KERALA, INDIA, January 3, 2022 (Press Release from Chinmaya International Foundation): Two courses in Hindu Spiritual Care have been developed by Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) to train Spiritual Care Providers, or Chaplains, to address the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals of Hindu faith, in various settings, such as hospitals and hospices, schools and universities, communities, the military, corporations or interfaith settings within India and within the global Hindu diaspora. The primary objective of the two courses is to provide an introduction to Hindu Chaplaincy in preparation or enhancement of serving as a Chaplain or Spiritual Care Provider, in India or abroad. On conclusion of the courses, students will receive a “Certificate of Completion” for each course, itemizing the course content, faculty, and grade received. These courses can be taken by letter grade, pass/fail, or audit.

“The Introduction to Spiritual Care” course will begin on Wednesday, January 26, and be conducted online live on Wednesdays at 4:00-7:00 pm EST [2:30-5:30 am IST]. The semester will have a one week break and conclude on June 15, 2022. The course will be taught by Dr. Madhu Sharma and Shama Mehta, BCC. “The Hindu Spiritual Care” course will begin on Saturday, 22nd January, 2022, conducted live online every Saturday from 12:30-3:30 pm EST [11:00 pm – 2:00 am IST]. The semester will conclude on June 4, 2022. This course will be taught by Dr. P. Ramakrishnan. Classes can be viewed synchronously (live) or asynchronously (later).

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