Shin Buddhists’ Input Sought for First Buddhist Chaplaincy Study

Jodo Shinshu Buddhists serving in the role of volunteer or professional chaplains are being sought to take part in the first-ever research project to study Buddhist chaplaincy as a field.

“Mapping Buddhist Chaplains in North America,” set to launch this month, will be a comprehensive survey to collect basic information about self-identified Buddhist chaplains, including demographics, chaplaincy training, and Buddhist formation and practice.

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“In order to develop a clear view of the breadth and depth of Buddhist chaplaincy, it is essential for Jodo Shin Buddhists to be included,” said Professor Dr. Daijaku Kinst, Noboru & Yaeko Hanyu Professor of Buddhist Chaplaincy at the Institute of Buddhist Studies.