Electronic Journal from Sakyadhita USA

Issue No. 16 Winter 2018

Pamela Ayo Yetunde, J.D., Th.D., is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling and Director of Interreligious Chaplaincy at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in New Brighton, MN.


Being the Change You Want to See:

Self and No Self in Buddhist Spiritual Care


Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Th.D.

Guest Editor

"I asked Buddhist women in Buddhist spiritual care to write about the paradox of the 'use of self' (a common concept in traditional Christian-informed pastoral and spiritual care programs) and 'no self' (a Buddhist anthropological truth claim)."



by Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Th.D.


Teaching Meditation in the Psychiatric Ward

by Kim Allen

“I care about people who are dismissed because they don’t fit the conventional model.”


No Self and the Use of Self

by Mary F. Doane

[For a hospice volunteer caregiver] "... to bear witness at the bedside is to engage in a practice: that of serving ourselves as we serve others."


Eddie’s Story

by Reverend Diane Wilde

"I have found prison to be a prime place to practice Dharma, both for myself and for the sangha members I have had the good fortune to count as my spiritual friends − teachers even."


Closing Essay

by Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Th.D.


About SUSA


Sakyadhita USA Encouraging Inclusion Across American Buddhisms

SUSA is the USA National Branch of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women

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