Exploring the Cultivation of Compassion

Broadcast on July 07, 2015
With Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan will share views, practices, and projects related to compassion as an internal process and as an engaged practice. She will bring into light some of the most recent research in social psychology and neuroscience on compassion, and share with us practices that engender compassion.

For more resources on putting compassion into action and a summary of the entire Global Compassion Summit, please visit http://theshiftnetwork.com/page/putting-compassion-action

Roshi Joan Halifax

Abbot and Founder of Upaya Zen Center
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, and was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress.

Campaign Nonviolence National Conference - The Buddhist Path of Peace and Nonviolence

Summer of Peace 2015 > Community Peacebuilding > Nonviolence
Broadcast on August 08, 2015
With Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax, head of Upaya Zen Center, carries listeners on a meditative journey from opening to suffering to grounding in presence to moving into action with clarity in this powerful talk offered to peace and justice activists from across the nation. Roshi Joan Halifax speaks of the importance - and challenges - of moral outrage. She shares her personal story of activism through the anti-war and peace movements throughout the decades. She guides the listeners through a practice of meditation and presence. She shifts complacency into profound engagement in this gentle, but firm talk on how to apply Buddhist understandings to our efforts in working for social change.

Roshi Joan Halifax

Abbot and Founder of Upaya Zen Center
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, and was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress.

Campaign Nonviolence National Conference - Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima Ashley Pond, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Summer of Peace 2015
Broadcast on August 06, 2015
With John Dear & Roshi Joan Halifax & Rev. James Lawson

Hundreds converged at the birthplace of atomic bomb, Los Alamos, to meditate, march, and renew the commitment to peace, nonviolence, and nuclear disarmament. Father John Dear offered opening remarks and the traditional Christian sackcloth and ashes ritual of repentance from violence and nuclear weapons. A long line of marchers processed peacefully along Trinity Drive to the gates of Los Alamos National Laboratory, sitting in Buddhist meditation led by Roshi Joan Halifax of Upaya Zen Center. Upon returning to Ashley Pond, the original location of the laboratory, powerful words of wisdom were shared by Father John Dear, Ken Butigan of Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence, Rev. James Lawson, and Roshi Joan Halifax. Japanese calligrapher Kazuaki Tanahashi spoke to the “workers of Los Alamos” in an impassioned plea to turn their skills to peaceful tasks. Kazuaki Tanahashi also created the giant banner that provided powerful counterpoint to the 70,000 Peace Cranes folded by groups around the world.

Roshi Joan Halifax

Abbot and Founder of Upaya Zen Center
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, and was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress.