Chris Berlin is an instructor in spiritual counseling and Buddhist ministry at Harvard Divinity School, where he also serves as a counselor to Buddhist graduate students. His teaching ranges from counseling theory and practice, and contemplative approaches in clinical chaplaincy, to courses in mindfulness, resilience theory and Buddhism. He is also a faculty member at the Harvard Extension School where he teaches courses on mindfulness, resilience, positive psychology, compassion, and the contemplative arts.
Chris has previously served as a full-time chaplain at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where he received extensive experience teaching meditation and mindfulness to patients and medical clinicians alike. He is a contributing author to the seminal work on Buddhist chaplaincy, The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work, and has written about resilience in spiritual loss due to adversity and trauma.
Chris is a lay teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and offers regular meditation classes, workshops and retreats in the Greater Boston area. He is also the co-founder of the music and Buddhist chanting group, Satigata, that performs regularly throughout the Greater Boston area.
Chris received his Masters of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and holds a degree in Buddhist and Hindu religions and psychology from UC Santa Barbara in California.