Kuala Lumpur Buddhist Mental Health Association (KLBMHA) announces a talk this month, as stated below:
Title: Unlock Your Happiness with 5 Simple Questions
(A book review on Dr. Bruce di Marsico’s Option Method)
Speaker: Dr. Ong Tien Kwan
Venue: Sentul Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple
Date: 16th April, 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00 – 5.00 pm
Synopsis: Dr. Bruce di Marsico, an American psychologist, introduces in this book a simple method of self-enquiry that examines and reveals the true cause of our unhappiness. He calls this method the Option Method and shares the philosophy and principles behind it. He shows how our beliefs affect our happiness, describes the difference between wanting and needing, and sheds light on the myriad forms our unhappiness can take. The book also explores the emotion of fear and the dilemma of good versus evil. In my opinion, although Bruce comes from a Christian background, his work is surprisingly very Buddhistic in nature.
Dr. Ong graduated from University Malaya in 1989 after 5 years of medical education and training in University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. He did his housemanship in Kuala Lumpur General Hospital (now KL Hospital) for 1 year before being posted to serve 2 years in Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan, Sabah.
In 1992, he returned to University Hospital for further training with the Primary Care Unit in preparation for his career as a general practitioner in private practice. He joined a small group practice in 1993 before setting out on his own private practice in Bandar Sungai Long in July 1996.
Dr. Ong is also very active in social and Buddhist works. He is the founder of Sungai Long Buddhist Society and is also the President of the Maha Karuna Compassionate Home in Taman Midah which houses the old and the destitute. Dr. Ong believes strongly in the benefits of meditation. He has been meditating since 1993 and is now facilitating a meditation class every Wednesday.
He has also written a book called “Meditation: Tool for Transformation” which is available in e-book format. He has authored several books on personal transformation and health in e-book format. One of them – The Book of Personal Transformation – is available in printed form. He is also one of the contributing authors to “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life – Volume 3“, together with other authors like Mark Victor Hansen, Les Brown, Byron Katie and Ken Blanchard.
All (including non-Buddhists) are most welcome to attend the talk. No fee is required as it’s supported by the Triple Gem. Kindly circulate to those who may benefit from the talk.