When Alison Murdoch’s husband catches viral encephalitis and falls into a life-threatening coma, everything changes. Their busy lives running non-profit organisations in London are put on hold indefinitely…and perhaps forever.
Buddhist author and broadcaster Alison Murdoch will read from her latest book Bed 12 and lead a discussion about how we can transform problems into happiness. This is an evening for anyone, of any faith or none, who has ever experienced difficult times.
Bed 12 (published May 2017) is a memoir written in the form of a thriller about the time when Alison’s husband fell suddenly ill with viral encephalitis and spent 5 weeks in a life-threatening coma. It’s a survival guide to the world of acute medicine, and a poignant and darkly comic account of what it’s like to fight for someone’s life. Thupten Jinpa, principal English translator to the Dalai Lama, describes it as “a powerfully moving book revealing the healing power that resides within the minds and hearts of each one of us.”
Come along, and let’s explore and learn from our own and others’ experience and wisdom.
Alison is the co-author of 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life and a contributor to Prayer for the Day I & II. Her radio appearances include Good Morning Sunday, Woman’s Hour, Moral Maze, Beyond Belief, Prayer for the Day, and the Chris Evans Show. She is the former Director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London and of the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom.
“A powerfully moving book revealing the healing power that resides within the minds and hearts of each one of us.” – Thupten Jinpa, principal English translator to the Dalai Lama