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Being Human with Roshi Joan Halifax

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Roshi Joan Halifax

Kitty Leaken

Rabbi Rami chats with Roshi Joan Halifax about her spiritual roots and connecting to each other's humanity.

Rabbi Rami talks to Roshi Joan Halifax about encountering Thich Naht Hanh for the first time and his influence on her, altruism, and the current atmosphere of dehumanization. An excerpt from her book Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom where Fear and Courage Meet appears in the May/June issue of Spirituality & Health magazine.

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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