Welcome to the Spring 2016 edition of the Karuna Newsletter. Click below to read it in our new magazine style layout provided by ISSUU.
Today is His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama’s 81st birthday. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is Karuna’s Spiritual Patron and today we are fondly remembering his visit to Karuna in 2007 where he presented the following talk on Advice for Living and Dying which you can view and share right now on our YouTube channel.
Listen to this incredible podcast here:
Bruce Kramer lived a remarkably rich life because of – not despite – an incurable, always fatal disease: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was diagnosed with ALS December 6, 2010, and died at age 59 on March 23, 2015. In this first episode, Kramer talks about his diagnosis and how it changed his view of the world.
Cory Taylor was first diagnosed with melanoma back in 2005. So she has had a long time to think about her death which in the last couple of years has become imminent.
She reflects on why we don’t talk about death more and why we can’t assert the same control over our death that we do over our life?
Cory writes about the lessons she learnt from her own parents’ deaths and her hopes for her own death.
Confronting death is something we all have to do eventually. It can be a time when we feel the full force of regret, but also, realise the power of forgiveness.
Karuna Hospice is a place that helps people with terminal illnesses come to terms with their diagnosis, minimise fear and find meaning in their lives.
Sarah Kanowski spoke to the Director of Support and Learning at Karuna, Priscilla Maxwell, as well as prominent Australian author and patient of the hospice, Cory Taylor.