Refuge in the Storm

Refuge in the Storm
24 wise and compassionate Buddhist perspectives on crisis care--contemplative practices and spiritual principles to help individuals, families, and communities in crisis and the care providers who support them.

Refuge in the Storm presents a wide range of Buddhist perspectives on crisis care. Written by experienced chaplains, spiritual teachers, psychotherapists, pastoral counselors, medical providers, and scholars, the essays in this timely anthology explore a spectrum of personal and global crises: climate chaos, COVID, natural disasters, racism, social inequity, illness, and dying.

Drawing on Buddhist principles and practices, these essays offer a wealth of insights for supporting individuals and communities in crisis as well as preventing fatigue and burnout in care providers. The 24 essays in this anthology show readers how to:
- Provide spiritual companionship to ill, aging, and dying clients
- Infuse crisis care with mindfulness, compassion, prayer, and even playfulness
- Prevent burnout with self-care practices rooted in Buddhist principles
- Develop self-awareness and self-knowledge as a care provider
- Pursue the path of Buddhist chaplaincy

Edited by Nathan Jishin Michon--Buddhist priest, chaplain, meditation teacher, and editor of A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community--this one-of-a-kind anthology helps care providers develop the compassion, attention, wisdom, and presence needed to support individuals and communities to move through suffering into healing.

Publication Date: 
June 6, 2023