Peter Ng (WCCM Executive Committee and Singapore National Coordinator) was invited recently to speak on meditation to the staff of Dymon Asia Capital in Singapore by Danny Yong (Chief Investment Officer and a founding partner of the company).
The Meditatio Centre was host to the launch of a new book by WCCM Oblate Jim Green.
The book, Giving up without Giving Up: Meditation and Depressions looks at the subject of Mental Health and Meditation.
Jim’s personal approach and to writing and his deep experience in this field is evident throughout the pages making this a very readable book.
Giving Up Without Giving Up explores the possibility that we have much to learn from the desert times in our lives, when it feels as though we are losing everything, most of all any sense of who we are. Jim offers us a moving account of just how this wisdom practice can accompany each of us as we make ‘the gentle pilgrimage of recovery’. He offers a thorough and practical approach to our times of personal desolation, centred on the practice of meditation (both Buddhist and Christian) , showing how we can learn to treat ourselves and each other with care and compassion.The book is published by Bloomsbury Continuum and is available from all good bookstores and from MedioMedia publishers RRP £12.99 (you can order online here)
By Vincent Maire
This presentation gives an insight into the nature of suffering and what it means for patients, especially patients in palliative care. While the talk is from the perspective of end-of-life care, it will be of interest to anyone involved in supporting someone though a crisis. During the talk, Rod MacLeod suggests six questions that can be used to help a person describe their suffering.
“I know you have pain, but are there things worse than your pain?”
“Are you frightened by all this?”
“What exactly are you frightened of?”
“What do you worry is going to happen to you?”
“What is the worst thing about all this?”
“How long did yesterday seem to you?”
Rod MacLeod has recently retired as palliative care specialist at Harbour Hospice, Auckland, New Zealand. He has held academic positions at both University of Auckland and University of Sydney and is a consultant to HammondCare, Sydney, Australia.
This presentation was originally published at http://www.palliativecarebridge.com.au. The Palliative Care Bridge is a state-wide, palliative care education program coordinated and delivered by the HammondCare consortium, comprising HammondCare, Sacred Heart Health Service and Calvary Healthcare Sydney.