The summer 2013 issue of View focuses on the theme of creating a compassionate society—and celebrates the contribution that Rigpa’s Spiritual Care Programme has made since it was founded 20 years ago.
We explore the fast-developing movement to establish empathy and compassion as guiding principles for life in the 21st century, reporting on two recent international conferences.
Sogyal Rinpoche shares teachings that capture the essence of training in compassion and caring for someone who is dying.
Christine Longaker describes how the Spiritual Care Programme has developed a unique approach that has reached more than 30,000 healthcare professionals and supported many people facing illness and loss.
Inspiring stories of creating and leading innovative courses, providing training in hospitals and hospices, looking after others, establishing spiritual care centres and reaching out to the wider world to raise awareness. Plus moving personal accounts of living with illness, transforming grief, and caring for victims of tragedy.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on the spread of the Buddha’s teachings from East to West—cultural differences, technology and the role of the teacher.
Essential advice from Sharon Salzberg on cultivating compassion.
The pioneering Tibetan monks studying in the USA with the Tenzin Gyatso Scholars Program.
The history of Buddhist translation.
Remembering Michael Toms, a key figure in the publication of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.