Please join us for a special seminar featuring Rev. Julie Hanada, former resident minister of the Oregon Buddhist Temple (1992-2001) and currently the Director of Spiritual Care for the Harborview Medical Center at the University of Washington. The seminar will take place on Saturday, July 6, from 1PM-3PM at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.
“Everyday I listen to individuals who are experiencing dis-ease either because they are patients in the hospital or because their work requires them to listen to the stories of people experiencing dis-ease. Hearing their stories is challenging and I am often reminded of my own stories of pain. Yet, it is a privilege, and has deepened my understanding and experiences as a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist. In the afternoon we have together I want to share how the Four Noble Truths and the Nembutsu teachings guide me throughout my days.”
– Rev. Julie Hanada
About Rev. Hanada
Biography from the book Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved:
Rev. Julie Chijo Hanada completed research-level work in Buddhism at Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin in Kyoto in 1990 and received her master’s in Buddhist studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley in 1986. She received ordination as a minister of the Nishi Honganji (Honpa Hongwanji) branch of the Jodo Shinshu Pure Land denomination in 1988 and served as a temple priest for twelve years, including assignments at the Los Angeles Honpa Hongwanji and the Oregon Buddhist Temple. In 2008 she received full certification as an ACPE (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education) supervisor. She has been the director of the department of Spiritual Care at the Harborview Medical Center since 2007.
The event is free, but please RSVP so we may estimate how many people to accommodate: