Description of Organization
The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies was incorporated in January of 1998 as a Buddhist study and training center. The Sati Center offers two primary areas of study: to help participants explore original Buddhist texts and appreciate the richness of the tradition and lineage and to provide trainings in applying the teachings and practices in support of the wider world. They also offer a yearlong training in Buddhist Chaplaincy which prepares people to offer spiritual care in hospitals, prisons, and hospices. They recently expanded their Buddhist spiritual care/compassionate care programs to include compassion training and the development of further chaplaincy skills.
In 2018, a grant in the amount of $7,500 was awarded to Sati Center for Buddhist Studies to assist in the continuation of their Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy Training Program. This program offers basic Buddhist training in the wisdom and skill needed to be a Buddhist Environmental Chaplain, i.e., a person who works to establish people in a healthy, compassionate, and mutually supportive relationship with the natural world.