Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama’s Guidance for Caregivers
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche with David R. Shlim, M.D.
Wisdom Publications, Boston 2004
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2013 Medicine and Compassion Events
Continuing Medical Education Credits:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Wyoming Medical Center and Shambhala Mountain Center. Wyoming Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Wyoming Medical Center designates this education activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Medicine and Compassion is the first book to both raise and answer the question as to whether caregivers can train to expand their capacity for compassion....
"The bottom line is that being a kind, aware, and relaxed person doesn't require the belief in past and future lives, or the law or karma. It has to do with how we conduct ourselves, how we train our own minds. When we do it in the right way, all good qualities start to manifest from our mind, and all negative traits begin to grow less and less. The whole spiritual path is contained within just that."
-Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
September 19th - 20th: PALO ALTO MEDICAL FOUNDATION (PAMF) ANNUAL RETREAT
Dr. Shlim will speak to the PAMF medical staff about "Medicine and Compassion" through three, one hour seminars. Seminars will provide practical instruction in meditation.
April 13th: CREATIVITY IN COMPASSION CONFERENCE, a program of West Connecticut State University
April 25th: VISIONS IN LEADERSHIP, a program of the Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation & Citizens National Bank
David Shlim spent fifteen years in Kathmandu, Nepal running the world’s busiest destination travel medicine clinic. During that time, he offered free medical care to an extended Tibetan Buddhist monastic community, and became close friends with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.
David found that the Buddhist teachings he was receiving automatically allowed him to be more of the doctor he had wanted to be: kind, attentive, able to think clearly, and to more easily meet his patient’s needs. His experience in Nepal led him to ask Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche to teach two courses on Medicine and Compassion, which led to the publication of the book Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama’s Guidance for Caregivers.