Bridging East and West: How Buddhism is Vital to Modern Healthcare with Frederico Trancoso & Liz Hamill Howard, Hospice Chaplains

Sunday, May 20, 2018 ~ 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Orgyen Dorje Den Temple - 2244 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, CA
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Hospice and Hospital Chaplains can offer a "second pair of eyes" to end of life care teams, which include a MD, a specialized Nurse Practitioner and a Palliative Social Worker. Chaplains offer deep, supportive listening, and can assist us in understanding how to provide spiritual and bedside support to those in transition, and their loved ones. Focused on Buddhist tradition, Liz Hamill Howard and Frederico Trancoso offer a bridge between the spiritual and medical worlds, and during this program they will help participants cross that bridge.

Frederico Trancoso is an accupuncturist with a BA in Physical Therapy studying Chaplaincy at Stanford. He has trained in Tibetan Buddhism for twenty-three years and has completed extensive Vajrayana retreats under Lama Tharchin Rinpoche. He is also a lead ritual chanter and on the staff at Vajrayana Foundation, located at Pema Osel Ling.

Chaplain Liz Hamill Howard, CG, works both within the palliative and hospice settings at Mission Hospice & Home Care of San Mateo. She is in the final stages of Stanford Medical School Spiritual Care research protocol entitled, "Early Identification of Palliative and Spiritual Care Needs of Geriatric Patients in the Emergency Department." She trained at Chagdud Gonpa in Brazil and was led to end of life work by her teachers, Chagdud Rinpoche and Chagdud Khadro.