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Buddhist Healthy Boundaries Online Course (Jan-Feb 2020)

This course is FULL - Registration is Closed This course is created specifically for Buddhist teachers and senior students

  • Training
  • Clergy Ethics & Healthy Boundaries
When Jan 13, 2020 09:00 AM to
Feb 14, 2020 05:00 PM
Where Online
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206-634-1903
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Registration for the March, 2020 course is now open.

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: January 13-February 14, 2020

Course Overview:
The course begins on January 13 and concludes with the last assignment due February 14. 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 three 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 are self-paced. Additional live class meetings will be held at the end of week 3 and the end of week 5.

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)


Scholarships are available for White Plum teachers 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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