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Lessons for the Living from the Dying
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Lessons for the Living from the Dying


Reflections on life, death, suffering, meaning, healing, and wholeness from the experience and authority of a spiritual guide, a patient, and a medical practitioner


LAURENCE FREEMAN OSB is a Benedictine monk of the Olivetan Congregation. As spiritual director of The World Community for Christian Meditation, he leads retreats and seminars and nurtures inter-faith friendship. His many books, CDs and DVDs include A Short Span of Days, Jesus the Teacher Within, Light Within, and The Selfless Self. He was caregiver to his teacher, John Main OSB, who died of cancer in 1982.                                                 

CD1 - Transformation of Life
25 May 2006
Assisi Home and Hospice
Talks given for patients, caregivers and medical practitioners
53:36 min


PATRICIA NG was diagnosed with advanced-stage stomach cancer in July 2003, and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. While still under treatment, she started a medita-tion group at a local hospital, for cancer patients, and caregivers. In August 2004, she shared on a DVD her reflections on life, death, suffering and healing from the view point of a patient, a wife, a mother. Patricia passed away on 14 February 2005.

CD2 - From Panic to Peace
New York, August 2004
Talks taken from the DVD From Panic To Peace featuring Patricia in conversation with Laurence Freeman OSB and her husband Peter Ng
45:16 min


DR BALFOUR MOUNT is a Surgical Oncologist. He was the Founding Director of the Royal Victoria Hospital Palliative Care Service, Palliative Care McGill, and the McGill Programs in Whole Person Care. He was Chairperson, 1976 – 2004, of the biennial International Congresses on Care of the Terminally Ill and is an Officer of The Order of Canada. His published works include books, teaching films and audiotapes on oncology and palliative care.

CD3 - The Path towards Healing
Belfast, 2000
From a talk given at the John Main Seminar on The Way of Peace
59:51 min

Type of Media: CD
Speaker/Author Laurence Freeman OSB, Patricia Ng & Dr B. Mount (3 Audio CDs)