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Shining Light on Death – Online Event (PART 1) Saturday 25th July 2020

The sweet sound of Cherry Steinberg’s flute welcomed the online audience of 80  who attended the first of two Zoomed Shining Light on Death workshops, facilitated by Nirmala Ragbir-Day, Spiritual Care Training Co-ordinator at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Nirmala explained the aim of the two workshops was…

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Shining Light on Death Workshop 3 at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The third workshop on Shining Light on Death held at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was an opportunity for the group of 21 participants to hear from speakers about their own experiences in dealing with death and dying. These included Rev. Mike Gartland, Head of Pastoral and Spiritual…

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JF Community does like to meet by the seaside

The cold waves crashing outside contrasted with the warmth of the JF Community weekend inside the Light House Retreat Centre in Worthing, East Sussex, 8-10 November 2019. Twenty one souls gathered to reflect, rejuvenate, review service projects for the future and to enjoy each other’s company. Gaby from Oxford facilitated…

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VIHASA in India

More than 70 people attended the second annual VIHASA facilitators training programme held in Om Shanti Retreat Centre (ORC), Gurgugram, near Delhi from 8th -10th November 2019. Some participants even went so far as to describe the sessions as ‘mind blowing’!  A number of new potential facilitators have been identified…

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Shining Light on Death Workshop 2 at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The second of 3 workshops on Shining Light on Death, also held at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, had 18 participants continuing their exploration of the subject. In small groups they read and explored the meaning in the words, thoughts and insights from an excerpt from ‘Gatanjali’ by…

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Shining Light on Death, A Study Day, Leicester 21st September 2019

We need to be curious about dying. This was the message delivered by the eminent neuropsychiatrist Dr Peter Fenwick to some 160 informed delegates at the Shining Light on Death conference held at Harmony House, Leicester, by the Janki Foundation for Spirituality in Healthcare and the Brahma Kumaris (BK), on…

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Shining Light on Death Workshop 1 at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The first of 3 Shining Light on Death workshops was held at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, facilitated by Nirmala Ragbir-Day, the Trust’s Spiritual Care Training Co-ordinator. The group of 24 participants recapped an earlier workshop on Death and Dying held in April 2019 which looked at the…

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‘Conscious living, Conscious dying ’ – Shining Light on Death Workshop 2, 15th June 2019

The news reported below is the experience written by one of the participants.   This workshop was held on Saturday 15th June 2019 at Global Co-operation House, London, and organised by the Janki Foundation to encourage deeper conversations about death. It was the second of two workshops that arose from…

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ONE-DAY SILENT RETREAT IN KENT – 27th April 2019

Led by – Dr Julia Ronder, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist/Community Paediatrician, Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher   Theme – “Building Resilience through Gratitude and Appreciation”   This talk/workshop set the scene for a day of silence for a group of 19 health professionals/those in caring roles held at The Quiet View, Kingston, near…

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VIHASA in Suriname 2019

Values in Healthcare was introduced at the national nursing school of Suriname in April 2019 The groups were initially introduced to the Resilience Module in the program followed by 4 full days to complete the remaining modules.  This was followed up with a short evaluation a fortnight later. The program…

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