Ep. 286 The Three Regrets: Stories from a Buddhist Hospice Chaplain with Tenzin Kiyosaki
Learn how a former Buddhist nun brought her gentle, compassionate approach to hospice chaplaincy. My guest Tenzin Kiyosaki has been a certified interfaith hospice chaplain for the past 13 years. She also practiced as a Buddhist nun for 27 years after being ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and brings an Eastern perspective to her hospice work. She is the author of the book The Three Regrets: Inspirational Stories of Love and Forgiveness at Life’s End and shares the spiritual wisdom she gathered from her work with dying patients. Get the book here. Listen here: This episode includes: How Tenzin was inspired to become a hospice chaplainWhat Tenzin learned from her Buddhist studies about the end of lifeWhat hospice work is always an ongoing learning experienceHow Western culture avoids the subject of death while Eastern cultures embrace itThe failure of Western medicine to accept impermanenceWhat led Tenzin to return her vows and become a lay person once againThe role of a chaplain in hospice to find the “heart” of each patientDo chaplains and hospice need different titles to overcome bias in our society?How to help patients who regret a lack of accomplishment in lifeHelping patients who have not shared enough love during their livesWhy regret at the end of life is actually a good signA Buddhist perspective on medical aid in dying Links included in this episode: Register here for Laughter Yoga Webinar (and get the replay if you can’t attend live)Sign up for the 2021 online reading group A Year of Reading Dangerously at this linkSupport your local bookstore by buying my books on Bookshop and Indiebound: 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying and The Journey from Ego to SoulSubscribe to this podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Stitcher RadioCheck out the Series I’ve recorded in the past hereJoin the team at Patreon.com/eolu and get access to the EOLU mug: “Mind if we talk about death?” (only Patrons can purchase it). PLUS get our new bonuses: the monthly EOL News Update, movie reviews from 2 Doctors and a Movie, and automatic access to A Year of Reading Dangerously! If you enjoy this content please share it with others and consider leaving a review on iTunes! Thanks again to all supporters on my page at Patreon.com/eolu! Your contributions make all the difference!