This talk by Roshi Joan Halifax is one of the highest rated keynotes we have had on the Mindful Leadership Summit stage. The heartfelt, thought-provoking talk received a standing ovation - and deeply stirred us.
We'd like to offer it to you as a show of appreciation for stopping by. We hope you enjoy it, and feel free to share it with friends.
About Roshi Joan Halifax
Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in New Mexico, and a pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. After receiving her PhD, she began working with dying cancer patients. As the Director of the Project on Being with Dying, she continues to teach health care professionals and family caregivers the psycho-social, ethical and spiritual aspects of care of the dying.
She studied for a decade with Zen Teacher Seung Sahn and taught in the Kwan Um Zen School. She received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh, and was given Inka by Roshi Bernie Glassman. She is a Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order and founder of Prajna Mountain Buddhist Order, and has written numerous books including Being with Dying and The Human Encounter with Death (with Stanislav Grof). Roshi also founded the Upaya Prison Project, which develops meditation programs for prisoners.