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NOVEMBER 8-11, 2012 at The Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY


The Garrison Institute, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and Beth Israel Medical Center Department of Pain and Palliative Care are launching the first ever Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium to give practitioners tools and insights to provide the most effective palliative and end-of-life care possible. We believe this groundbreaking gathering will encourage leading researchers, physicians, spiritual care providers and patient advocates to learn from each other and grow as healers.  Participants will share contemplative best practices and experiential teachings, while collectively beginning work toward common standards of practice.


Neuroscience research has demonstrated the effectiveness of meditation and mindfulness-based techniques in both patient healing and caregiver self-care. Mindfulness practices are increasingly being explored and used, particularly by palliative and end-of-life care teams. Many institutions with an integrative medicine focus are exploring how to incorporate contemplative techniques into their standard of practice, with the objective of cost-effectively improving both patient and staff outcomes.

Who Should Attend

Professionals working in palliative and hospice care, including doctors, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers. CEU credits will be available for Nurses and Social Workers.

CME Credits Certified by BIMC and SLRHC.

About The Garrison Institute

The Garrison Institute is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization exploring the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world.  Their program initiatives: Contemplation and Education, Transforming Trauma and Transformational Ecology – create rigorous, innovative, contemplative-based tools and approaches to help teachers, caregivers, human service providers, environmentalists and others on the front lines of social and environmental engagement succeed.  The Garrison Institute is a renovated monastery an hour from Manhattan, offering an authentic contemplative setting alongside the Hudson River.



Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.




Beth Israel Medical Center  designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.   Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.