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Introduction to Hindu Chaplaincy

HNP 6201 Introduction to Hindu Chaplaincy

“Lead us from unreal to real. Lead us from Darkness to the Light.
Lead us from the fear of death to the Knowledge of Immortality!” –Upanishads

You Can Become ACertified Volunteer Hindu Chaplain
Learn How To Serve In Temples, Medical, University And Other Chaplaincy Settings!

Hindu University of America South Florida Campus, in conjunction with Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, is pleased to present the first Training Course for American Hindu Leaders. “Introduction to Hindu Chaplaincy” is the first of the two courses required to become a Certified Volunteer Chaplains of the Hindu Faith

Qualifications of a Hindu Chaplain:

A Hindu Chaplain affiliated with an institution in an official capacity where there are either patients, residents, inmates, employees or students, is an essential part of the Chaplaincy or the Spiritual and Religious Care Department in the institution and should be directly involved in the provision of appropriate, adequate and timely spiritual and religious care for Hindus, those who consider themselves Hindus and any other individuals.The Hindu Chaplain will be involved in a variety of religious, spiritual, educational, administrative and social activities within and outside the institution.

The specialized spiritual and religious need of those who are either patients, residents, inmates, employees or students and who consider themselves Hindus must be provided by a qualified Hindu Chaplain officially affiliated with the institution housing these individuals.

Qualifications of a Hindu Chaplain:

The introductory certification course will be offered as an online course and students will be able to participate in weekly sessions through our state of the art virtual class software. The course will have 12 weeks of online lectures and reading materials which will be posted on regular basis.

Students will be required to submit a 2000 word essay at the end on topic of their choice. The topic should address issues discussed in the course.

The fee for the instructional program for certification is $500.

IHU is working to establish a Masters of Divinity program to train chaplains of Eastern Traditions to serve anywhere that such services are needed. This course is also applicable for graduate college credit.

We look forward to hearing from you very soon!

Scholarship/Sponsorship needed; especially for foreign students. Please share yourself and share this need with those that may have the ability to help


International Hindu University is a not-for-profit, post-secondary degree-granting institution recognized by the Florida Department of Education and Florida Commission on Independent Education under the authority of Florida State Statutes, Section 1005.06.

Vison of IHU

Uniting ancient spiritual and religious wisdom of the East with the curiosity of the West, IHU is dedicated to the emergence of Hindu Dharma in a world in need of peace, co-existence, and mutual respect. We welcome students of all ages, faiths, disciplines, and degrees to join us in exploring the modern legacy of the oldest religion on earth.

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