Roshi Joan Halifax is definitely not arguing the pandemic is a good thing, but she also believes we shouldn't let this crisis go to waste. It's a wake-up call, she says - a chance for us to really take a beat and ask ourselves what actually matters, both individually and as a culture. Roshi Joan Halifax 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. And her motto for this crisis, as you will hear, is: strong back, soft front.
Where to find Roshi Joan Halifax online:
Twitter: Joan Halifax (@jhalifax) / https://twitter.com/jhalifax
Facebook: Joan Halifax / https://www.facebook.com/joan.halifax
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Other Resources Mentioned:
Glassman Roshi / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Glassman
Arnold van Gennep / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_van_Gennep
What is Jukai? / https://www.lionsroar.com/what-is-jukai/
Biography of Nelson Mandela – Nelson Mandela Foundation https://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/page/biography
Malala - Girls' Education / https://malala.org/advocacy?sc=header
Heather McTeer Toney / https://www.momscleanairforce.org/team/heather-mcteer-toney/
The Sun My Heart by Thich Nhat Hanh / https://www.amazon.com/Sun-Heart-Thich-Nhat-Hanh/dp/0712654224
Aldo Leopold / https://www.aldoleopold.org/about/aldo-leopold/
Robert Bly / http://www.robertbly.com/
Stanislav Grof / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Grof
Venerable Tara Tulku Rinpoche
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