Distance Learning Hospice Course — “The Art of Caring for Vaishnavas”

imagesREGISTRATION is CURRENTLY OPEN for the Vaishnavas C.A.R.E.  Distance Learning Hospice Course where you can study “The Art of Caring for Vaishnavas” in the quiet and comfort of your own home. You will receive access to the 6-session online video seminar that was presented at ISKCON Toronto (via “Protected Password” on this website), T3BS137_sas well as receive the 65-page Vaishnavas CARE Student Workbook (via Post Office) to follow along with the video seminar. In addition, you will receive a copy of  my book, “The Final Journey–Complete Hospice Care for Departing Vaishnavas” (Torchlight Publishing)

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PLEASE READ THIS PAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE GOING TO THE REGISTRATION FORM.

THANK YOU!

This course is especially designed to assist you in gaining a deeper understanding of how you personally feel about death and dying, and how you would feel about helping someone who is facing his or her final months, weeks, or days. The seminar also discusses how you can start a Vaishnavas C.A.R.E. team within your own temple or community to assist the devotees in your congregation in times of acute, chronic, or terminally-ill situations.

UnknownThis online Vaishnavas C.A.R.E. course can be started and completed at your own pace. When you receive your packet which will be sent to you via Post Office, please feel free to begin reading the book, “The Final Journey.” At that time, you will also be emailed the “Protected Password” giving you access to the six online seminar videos on this website. Please begin to watch the videos when you feel ready. The workbook is designed to assist you as you watch the videos. 

 

Approximately two – four short-answer questions and/or True/False questions pertaining to what you watched are posted under each video session. All of the questions are meant to assist you in better Unknown
understanding the video seminar and the workbook. Reading “The Final Journey” book will give you further understanding of the subject matter that is being discussed. You are asked to answer the questions after you watch EACH VIDEO SESSION and then submit them to me for my response. In this way, this interactive course will assist you in learning the basics of hospice care as we correspond with one another throughout your journey. You are invited to write to me as well with any questions you may
have along the way while watching the seminar so you have a clear understanding of the subject matter as you move along in the coursework. I am here to help you however I can!!

 

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Please pay special attention and time on the “Personal Awareness Exercise” that is discussed at the beginning of the seminar and written in your workbook. This is designed to help you with “self-reflection” pertaining to death and dying. These questions, and discussion in the seminar video, are designed to assist you in gathering your memories of past experiences you may have had in your life related to death and dying. In this way, this exercise should help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself pertaining to this subject matter so, if given the opportunity, you can better serve the Vaishnavas at the end of their lives. 

 

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The Five Stages of Loss/Grief

Some of the subjects we will also be discussing in this course will include: *Basic hospice concepts and how they relate to our Krsna conscious philosophy. * Who makes up a professional hospice team? * Communicating with one who is terminally ill.  images * The emotional and spiritual pain a dying person may experience.  What does it mean to “Hold Space” for someone?,  *What it means for the terminally ill patient to have a “loss of a future.”  *Personal stories about Srila Prabhupada and how they pertain to this subject, *How to Communicate With a Dying Patient,   * “The “Five Stages of Loss and Grief” by Dr. Kubler-Ross”  *A possible 6th Stage–How to eventually find meaning to your loss  * Practical services we can render to those sick and dying devotees in your congregation.  ” How to Start a Vaishnavas Care Team in your community…And many more practical topics to give you the confidence to assist those who are acutely ill, chronically ill or facing their final months due a terminal illness.

images-1At the end of the course, a Certificate of Completion will be mailed to you. (Especially designed for Vaishnavas CARE)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write at “Contact Us.” Thank you!

 

Yours in service, 

Sangita Devi Dasi, RN, Hospice Educator

Vaishnavas CARE President, Co-Founder 

*Author and Presenter of the Vaishnavas CARE Hospice Seminars

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Bhaktivedanta Hospice in Vrindavan, India (located on the Parikrama Path about a six minute walk from the ISKCON Krishna Balarama Temple)..

*Author of The Final Journey–Complete Hospice Care for the Departing Vaishnavas (Torchlight Publishing)

*Assisted HH Giriraj Swami with the building of Bhaktivedanta Hospice, Vrindavan, India (Photo to the right) 

 

 

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8 Responses to Distance Learning Hospice Course — “The Art of Caring for Vaishnavas”

  1. Sangita Devi Dasi says:

    Sangita Devi Dasi was the first Prabhupada disciple that I met and she shared stories with me about Srila Prabhupada. The love that she had for him was so strong and so real that I felt it immediately. I knew very little about Srila Prabhupada as I had just come to Krishna consciousness. She suggested that I pray to him that night when I left our meeting. I did this and I can’t even describe how amazing it made me feel. It was almost as if she physically placed him inside of my heart. I now pray to Srila Prabhupada daily.

    I am 29 years old and ever since I can remember I have thought about death and dying every day. It has always been calling to me and now I feel a higher purpose and reason why. A few hours of interaction give me clarity on almost three decades of life. I have been inspired to make the Vaishnavas C.A.R.E my seva (service) for life. I highly recommend taking this course as none of us are going to escape death. I believe it is the most honorable service there is to help a dying devotee of the Lord. I pray that Krishna will allow me to be in a sacred space of those that are dying, and fill me with compassion and strength so that I may be of service.
    Heather (U.S.)

  2. Sangita Devi Dasi says:

    “Thank you for this Vaishnavas CARE Distance Learning Course which I have completed. You have really provided great insight and detailed information about all aspects of how to take care of a terminally ill devotee through your book, The Final Journey–Complete Hospice Care for the Terminally ill Vaishnavas” and your videos.

    Also, I would like to thank you for providing us the opportunity to take this course online and providing access to the videos. Your videos and information in the book are self-explanatory and they answered all my questions.”

    Sraddha Devi Dasi
    Chicago, Illinois (U.S.A.)

  3. Sangita Devi Dasi says:

    “I have learned a lot from taking the VCARE course and I am very excited to work with you on getting a VCARE team up and running here in Detroit and serving for Vaishnavas CARE in a broader sense.”

    Thank you!
    Kelly Noyes, RN, CHPN
    Detroit, Michigan (U.S.)

  4. Sangita Devi Dasi says:

    “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Sangita Devi Dasi for your expert and gentle guidance throughout my recent training in End of Life Care. I look forward to learning more, serving others in this way and to our blossoming friendship. Hare Krsna!”
    — Judy McLoughlin, Nurse Practioner, Nurse Midwife
    Liverpool, England

    • Sangita Devi Dasi says:

      Dearest Judy,
      Hare Krsna. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

      I am so grateful that you completed this Distance Learning Course. It was an honor to have gone through this course with you. I look forward to serving the devotees of the Lord on your side of the world with you! Thank you so very much!
      With appreciation,
      Sangita

  5. Sangita Devi Dasi says:

    On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:13 AM, Ostheimer Holzspielzeug Versand Andreas Karthaus wrote:

    Dear Sangita devi dasi,

    Please accept my humble obeisances
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada

    Thank you so much for doing this wonderful service for the Vaishnavas. You do a great service for all of us and it’s good to know someone I can send questions about Vaishnava Care.

    I wish you all the best.

    राधे राधे Radhe Radhe
    Your servant,
    Andreas
    (Distance Learning Course Student– Germany)

  6. Sangita Devi Dasi says:

    Hare Krishna,

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.

    As devotees we aspire to do the best to all kind. From my limited understanding I have found disease and dying can be daunting to many, including devotees. There is anxiety, apprehension, sadness, guilt and many more emotions amongst us. Being a doctor myself I have seen this. However, I wanted to explore deeper how to care for a devotee, especially about dying of their illness. I was glad to find an e-learning course which suited my needs. I could do it from home at my leisure.

    H.G Sangita Mathaji, a Srila Prabhupada disciple who runs the course, has been amazing and very supportive to my learning needs. It took me roughly six months to complete the six modules, athough there is no pressure when you want to complete them. Sangita Mathaji’s presentation is simple and yet to the point. She gives one-to-one feedback on each module, thereby helping us understand things better. Mathaji is prompt in her replies, easy to access and communicate with too. It’s definitely helped and enhanced my outlook on how to care for devotees dying of an illness.

    As part of the course- you get a folder/workbook on aspects of Vaishnavas Care and her book, “The Final Journey.” The entire course, although it is e-Learning material, Mathaji’s input and correspondence, makes it special and personal.

    I pray some day this Vaishnavas CARE course is made compulsory to all aspiring devotees in our Hare Krishna Society. The course emphasizes what Srila Prabhupada wanted us all to do –“Care for each other as Vaishnavas.” I think this course brings us closer to that one step.

    So please kindly take this opportunity and enroll in this course to enhance our Vaishnava relationships through shared care at the time when it is most needed!

    Hare Krishna. Many thanks.

    Your servant,
    Acyuta Rupa Das (Dr. Aravinda Subramaniam, MBBS, Pediatrition, and General Practitioner)
    Nottingham
    UK

  7. Sangita Devi Dasi says:

    Dear Acyuta Rupa Prabhu,

    Please accept my respectful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

    It was an honor having you participate in this course! Thank you so much. I will miss reading your introspective answers with every session. I wish you the best in your service to your Guru and to Srila Prabhupada as you care for your patients and the devotees in your area of the world.

    With appreciation,
    Yours in service to Srila Prabhupada,
    Sangita devi dasi

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