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Roshi Joan Halifax

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American Zen Buddhist Teacher

American Zen Buddhist Teacher

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New Mexico, USA
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Roshi 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”.

Roshi 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

Roshi Joan Halifax Books

  • 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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