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Our ChI Talk for June:

What is Energetic Protection?

The tool of Energetic Protection is created when we combine good self-care, appropriate boundaries, knowledge of self and of our purpose. When we go out in the world, whether just another day at the office, or a day specifically focused on being there for others in all the many ways we are asked to, being mindful of energetic protection will allow us to potentialize ourselves in every moment.

Just as our own energy would be compromised if we went without food or water all day, so too are we compromised without taking care to put in place our energetic protection. Energetic protection helps us recognize and serve the suffering of all sentient beings without taking it home with us, without taking it into our body and psyche.

During this CHI talk we will explore energetic protection, how it relates to burnout, and discuss ways you can creatively implement your own tools for energetic protection, form fit to your life and places of service.


Rev. Susan Shannon, M. Div., BCC is a seeker, teacher, earth and animal steward, devotee, and chaplain of the heart. She has worked in the fields of Emotional Literacy and Restorative Justice for well over 20 years, incorporating 50 years of Buddhist practice and study from the Tibetan tradition.

She’s worked with diverse populations all her life including inmates, Tibetan refugees, the homeless, the differently-abled, at-risk youth, and in the last 10 years of life in California, she was the Buddhist Chaplain to the men in San Quentin State Prison and Death Row.

For the past 13 years, Susan has been a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) supervisor, providing training in professional spiritual care with chaplains and ministers of all denominations and placements.

In 2019 Susan moved back to her soul home in the San Juan Islands where she founded the Buddhist Prison Ministry, providing Buddhist education to people behind bars across the country. She also writes, provides spiritual coaching, and tends her land.

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