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White Plum Healthy Boundaries Online Course (Oct-Nov 2019)

This course is created specifically for Buddhist teachers and senior students

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  • Clergy Ethics & Healthy Boundaries
When Oct 07, 2019 09:00 AM to
Nov 09, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Online
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206-634-1903
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This course is created specifically for Buddhist teachers and senior students

Instructors: Roshis Jan Chozen Bays, Joan Hogetsu Hoeberichts, and Amy Tu Es Cela Hollowell

Dates: October 7- November 9, 2019

Course Overview:
The course begins on October 7 and concludes with the last assignment due November 9. Weekly feedback between the instructor and students, along with online discussions with fellow classmates provide each student with an interactive and enriching learning environment.

Through the forum topic discussion, weekly assignments, video curriculum and lectures, you will gain and share knowledge and resources needed to understand the fundamentals and best practices around healthy and appropriate boundaries in spiritual teacher/student relationship; the impact of appropriate vs. inappropriate boundaries in promoting effective teaching; and guidelines for developing appropriate boundaries and necessary self-care strategies.

This updated course offers new material and several live online group discussions with the instructors via Zoom.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this course, participants will:

  • Establish an informed and ethical foundation for an understanding of healthy boundaries
  • Understand the importance of an awareness of power and vulnerability within teaching relationships
  • Examine dating, friendships and dual relationships and the challenges therein
  • Examine transference and touch boundaries in teaching relationships
  • Consider best practices of responding to misconduct by spiritual teachers
  • Consider the importance of self-care and peer support as preventive measures

Participants who complete the course satisfactorily will receive a certificate of course completion. 

Course Structure:
The course consists of an initial live session during Week I and then five consecutive weeks of sessions that can be viewed on-demand self-paced, and a final writing assignment:

Week I: Introduction; Boundary Violations
Week II: Power, Abuse of Power, Transference, and Vulnerability
Week III: Clergy Sexual Misconduct
Week IV: Impact on Victims and Sanghas
Week V: Prevention & Self-Care

Fees and Registration: $300.00 Course (International shipping will be an additional cost)

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Scholarships are available for White Plum members who require financial assistance.
Please email for more information.
Those who receive a scholarship will need to register by contacting FaithTrust Institute at rather than this online registration site.

If you are paying by CHECK, have received a scholarship, or would prefer to pay by mail, please complete this registration form and send with your payment to our NEW ADDRESS:
2414 SW Andover Street, Suite D208
Seattle, WA  98106

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