Roshi Joan Halifax, “Standing at the Edge”

Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest and anthropologist. 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 and received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Visual Anthropology, was an Honorary Research Fellow in Medical Ethnobotany at Harvard University, and was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress. She is the founder of the Upaya Prison Project and of the Nomads Clinic in Nepal.
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The music featured here is by Chris Goodchild (‘Life is Beautiful’ beginning and end) & Joe Holtaway (‘Be Still’ midway through) both are singer songwriters from the UK from the peace sounds label.
“Halifax’s medium is psyches, communities, and social systems. Through her many activities―teaching, bridging cultures…drawing people to social activism and a contemplative life―she can be imagined as a weaver or a sculptor, conjuring new forms out of her raw material: people and groups. To intervene in individuals’ lives takes confidence, which she has in abundance.”
―Rebecca Solnit, The New Yorker
“To help listeners cope with today’s fast-paced, noisy world, narrator Joan Halifax’s meditative voice takes us by the ear and reorients us toward serenity.”

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