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American Zen Buddhist Teacher

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Joan Halifax Biography

Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology in 1973 and has lectured on the subject of death and dying at many academic institutions and medical centers around the world. She received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Visual Anthropology, was an Honorary Research Fellow in Medical Ethnobotany at Harvard University, was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2021.

From 1972-1975, she worked with psychiatrist Stanislav Grof at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center with dying cancer patients. She has continued to work with dying people and their families, and to teach health care professionals and family caregivers the psycho-social, ethical, and spiritual aspects of care of the dying. She is Director of the Project on Being with Dying, and Founder of the Upaya Prison Project that develops programs on meditation for prisoners. She is also founder of the Nomads Clinic in Nepal.

She studied for a decade with Zen Teacher Seung Sahn and was a teacher in the Kwan Um Zen School. She received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh and was given Inka by Roshi Bernie Glassman.

A Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order and founder of Prajna Mountain Buddhist Order, her work and practice for more than four decades has focused on engaged Buddhism. Her books include: “The Human Encounter with Death” (with Stanislav Grof); “The Fruitful Darkness, A Journey Through Buddhist Practice”; “Simplicity in the Complex”: “A Buddhist Life in America”; “Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Wisdom in the Presence of Death”; and “Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet”.

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Standing At The Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear And Courage Meet

Standing At The Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear And Courage Meet

Most Intimate: A Zen Approach to Life's Challenges

Most Intimate: A Zen Approach to Life's Challenges

Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death

Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death

The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom

The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom

A Buddhist Life in America: Simplicity in the Complex (Wit Lectures)

A Buddhist Life in America: Simplicity in the Complex (Wit Lectures)

Shaman : The Wounded Healer

Shaman : The Wounded Healer

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Joan Halifax Biography

Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology in 1973 and has lectured on the subject of death and dying at many academic institutions and medical centers around the world. She received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Visual Anthropology, was an Honorary Research Fellow in Medical Ethnobotany at Harvard University, was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2021.

From 1972-1975, she worked with psychiatrist Stanislav Grof at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center with dying cancer patients. She has continued to work with dying people and their families, and to teach health care professionals and family caregivers the psycho-social, ethical, and spiritual aspects of care of the dying. She is Director of the Project on Being with Dying, and Founder of the Upaya Prison Project that develops programs on meditation for prisoners. She is also founder of the Nomads Clinic in Nepal.

She studied for a decade with Zen Teacher Seung Sahn and was a teacher in the Kwan Um Zen School. She received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh and was given Inka by Roshi Bernie Glassman.

A Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order and founder of Prajna Mountain Buddhist Order, her work and practice for more than four decades has focused on engaged Buddhism. Her books include: “The Human Encounter with Death” (with Stanislav Grof); “The Fruitful Darkness, A Journey Through Buddhist Practice”; “Simplicity in the Complex”: “A Buddhist Life in America”; “Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Wisdom in the Presence of Death”; and “Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet”.

Joan Halifax Videos

  • Finding the right path | Roshi Joan Halifax
    Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/l8NaWq-xSbM
  • Joan Halifax - A Wellbeing Series for Changemakers
    Leaders of social change and others actively engaged in building a healthy and just society face unique challenges that often take a deep personal...
  • Bearing Witness Together with Roshi Joan Halifax and Frank Ostaseski

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  • How to book Joan Halifax?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joan Halifax for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Joan Halifax, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joan Halifax or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Joan Halifax?

    Booking fees for Joan Halifax, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joan Halifax, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Joan Halifax?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joan Halifax for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joan Halifax for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joan Halifax or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joan Halifax or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Joan Halifax is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Joan Halifax for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Joan Halifax generally travels from NM, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mayim Bialik, Sharon Salzberg, Gloria Feldt, Richard Dreyfuss and Mimi Guarneri. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joan Halifax for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Joan Halifax Speaker Videos

  • Finding the right path | Roshi Joan Halifax
    Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/l8NaWq-xSbM
    Joan Halifax - A Wellbeing Series for Changemakers
    Leaders of social change and others actively engaged in building a healthy and just society face unique challenges that often take a deep personal toll. Many work at the center of social problems,...
  • Bearing Witness Together with Roshi Joan Halifax and Frank Ostaseski
    Joan Halifax — Buoyancy Rather Than Burnout in Our Lives
    It's easy to despair at all the bad news and horrific pictures that come at us daily. But Roshi Joan Halifax says this is a form of empathy that works against us. There's such a thing as pathological...

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