Exploring the heart of living and dying


The Authentic Presence podcast explores the deeper questions of human experience and care-giving. The show features inspiring conversations with on-the-ground practitioners, pioneers in medicine, palliative and hospice care, and contemplative thinkers. We look at what it means to care at the threshold of life and death and how mindfulness, meditation and contemplative wisdom can help us tap into our sources of well-being, purpose, spirituality and wholeness.

The podcast is hosted by Kirsten DeLeo, a longtime meditation practitioner, end-of-life caregiver and teacher in the field of contemplative care. Kirsten helped to develop the Authentic Presence training and is the author of Present Through The End: A Caring Companion’s Guide for Accompanying the Dying.

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The Spiritual Care programme was founded in 1993. To celbrate its 20 years of activity the summer 2013 issue of View Magazine focuses on the theme of creating a compassionate society.

New book explores the budding field of Buddhist 'Contemplative Care' through the eyes of its pioneers.

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