A very interesting episode this week with AruniMarapane, a Buddhist Chaplain. She joins to talk to Navin about the significance of end-of-life care and the experience of death during her time in hospice care for the last 18 years.
Aruni Marapane lives in Cincinnati Ohio. She is originally from Sri Lanka. She has a Masters in Gerontological studies, specialized in long term care administration. She is also a Buddhist Chaplain. She provides spiritual and pastoral care for patients in long term care facilities and in hospices as well as for hospital settings. She is skilled in providing therapeutic massage for elderly and dying. She is a healing touch practitioner, trained grief support group facilitator, an insight meditation practitioner, and teachers’ meditation.
Her mission is to make sure that no human being should be dying without love around them. In that capacity she travels and reach out to diverse communities to teach and enhance the awareness of the sacredness of hospice work.