Campaign Nonviolence National Conference - The Buddhist Path of Peace and Nonviolence
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, PhD, 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 PhD 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.