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ROSHI JOAN HALIFAX Standing At the Edge: Finding Freedom where Fear and Courage Meet
November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$12 - $15
KPFA Radio 94.1FM & St. John’s Presbyterian Church & Mindful Schools present
ROSHI JOAN HALIFAX
Standing At the Edge: Finding Freedom where Fear and Courage Meet
Hosted by Gaetano Maida
Wheelchair access. Advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s. East Bay Books, $15 door, KPFA benefit more info: kpfa.org/events
Joan Halifax has enriched countless lives of millions around the world through her work as a social activist, anthropologist, and Buddhist teacher. Over many decades, she has also collaborated with neuroscientists, clinicians, and psychologists to understand how contemplative practice can be a vehicle for social transformation. This work led her to an understanding of how our greatest challenges can become the most valuable source of our wisdom-and how we can transform suffering for the benefit of others.
“Roshi Halifax embodies what she teaches: equanimity, dedication to benefiting others, and putting compassion into action. Her no-nonsense approach to the emotions that push us to our edge-and can also propel our greatest good-truly inspires. In Standing At the Edge she offers us all a fascinating read and a practical roadmap to fulfilling our personal good work.”
– Daniel Goleman, author of Altered Traits and Emotional Intelligence
Recounting the experiences of caregivers, activists, humanitarians, politicians, parents, and teachers, incorporating the wisdom of Zen traditions and mindfulness practices, and rooted in Halifax’s groundbreaking research on compassion, STANDING AT THE EDGE is destined to become a contemporary classic.
Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest and anthropologist.
Gaetano Kazuo Maida is the founder and executive director of Buddhist Film Foundation.
$12 advance, $15 door.
Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.