Kadampa Health Care Chaplaincy
Times of ill health, loss and uncertainty can be very stressful and distressing both for the individual concerned and for their families and friends. Chaplaincy derives from the Latin word “to cloak” and aims to provide support and inner protection during difficult times. At such times our greatest protection is to find peace of mind as without this, our difficulties easily throw us out of balance.
Buddha Land provide chaplains at both Airedale General Hospital in Steeton and Manor Lands Hospice in Oxenhope. Working with the Lead Chaplains, our Chaplains take part in a multi-faith role offering assistance to people of any faith or no faith. Support offered includes: the opportunity to discuss issues of concern; practical help in keeping a peaceful mind; guided meditations and family or staff support.
Gen Kelsang Paljin, the Resident Teacher at Buddha Land Centre, visits Manor Lands Hospice as part of their Chaplaincy Team visiting patience and assisting with staff welfare. Kelsang Sonam visits Airedale Hospital on a weekly basis. If you would like to request support please contact the lead chaplain at the Hospital/Hospice or contact the Centre directly. Our Chaplains are able to visit other locations on request. They are governed by the Code of Conduct for Health Care Chaplains.