Life of a hospital chaplain: Dane Millanta and Trish Nguyen, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Dane Millanta and Trish Nguyen have together spent 22 years as Buddhist chaplains at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown. Since the Buddhist Council of NSW was awarded an additional subsidy in 2021 they each increased their hours, so we now have a presence in the hospital four days a week. We asked them both… Continue reading Life of a hospital chaplain: Dane Millanta and Trish Nguyen, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Gender, sexuality and Buddhist chaplaincy

The annual conference of Corrections NSW chaplains addressed concerns of chaplaincy in a fast changing world with a special focus on gender, sexuality and the needs of LGBTIQ inmates and staff. Buddhist chaplain Daniel Troyak offered these reflections to fellow chaplains from his Buddhist practice. The Buddha never gave commandments, that is commandments that must… Continue reading Gender, sexuality and Buddhist chaplaincy

‘Inside’ at Christmas: a Buddhist perspective

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Buddhist prison chaplain Anna Carmody shares thoughts for inmates how to handle Christmas. This is wisdom for us all! That’s hard. Very hard. I guess it doesn’t help to point out that many people dread and hate Christmas. It’s also dangerous with unmanageable debt, drugs and alchohol, domestic violence, suicide – where does it end?… Continue reading ‘Inside’ at Christmas: a Buddhist perspective

Mindfulness-based Therapy In Prisons

Within NSW Corrections, amongst inmates and staff, and much like ‘on the outside’, Buddhism is quite fashionable. People love to quote the Buddha, but rarely implement his teachings to their lives. The Buddha’s teachings, also known as Dharma, are altruistic, loving, compassionate and transformative. However, it also requires an authentic teacher and serious commitment by… Continue reading Mindfulness-based Therapy In Prisons

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