Living with Dignity and Hope

Understanding who you really are makes all the difference

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world, with 76% of the people in some communities infected with the virus. But it is not just Africa that is experiencing escalating rates of disease. All over the world one hears about growing numbers of people – increasingly younger ­– who have been diagnosed with cancer, autoimmune, idiopathic or other degenerative diseases.

Hospital staff report that many patients die in disillusionment, alone, anguished, hopeless and expressing a loss of dignity because of their intense identification of themselves as their sick body.

Brahma Kumaris, as a spiritual teaching organisation and registered South African NPO, recognised the need for a programme that specifically supports individuals living with serious or terminal illnesses. Living with Dignity and Hope was born as a result.

This experiential programme teaches, amongst others, that human beings are, essentially spiritual beings, and that the spirit or soul is eternal. Realising this brings great relief to many patients who start withdrawing their attention from their physical body and start doing the work of understanding the true nature of their being and their relationship with God.

“You are a soul. You have a body.” – Brahma Kumaris


The course consists of five modules:

  1. What am I feeling now?
  2. Physical Wellbeing
  3. Emotional Wellbeing
  4. Spiritual Wellbeing
  5. My Support



  • Improved mental and emotional states
  • Increased calm and peacefulness
  • Better relationships
  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Enhanced sense of worthiness and dignity
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • An opportunity for growth, peace and inner healing.


Who is this for?

This course is offered to patients at hospitals, clinics, hospices, old-age homes and at institutions that take care of terminally ill people. Caretakers, family and health-care professionals are welcome to attend, too.

All Brahma Kumaris events are offered free of charge, in a welcoming, safe and non-judgemental environment. All are welcome! Donations are appreciated, but not required.

Please check our monthly calendar of EVENTS to see if and when this particular offering is available at a centre close to you. If not, and you would like to see it presented in your suburb, town or city or at your organisation, please send us a message via the form at the bottom of this page.

Brahma Kumaris is a registered non-profit organization NPO 066-100. 


Administrative Head Office:

28 Judith Street, Observatory
Johannesburg, 2198,
South Africa
TEL (+27) (0) 11 718 3001

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