over years of compassionate experience. The stories told here are sure to inspire--whether you are a professional caregiver or simply feel inclined toward guiding, healing, and comforting roles. If you are inspired to read this book, or even one touching story in it, you just might find yourself inspired to change a life.
  • Wisdom Publications | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780861716647 | 
  • October 2012

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