Chris Berlin, MDiv

Instructor in Ministry and Spiritual Counseling and Denominational Counselor to Buddhist Students, Harvard Divinity School
Chris Berlin is an instructor in ministry and the denominational counselor to Buddhist students at Harvard Divinity School. His teaching ranges from courses in clinical hospital chaplaincy and spiritual counseling to contemplative approaches to care for the dying and resilience in adversity through mindfulness. He has previously served as a full-time interfaith chaplain at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital where he received extensive experience teaching meditation and mindfulness to patients and clinicians alike, as well as integrating meditation into his work with the dying. As a lay-teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, he also frequently offers meditation classes and workshops in the Greater Boston area. He is a contributing writer to The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work (Wisdom Publications, 2012), edited by Cheryl Giles and Willa Miller.


  • MDiv Harvard Divinity School