Friday, November 28, 2014

2014 Year End Sharing

Dear friends,

To give thanks for that I receive, to celebrate life and share blessings with all those who need it, I am holding a Half-Price Christmas Sale of two of my books, Chinese Heart Songs and Via Lucis (Way of Light) for $5 each.  And $20 for any 5 books!

Also, I am pleased to offer half-day, mini-retreats on Healing and Blessings through body, art and silence from January to before Chinese New Year to continue this theme of Gratitude and Celebration of Life!

For 2015, I have been invited to present a workshop at the Spiritual Directors International (SDI) Emerging Conference in April.  I feel blessed and very grateful for this honour.

SDI is a non-for-profit organisation and they will not be covering my travel expenses to the event.  The money raised from both the book sales and retreats, I shall happily use to pay my way to Louisville, Kentucky.  This is near Thomas Merton’s home and the conference is to be held there in conjunction with the centenary of his birth.

Please email me if you would like to order these books, or to request to host a mini-retreat in your home, church or community.  Otherwise, feel free to join me at home in KL on Saturday, Feb 28 and Sunday, Mar 1st.

Please share this email with others too.  Thank you

Happy Thanksgiving and Advent Blessings
Nita



Chinese Heart Songs- review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/1477472738


Saturday, November 15, 2014

A video featuring my Batik Art Of Love exhibition in Singapore - on Abigail Talk Shop Webisode 1 (www.zoomtv.sg)


Batik Art of Love by Nita Ng 12 Oct 2014 - event in Singapore - My Destination Singapore












Spiritual Directors International (SDI) Emerging Wisdom Conference 2015

Nita will be presenting a workshop at the SDI Emerging Wisdom Conference in Louisville, Kentucky in April 2015, in conjunction with the centenary of Thomas Merton's birth.  I'm so excited!
Emerging East-West Wisdom: Contemplation and Awareness through Body, Art, and Silence
Nita's Presenter Bio

Thursday, May 10, 2012

About Nita's Work and What is Life Coaching / Spiritual Direction

About Nita

In her former life, Nita has worked in the corporate world and non-profits as a manager and consultant.  She has also briefly worked as an MBA professor before the search for her true calling brought her on a new path--first as a yoga and Body-Balance (a fusion of yoga-taichi-pilates) instructor, then reiki healer, retreat director and finally spiritual coach/director.  She is also an artist of spiritual paintings and author.

"I am truly grateful and feel very blessed to BE happy everyday and I want to share this with everyone around the world!" - Nita Ng


Today, Nita is a spiritual director/coach, author, artist and teacher.

She has also been leading retreats and workshops around the world--including silent retreats in Ignatian Spirituality, Body Prayer, Batik and Art in Spirituality, and other prayer and meditation retreats since 2006.  She has been a member of staff at retreat centres in Vancouver Island, Canada; near Liverpool and Oxford, UK; and Cheung Chau, Hong Kong.  She has also presented and taught in New York, Washington DC, Monte Carlo, London, Spain, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and India.

She is currently spends her time between London and Asia Pacific but continue her spiritual direction online as well.


What is a Life Coach or Spiritual Director?
A spiritual director, or more popular term "life-coach" is a professionally trained companion and friend who listens to your deepest desires, or just a listener to all that is going on in your life at the present moment, and helps you heal, grow and achieve your deepest desires.  A friend who walk with you, supporting you, encourages you and help you stay-on the journey to become to best YOU that you can be.

This journey begins with getting to know yourself, becoming aware of your habits, or patterns, and helping you to become more aware and awake. Life-coaching and spiritual direction is totally non-judgemental and you can come from any walk of life, any faith or cultural background.  It is about the Real You.

Spiritual direction or coaching with Nita is currently available through Skype.  Suggested love offering per session is US$60.  For further information and to book your first FREE session, please contact RunWaters@ gmail.com (all one word, no spacing)


Testimonies
Nita was my spiritual director for a few retreats, and it had been such a blessing  to have her accompany me in my spiritual journey. Nita is a mystic. She radiates joy and warmth because she lives out the joy and compassion of her faith. Her deep connection to the love of God was reflected on how she directed me, helping me to experience deeply this love. She is a woman of wisdom.  She listened deeply and helped me find clarity in my inner movements, make discernments and attain spiritual freedom. While she is a joyful person, she has the capacity to be present to pain and suffering, and provide a holding which made me feel secure and loved.  Her training and experience in spirituality, clinical pastoral care,  body work, yoga and healing enable her to provide spiritual direction in a holistic, open and compassionate manner. My experience of spiritual direction  in the past and then with Nita was like going from Confucius (structured DOing) to Lao Tzu (contemplative BEing), for she directed with the wisdom of a mystic. She did not give me answers but helped me to get in touch with my true self, which was like the sun hidden beneath the clouds. 
The spiritual journeys she walked with me were profound and grace filled, and she is a gift from God. - Lucy

I first met Nita at the Queenswood retreat center in Victoria, Canada. I was on a healing journey after many years of suffering with depression. Nita was employed there doing yoga and art classes & workshops. It was no accident that Nita was there with me as I went through a profound transformative experience at that time.  Nita played a big part in assisting and encouraging and inspiring me as I stepped into a new part of my life and a new part of me that I did not know was there. I took part in Nita’s classes which were wonderful, but more important to mention is that her presence is where her power lies. She held a space of acceptance, kindness and encouragement for me throughout the ups and downs of my stay at the retreat center. I discovered the artist in me while I was there and now I continue to paint and sell my work and I can also say that I am well. Nita has a wonderful gift to assist healing in others, I am so proud to know her.  – Leya

Nita是我的Batik Art 與 瑜伽導師培訓的指導師,她很天賦,在藝術與瑜伽教學方面都有自己的風格。我喜歡跟Nita上課學習因爲她的指導方式是以心出發,富具配合性與創意性。除了技術之外,她還幫助我增添信心,讓自己不恐懼地去做,去學習。

上一般傳統的課老師通常要學生學畫一些規定的圖以及學習規定的技巧。Nita給我建議就是隨心多畫,Batik Art 是沒有不美的作品的,這讓沒有畫畫基礎的我安心放心的去發揮自己。很喜歡這種以學生爲主的教學方法。

她的瑜伽課也一樣。她鼓勵學生聆聽自己的身體去提高瑜伽的難易度,而不是挑戰自己身體的極限。她的瑜伽課就是希望未來導師把正確的瑜伽精神傳開,而非瑜伽運動。她說’瑜伽不是運動,而是生活,也是智慧。”

每次與Nita一起閑聊或上課我都獲益不淺,她是個不折不扣的良師益友,也是我靈性旅途上的伴侶。我愛你,謝謝你。Namaste. Bisous. - Mai San


Nita in the News
http://cj.my/post/74159/double-degree-graduate-turns-volunteerism-into-caree/

International Magazines and Articles

The Newsletter of Spiritual Directors International (SDIworld.org) - "Connections"











Spirituality of Meeting no 30-31 2013


 








Spirituality of Meeting no 28-29 2012



Saturday, October 22, 2011

Previous Charitable Projects

An Explosion of Love! (2013)

Dear friends,

As we approach this Easter season, here is my gift for you this year—my latest ebook, “Via Lucis”.  This book is also dedicated to my beloved grandma, who is smiling at us from heaven.

Please share this link and gift of love with people all over the world.  May this message of love spread like dandelion seeds, bursting forth into the wind and flying across land and seas.

A paperback version is available in English and Chinese (bilingual edition) for order via email and you can give any amount you wish in donation plus postage.  Thank you.

This ebook is available for FREE download from Amazon Kindle for 5 consecutive Sundays, starting with Palm Sunday, Mar 24th (and on the Saturdays before that for countries in North and South America).

English:
Amazon UK (& the rest of the world) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009NGDEGE

Chinese (Simplified – mainland China) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BB21KM8

Chinese (Traditional - Hong Kong & Taiwan) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BBDVUCM

Portuguese:
Amazon Brazil (especially in view of World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro) - http://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B00B9OOU2A
Amazon Europe (and rest of the world) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B9OOU2A

French:

Japanese:

Other Languages
If you wish to contribute to making this book available in more languages around the world, eg. Korean, Spanish, German, Bahasa, etc., please email me your translations and I will make it available as soon as possible.  Thank you very much

My thanks to Selvam for introducing me to the Via Lucis.  To my wonderful friends and translators - Mai San (Japanese), Theresa (Chinese), Aniko (French) and Filipa (Portuguese).  And last but not least, thank you Lynty for your professional help in converting my batik painting from cloth to digital photo and for printing the paperback copy of this book.

Thank you all for being a part of God's love and grace in my life.
Love and blessings
Nita


Teachers Gifting Food and Education (2011-2012)


Dear fellow teachers and friends,

Christmas is the season of loving and sharing.  This year, I would like to focus on children and their basic needs, and would invite all of you to join me in giving a special gift this Christmas.

A good friend of mine works at a small center in Kuala Lumpur that serves as school for more than 100 Myanmar refugee children, ages 6-17.  The Malaysian government does not recognise refugee status and these children do not have the right to education here.  You may wish to visit the center’s website to better understand their needs - www.myhelpcommunity.blogspot.com.

I was inspired to raise funds for these kids this Christmas and I’m calling my project "Teachers Gifting Food and Education".  I am making it my goal to speak to at least 100 teachers of any discipline, be it Sunday school, art or taichi, and I would like to ask that each of you would in turn speak to 10 other people to help raise money for this center through the sale of my books.  Every dollar made in profit will go towards the kids.

In the current economic situation, $1 may not go very far.  But in this part of the world, for $1 a child eats for a day.  At $365, that child eats for a year.  But with $3,650 the whole school eats for a year.  So my goal is to raise US$3,650 this November and December so that we can buy food and notebooks for the kids.  

If you are thinking of buying books as Christmas presents for friends and family, please consider getting my books too.  You might wish to print out a copy of this letter to be included with the gift so that your loved ones know where the money is going.

The books are available on Amazon.com for US$3.99, and on Amazon UK for £2.90.   However, these are ebooks for Kindle:
(Note: This link does not work in East and Southeast Asia.  Alternatively please use Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nita-Ng/e/B005VAV8OG)

If you would like a paper copy of the books, these are available for the same price* through direct order from me.  Please send your order and cheque payable to me, Nita Ng at:
No. 1, Jalan Helang Siput 3
Taman Sinar Suria
52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    (Please include your email  & phone number)

Or, email me at RunWaters @ gmail.com for electronic payment details.  Thank you.

Thank you and blessings
Nita
www.RunWaters.blogspot.com

*The same price of $3.99 is applicable in Canadian and Australian dollars.  It is S$5.00 in Singapore and RM10.00 in Malaysia.  Thank you.  

Monday, April 11, 2011

Love, Peace and Joy Walkabout

Dear friends,

Every year I ask myself the question, “What would I do if I only have a few more months to live?”

In view of world events in recent months, my answer to this question seems to be more encompassing and less self-focused.

This year, I would like to visit friends and family and spend time to be with them. I’m calling this roadtrip my “Walkabout”, covering Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, England and perhaps other countries in Asia.

While visiting friends in these places, I would like to share my gifts with ALL who are interested – Body Balance, laughter, batik and meditation.

If any of you or your friends who live in the above places are interested in experiences these sessions at home, at work, school, church or their neighbourhood “rukun tetangga”, please let me know and I will be happy to come by. Everything will be done on a ‘Love Sharing’ basis--donation as a gift exchange, to help cover travel expenses so that I can continue to share with others in different places.

For more information about me, feel free to email me at YogaPark 'at' gmail.com or check my blog/website at:
www.YogaPark.blogspot.com (yoga website)
www.RunWaters.blogspot.com (art website)

Love, peace and joy to you,
Nita

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I give thanks for the Abundance in my daily life!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Past Batik Workshops at Queenswood, Victoria, Canada




Batik workshops used be held on every last Sat of the month at Queenswood, Center for Spirituality in Victoria, BC, Canada (2009-2010)

The session ran for about 3 hours. Fees included materials