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|Chinmaya International Foundation, Kerala, is offering two online courses to help prepare you to:Serve in hospitals, colleges, temples, military, etc.Provide spiritual care for people facing distress and lossVolunteer in Interfaith and other community settingsServe in India and/or abroad|
REGISTRATION OPENS by November 17, 2021
Introduction to Spiritual Care will be taught on Wednesdays from 4-7:00 pm EST, from January 26 through June 15, 2022. The course will be taught live online by Dr. Madhu V. Sharma and Shama Mehta. BCC. Classes can be viewed later per the students’ convenience.
The Hindu Spiritual Care course will be taught on Saturdays from 12:30-3:30 pm EST, from January 29 through June 18, 2022. This course will be taught live online by Dr. P. Ramakrishnan. Or viewed later per the students’ convenience.
These courses are offered on either a graded basis, or pass/fail, or audit. CIF is working out equivalency with APC, so that the graded courses will count towards Board Certification by APC (Association of Professional Chaplains, in US).
Tuition for both courses is US $700. We encourage students to take both courses.Tuition for the first course only, Introduction to Spiritual Care, is US $400.
All details and registration are available at https://chinfo.org/hinduspiritualcare
Registration for Fall 2021 session is closed. If interested, you can join starting Jan. 2022.
Given the uncertainty around the Covid pandemic and the Delta variant that is projected to affect a lot more people due to its transmissible nature, many people have expressed their concerns about the kids attending face to face classes more so since kids under 12 are not vaccinated yet.
After considering many factors around the current situation, the Bala Vihar team has decided to take the classes online for the coming semester. We will monitor the situation closely and keep you informed about our future course of action. We are looking forward to in-person classes at our new ashram when the situation permits.