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Roshi Joan Halifax: Standing At the Edge: Finding Freedom where Fear and Courage Meet
St. John's Presbyterian Church
Berkeley, CA
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Roshi Joan Halifax: Standing At the Edge: Finding Freedom where Fear and Courage Meet
KPFA Radio 94.1FM & St. Johns Presbyterian Church & Mindful Living present

Standing At the Edge: Finding Freedom where Fear and Courage Meet
Hosted by Gaetano Maida
Friday, November 2, 2018  - 7:30 PM
St. Johns Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley    wheelchair access  advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006  Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloways. 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 wisdomand 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 edgeand can also propel our greatest goodtruly 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

Reflecting on her decades long experience as a social activist, medical anthropologist, Zen Roshi, and wise elder, Joan Halifax introduces us to Edge Statesqualities of mind that invite optimal balance. Through the extraordinary example of her own remarkable life, and her retelling of the stories of many others, this book is a must-read to help us navigate these turbulent times, regain our footing, and recognize the balance that is our true nature.  Richard J. Davidson,  author of The Emotional Life of Your Brain

Recounting the experiences of caregivers, activists, humanitarians, politicians, parents, and teachers, incorporating the wisdom of Zen traditions and mindfulness practices, and rooted in Halifaxs 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. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress and is currently the founder of Upaya Prison Project and of the Nomads Clinic in Nepal.

Gaetano Kazuo Maida is the founder and executive director of Buddhist Film Foundation, which has produced its International Buddhist Film Festival in ten cities on three continents. It is preparing to launch Buddhist Film Channel, the first independent streaming resource for Buddhist cinema. He was a founding director of TricycleThe Buddhist Review, and served on the board of Point Foundation, publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog and Whole Earth Review. A photographer and filmmaker, his credits include: producer/director of Peace Is Every StepThe Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh.


St. John's Presbyterian Church (View)
2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
United States


Arts > Literary

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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