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Joan Halifax



Joan Halifax, PhD, is an American Zen Buddhist teacher and founder of the Upaya Zen Center in New Mexico. She is an author, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care.

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The Power of Awe—Roshi Joan Halifax, Michael Pollan, Dacher Keltner, Soren Gordhamer

From Wisdom 2.0 2019 in San Francisco.

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Life on the Edge

Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax describes five “edge states” where courage meets fear and freedom meets suffering.

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Ep. 5 Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax visits Ethan for a chat about the challenges and rewards of service work and the intersection of Dharma and social action.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThis stuff of a past not worthily lived is also medicine.

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02:57

Gratefulness in the Now (Part 3)

Br. David Steindl-Rast and Roshi Joan Halifax give a dharma talk. In this segment Br. David talks about grateful living practice.

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You Are Already Dying

The most profound meditation, says Joan Halifax, is contemplating the certainty of your own death.

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Standing at the Edge | Joan Halifax | Talks at Google

A talk based on Joan’s book “Standing at the Edge”. The book weaves together scientific research she will share with us and her own powerful personal experiences as a social activist and humanitarian to show how we can transform our biggest challenges with compassion and wisdom.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIn being with dying, we arrive at a natural crucible of what it means to love and be loved. And we can ask ourselves this: Knowing that death is inevitable, what is most precious today?

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Yes, We Can Have Hope

Roshi Joan Halifax reflects on the idea of “wise hope” and why we should open ourselves to it.

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Encountering Grief: A 10-Minute Guided Meditation with Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax is a Zen abbot and medical anthropologist. In this guided meditation, she shares nourishing wisdom as we face suffering in the world, helping us to find the inner resources to carry our own grief and sadness and that of others.

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