Infinite Circle 2: Commmunity Engaged Ministry_MN draft

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Infinite Circle 2/Community Engaged Ministry

Sensei Joshin Byrnes and Jissan Nicolle will guide participants through a 9-month course that aims to develop basic ministerial competencies to tend to spiritual care needs in our communities. The competencies are:

  1. A foundational understanding of spiritual care based in the Buddhist tradition, specifically in the Zen Peacemaker Three Tenets and spiritual companionship
  2. Clarity about how one’s one story intersects with the stories of others; being aware of one’s biases, culture and power dynamics
  3. Self-awareness and the ministerial role: understanding projections
  4. Has a care-practice that is trauma-informed
  5. Knows how to care for one’s self and seeks counsel with peers or professionals when needed.
  6. Develops basic ceremonial leadership skills including offering prayer, ritual and the Way of Council



Recommended Reading:

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

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