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Joan Halifax
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Attended Columbia, Sophie Newcomb, Union Graduate School
Lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Special edition of "Beautiful Resilience" by Cira Crowell done as a gift for Gorkha after the earthquake. ALL the funds from the sale of this edition will be used for earthquake relief and restoration projects. We encourage you to purchase the book now. You can purchase directly through Upaya Zen Center and join Cira and I on August 26 at 5:30PM Upaya Zen Center for a special presentation of what beautiful resilience means in our lives.
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the book is so powerful
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Wow..the title says it well. Thank you
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Join Father John Dear this evening at Upaya Zen Center, as he addresses non-violence on the eve of the 70 anniversar of the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima. And tomorrow, we go to Los Alamos to bear witness......... 
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Join Father John Dear this evening at Upaya Zen Center, as he addresses non-violence on the eve of the 70 anniversar of the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima. And tomorrow, we go to Los Alamos to bear witness......... 
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Read Upaya's powerful newsltr this week!

https://www.upaya.org/newsletter/view/2015/06/23
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They say to each of us, black and white alike, that we must substitute courage for caution. They say to us that we must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers. Their death says to us that we must work passionately and unrelentingly for the realization of the American dream.
—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


We know that only love can conquer hate, that only love can bring all together in our name… Irregardless of our faiths, our ethnicities, where we are from, together we come in love. Together we come to bury racism, to bury bigotry, and to resurrect and revive love, compassion, and tenderness. —Rev. Clementa Pinckney
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Feeling the World: by Roshi Joan Halifaxhttps://www.upaya.org/2015/06/feeling-the-world/
An excerpt transcribed from Roshi Joan's dharma talk, Feb. 15, 2015.
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Upaya has a special campaign for bringing Little Suns to Nepal this fall. Please consider being a part of this endeavor!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bringing-light-to-nepal-little-sun-solar-lights#/story
Little Sun solar lights will bring much needed safe and healthy light to earthquake stricken Nepal, | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Watch StreamingNM's Campaign Nonviolence National Conference on Livestream.com. CAMPAIGN NONVIOLENCE NATIONAL CONFERENCE --- SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO AUGUST 6-9, 2015 --- BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE FREE FROM WAR, POVERTY, ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION AND THE EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE ---See presentations, panels, nonviolence workshop, and powerful peace vigils at Los Alamos on the 70th anniversary of the nuclear age. Featured speakers include Rev...
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One of these days Joan, I would love to hold a Google Hangout with you!
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Video about the extraordinary book of photographs of Gorkha before the earthquake of April 2015. The book is a fundraiser to benefit Nepal. This is a limited edition and may be purchased through Upaya Zen Center.
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LIVESTREAM: 5:30PM: TODAY: Marking the Deaths of the Emanuel AME Church Members: M. Duerr, R. Joan Halifax.@UPAYA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TonsvfbA1GY …
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ممكن مسعدعه منك ليه
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From my new book: "It seems you cannot really boil a frog, no matter how slow or fast the frog is boiled. But the story is a metaphor for a kind of overwhelm that escapes our noticing, until it is too late. This overwhelm can be based on how we respond to suffering, or it can show up in terms of the effects that our institutions have on our well-being, a kind of creep of uncaring, bias, discrimination, or violence that seeps into society or the institution that we serve in. This kind of suffering is often not recognized or acknowledged; it is a kind of sneaking normalization of the intolerable, which causes immeasurable harm."
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Lead from the inside out. Join @MindfulLeader.org, 25+ speakers and 750+ leaders, CXOs, and executives at the 2015 Mindful Leadership Summit. Visit http://goo.gl/lyjHhl to learn more and purchase Early Adopter tickets. 
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Buddhist teacher
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  • Upaya Zen Center
    Buddhist teacher, present
  • Columbia Univ, Ojai Fdn, New School, etc
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Coral Gables, Florida - New York City - Paris, France - Big Sur, California - Ojai, California - Rome, Italy - New York City, New York
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zen buddhist teacher, author, anthropologist, social activist, works with dying people, trains health care professionals, innovator, worked on death row at penitentiary of new mexico, on the board of mind and life institute and interested in neuroscience, head teacher of upaya zen center and prajna mountain buddhist order, mountain walker, lives mostly at prajna mountain forest refuge
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  • Columbia, Sophie Newcomb, Union Graduate School
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Roshi Joan Halifax