Ven Huimin

The place of Mindfulness in Hospice Palliative Care in Taiwan

Hospice palliative care aims at promoting all-encompassing services for patients with terminal diseases suffering from physical, mental, social and spiritual symptoms and pain. Since clinical Buddhist chaplaincy training has been practiced for more than 10 years in Taiwan, there are two topics i would like to discuss below:

  • (1) the comparison of spiritual care and mindfulness-based care: body, mind, and spirit as compared with body, feeling, mind, and dharma.
  • (2) the relationship between the four mindful establishments and the triune brain model (the innermost reptilian brain, the old mammalian brain, and the neocortex).


Lastly, I will introduce some clinical disclosure cases relating to the use of mindfulness in hospice palliative care in a medical center in Taiwan.

Huimin Bhikshu

is President of the Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan, and Professor at Taipei National University of the Arts. He is Director of the Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association (CBETA)  and Abbot of Seeland Monastery in Taiwan. B.Ph., Department of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical College, Taiwan, ROC, 1975,  M.A., University of Tokyo, Japan, 1989 and Doctor of Letters, University of Tokyo, Japan, 1992.