The course will be taught by the Tibetan lama, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and will explore the concepts of wisdom and compassion as they apply to the practice of Western medicine. Some of you may remember that we presented a similar course in September of 2000 called "Medicine and Compassion."
There is a connection between truly caring about one's patients and finding intelligent solutions to their problems. Applying compassion with wisdom is a way to be more effective in one's work, and to avoid the risk of professional burnout. While knowledge can be increased through study, we tend to view wisdom as something that gradually develops following an indeterminate combination of experience and personal insight. Tibetan Buddhist philosophy presents ways to view wisdom and compassion as something that can be directly trained in.
Full details are available at the website http://www.medicineandcompassion.com.
Or you can e-mail Dr. Shlim with your mailing address to receive a printed brochure in about a month.
David R. Shlim, M.D.
Fax: (307) 734-6235 Tel: (307) 734-5393