Syllabus/achievement requirements


Gethin, R (1998) The Foundations of Buddhism. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press. 333 pp.  Read: “A note on the Sangha and the state” (100-101) & “The spiritual life: the practice of 'meritorious action'” (101-111) 12 pp.

Giles CA, Miller, WB (eds.) (2012) The Arts of Contemplative Care. Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work. Foreword by Judith Simmer-Brown. Preface by Pat Enkyo O'Hara. Sommerville: Wisdom Publications. 345 pp.

Langer, R (2007) Buddhist Rituals of Death and Rebirth. Contemporary Sri Lankan practice and its origins. New York, NY: Routledge. 243 pp. Read: Introduction (1-10) & Conclusion (186-189) 14 pp.

Wangu, MB (2009) Buddhism. Fourth Edition (World Religions). New York: Chelsea House. 145 pp.

Watts JS, Yoshiharu T (eds.) (2012). Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved. Boston: Wisdom Publications. 306 pp.


Boellinghaus I, Jones FW, Hutton J (2014) The Role of Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness Meditation in Cultivating Self-Compassion and Other-Focused Concern in Health Care Professionals. Mindfulness 5: 129–138. DOI 10.1007/s12671-012-0158-6. 10 pp.

Bosco RM (2014) Battlefield Dharma: American Buddhists in American Wars. Journal of Buddhist Ethics 21: 827-849. 23 pp.

Cadge W, Sigalow E (2013) Negotiating Religious Differences: The Strategies of Interfaith Chaplains in Healthcare. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52(1): 146–158. 14 pp.

Chen RC (2017) Clinical Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program: History of the Development of Taiwan’s Clinical Buddhism. Journal of Scientific Discovery 1(1): 1-7.  7 pp.

Chui WH, Cheng KK (2013) Self-Perceived Role and Function of Christian Prison Chaplains and Buddhist Volunteers in Hong Kong Prisons. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 57(2): 154–168. 15 pp.

Chui WH, Cheng KK (2015) A Comparison of Attitudes Toward Prisoners of Religious and Non-Religious College Students in Hong Kong. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 59(10): 1066–1078. 13 pp.

Compson, J (2015) Encyclopedia Entry Springer Psychology and Religion. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27771-9_9375-1.  6 pp.

Dolan, MJ (2008) Government-Sponsored Chaplains and Crisis: Walking the Fine Line in Disaster Response and Daily Life. Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 35(3): 505-546. 42 pp.

Kabat-Zinn J (2003) Mindfulness-based interventions in context: past, present, and future. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice 10: 144–156. 13 pp.

Liefbroer AI, Olsman E, Ganzevoort RR, Etten-Jamaludin FS van (2017) Interfaith Spiritual Care: A Systematic Review. Journal of Religion and Health (2017) 56:1776–1793. DOI 10.1007/s10943-017-0369-1. 18pp.

Lyons T, Cantrell, WD (2016) Prison Meditation Movements and Mass Incarceration. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 2016, 60(12): 1363–1375. 13 pp.

McCormick AJ (2013) Buddhist Ethics and End-of-Life Care Decisions. Journal of Social Work in End-Of-Life & Palliative Care 9:2-3: 209-225. DOI: 10.1080/15524256.2013.794060. 15 pp.

Monnett CM (2005) Developing a Buddhist Approach to Pastoral Care: A Peacemaker’s View. J Pastoral Care Counsel 59(1-2): 57-61. 5 pp.

Ronel N, Frid N, Timor U (2013) The Practice of Positive Criminology: A Vipassana Course in Prison. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 57(2): 133–153. 21 pp.

Sanford M, Michon NJ (2019) Buddhist Chaplaincy. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. Online Publication Date: Feb 2019, retrievable under, Abstract: DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.013.641. 37 pp.


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