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Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax

Keynote Speaker: American Zen Buddhist Teacher

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Roshi Joan Halifax Biography

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, was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2021.

From 1972-1975, she worked with psychiatrist Stanislav Grof at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center with dying cancer patients. She has continued to work with dying people and their families, and to teach health care professionals and family caregivers the psycho-social, ethical, and spiritual aspects of care of the dying. She is Director of the Project on Being with Dying, and Founder of the Upaya Prison Project that develops programs on meditation for prisoners. She is also founder of the Nomads Clinic in Nepal.

She studied for a decade with Zen Teacher Seung Sahn and was a teacher in the Kwan Um Zen School. She received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh and was given Inka by Roshi Bernie Glassman.

A Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order and founder of Prajna Mountain Buddhist Order, her work and practice for more than four decades has focused on engaged Buddhism. Her books include: “The Human Encounter with Death” (with Stanislav Grof); “The Fruitful Darkness, A Journey Through Buddhist Practice”; “Simplicity in the Complex”: “A Buddhist Life in America”; “Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Wisdom in the Presence of Death”; and “Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet”.

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Roshi Joan Halifax Videos

Finding the right path | Roshi Joan Halifax
Joan Halifax - A Wellbeing Series for Changemakers
Bearing Witness Together with Roshi Joan Halifax and Frank Ostaseski

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Roshi Joan Halifax is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Authors, Faith & Religion, Environmental Activism, Health, Mental Health and Environment.

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Roshi Joan Halifax generally travels from New Mexico, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Roshi Joan Halifax is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Faith & Religion and Environmental Activism. The estimated speaking fee range to book Roshi Joan Halifax for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Roshi Joan Halifax generally travels from New Mexico, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sharon Salzberg, Mayim Bialik and Gabrielle Bernstein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Roshi Joan Halifax for an upcoming event.

Roshi Joan Halifax Videos

Finding the right path | Roshi Joan Halifax
Joan Halifax - A Wellbeing Series for Changemakers
Bearing Witness Together with Roshi Joan Halifax and Frank Ostaseski
Joan Halifax — Buoyancy Rather Than Burnout in Our Lives

Roshi Joan Halifax Reviews

  • Hospital Association of Southern CA - May 20 2022

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