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Wisdom and Compassion in Health Care: Buddhist Perspectives Celebrating Service: A Conversation with Robert A. F. Thurman, PhD

  • Cole Hall 513 Parnassus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94143 (map)

With Robert A. F. Thurman, PhD, Isa Gucciardi, PhD, and David Bullard, PhD

Join renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar Robert A. F. Thurman in conversation with Isa Gucciardi and David Bullard in which they will explore the path of service for health providers, informed by Buddhist understandings of life, death, mindfulness, and consciousness.

Robert A. F. Thurman, PhD, is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University and President of the Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization. He is a long-time friend of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama and is considered the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism.

Isa Gucciardi, PhD, is Founding Director and Primary Teacher at the Foundation of the Sacred Stream in Berkeley. She has been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner who has spent over 30 years studying spiritual, therapeutic, and meditative techniques from around the world. Isa has worked with master teachers of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Sufism, as well as expert shamanic practitioners.

David Bullard, PhD, is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at UCSF, where he consults with Spiritual Care Services and the Symptom Management Service outpatient palliative care staff. He is a psychotherapist in private practice who has taught at UCSF, throughout the Bay Area, and in New York City, Israel, and Brazil.

The evening’s program will begin with a brief introduction to seated yoga by Nora Burnett, CIYT, who has taught Iyengar Yoga for 30 years including classes at all levels, topical workshops, retreats, and teacher education.

Registration is required for ALL attendees
General Admission $25; Reserved Seating $40
The net proceeds will benefit Tibet House U.S.

Event sponsors include the Symptom Management Service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; UCSF Spiritual Care Services; San Francisco Zen Center; San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group; Foundation for the Sacred Stream; KUNDE Institute: Center for Tibetan Wellness and Healing; Tibet House U.S.; Bayview Zendo; Ketamine Research Foundation; and the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).

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