John talks Buddhist practical theology with Reverend Dr. Monica Sanford. Monica shares her experience as a university chaplain, her research on how Buddhist chaplains do “theological reflection,” and what she envisions the Association of Buddhist Care and Counseling could look like.
Monica and John both did their M.Div. at University of the West in LA. Monica earned her PhD in Practical Theology at The Claremont School of Theology. John is a PhD candidate in that program. Rev. Dr. Monica is the Assistant Director of Spiritual and Religious Life at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition to her chaplaincy work she is working on a textbook for Buddhist care and counseling and is a co-researcher on a Buddhist Ministry Working Group project to map out who are active Buddhist chaplains.