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  1. New Book for Buddhist Communities

New Book for Buddhist Communities

by Nathaniel Michon
Hello everyone,
Although not a "Buddhist Studies" book, I thought many of you might be interested in this somewhat hefty volume I've been completing on the side over the past few years - co-edited with Danny Fisher, including about 50 scholars and experts from a variety of fields to give a little guidance in areas the average monk or meditation leader might not have training and background:
[if the book actually recoups production costs, proceeds will go to Buddhist Global Relief]
A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community
More information is available here while a brief introductory excerpt and contents follow below.

"As a Buddhist community leader—or even a concerned community member—we may have read many sutras, practiced thousands of hours of meditation, or become well versed in Buddhist philosophy, but that does not prepare us for every situation we will face. It is very natural that people turn to a spiritual or religious community in times of trouble, and when such a person comes our hearts may fill with compassion and want to do whatever we can to ease their suffering. However, our beautifully diverse world also brings forth a countless array of problematic situations. One individual may struggle with clinical depression. Another might have serious financial hardships. Or maybe we are wondering how to best get the children and youth in our community more involved. Abrahamic training in the West includes many of these aspects and there are plenty of books from Abrahamic perspectives which help accentuate that knowledge in various ways. However, conversations with Buddhists in the West show that both such training and resources are often lacking.
Of course, this book will not provide all the answers you need for every situation. It is simply one guidebook; it is a beginning, created from many of the issues we heard people struggling with in their communities, inspired by the compassion of so many wonderful hearts caring for others around them. This book simply aims to provide some brief passages of guidance on how to handle issues, necessary background information, practical tips on what you can do, and information about further resources. There were so many topics to include and cover, and, unfortunately, we could not make this book encompass everything. There are other issues we had hoped to include but that did not make it into the present work for various reasons (e.g., sleep disorders, chronic pain, creating a social media presence for your community, crisis caregiving, creating and managing youth groups, etc.). It is our hope that this volume will not be the one and only resource, but the just the beginning."


Part I – Working with Ourselves

1 Ministry of Presence, Micka Moto-Sanchez
2 Listening as Spiritual Care, Willa B. Miller
3 Nonviolent Communication, Jesse Wiens
4 Understanding Our Own Power & Privilege, Mushim Ikeda
5 Creating and Managing Budgets, Venerable Jue Qian
6 Practical Buddhist Theology, Monica Sanford

Part II – Working with Others

7 Sickness and Hospital Visitation, Tina Jitsujo Gauthier
8 AIDS and STDs, Noel Alumit
9 Cancer, Michael Speca, PsyD & Linda Carlson, PhD
10 Hospice Ven. Andrew Pradoochai McPaulnarai & Morgan Zo Callahan
11 Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Deniz Ahmadinia, MMFT, & Corrine Barner, MA
12 Older Parent Care & Degenerative Disease, Katherine Walker
13 Grief and Bereavement, Tenzin Kacho Kiyosaki
14 Balancing Personal Finances, Mark Michon
15 Depression, Alan Cossitt
16 Suicide Intervention in Buddhist Contexts, Duane R. Bidwell
17 Family Systems, Jesse Howard Lash Masterson
18 Military Families, Raymond M. McDonald
19 Trauma and PTSD, Daniella Dahmen Wagner, MMFTI
20 Multigenerational Trauma, Kin Cheung (George) Lee
21 ADHD, Mark Ragsdale
22 Autism, Mark Ragsdale
23 Anger Management, Venerable Haemin Scoville-Pope
24 Anxiety Disorders, Joshua D. Wyner
25 Bipolar Disorder, Aubree Mendel, LMFT
26 Schizophrenia, Aubree Mendel, LMFT
27 Eating Disorders, Jean L. Kristeller & Donald Altman
28 Addictions and Substance Abuse, Tom Moritz
29 Compulsive Sexual Behavior, Kate Spina
30 Prisoners and Parolees, Daniel Clarkson Fisher
31 Domestic Violence, Ouyporn Khuankaew
32 Abuse, Amy Demyan & Stephanie Goldsmith
33 Sexual Assault, Dawn Haney
34 Divorce, Stephanie Lyn
35 Acculturation, Hiroshi M. Sasaki & Kin Cheung (George) Lee
36 Young Adult Asian American Identities, Chenxing Han

Part III – Working with Communities

37 Facilitating Groups, Leila Bruno
38 Storytelling, Jesse Howard Lash Masterson
39 Engaging and Managing Team Projects, Venerable Jue Wei
40 Dharma Programs for Families with Children, Sumi Loundon Kim
41 Conflict, Nathan Jishin Michon
42 Clergy Misconduct and Abuse, Katy Butler
43 Gender, Stephanie Lyn & Daniel Clarkson Fisher
44 Race, Katie Loncke
45 Sexuality, Victor Gabriel
46 Poverty, Daniel Clarkson Fisher
47 Accessibility, Stefan Carmien
48 Interfaith Considerations, Nathan Jishin Michon
49 Intrafaith Considerations, Bill Aiken
50 Community Outreach & Service Programs, Joshua Eaton
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