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Joan Halifax
Works at Upaya Zen Center
Attended Columbia, Sophie Newcomb, Union Graduate School
Lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Dharma talk at Upaya 5:30pm tonight with Stephen Batchelor​. Join us!
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Joan Halifax has a powerful voice, full of conviction and layered with a definitive yearning to convey love and empathy. She has been practicing meditation for more than 50 years, has traveled the world...
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My hope is that the G.R.A.C.E. model will help you to actualize compassion in your own life and that the impact of this will ripple out to benefit the people with whom you interact each day as well as countless others....
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sharon is such a rare teacher; grateful to be teaching with her
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Wisdom 2.0 2015 by Wisdom 2.0 on Livestream - Livestream.com
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alan senauke has important things to say re. religious extremism. he has been dealing with the situation in burma, an interesting case in point
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Dear Friends, Please keep the content of this page focused on Engaged Buddhism. Thank you, rJoan Halifax
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Lew Richmond reframed 3 Marks of Existence: suffering, impermanence, non-self: Everything is connected; nothing lasts; you are not alone.
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Roshi, reframing Anatta as "you are not alone" is interesting.

Did the ancients not grasp the attraction and easy comprehension of duality that they went out of the way to make it obtuse?

Words are not appropriate delivery vehicles for some concepts - there is no substitute for deep contemplation. I doubtless see the appeal of words and easy to understand ideas in our age of the impatient intellect, but nobody I hope takes dynamite to El Capitan, just so it can be easily climbed over the weekend. Even if they are still the same rocks, they are not the same rocks.

That's my humble opinion, I could of course not know what I'm talking about.
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Aug. 5-7, 2016: early registration advised. GRACE training in cultivating compassion: http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=1539
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Join Stephen Batchelor and Roshi Joan for BEING COMPLETELY HUMAN: Retreat on Secular Buddhism and Beyond from March 25 - 29, 2015
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Buddhist Chaplaincy an important path to social change. 
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New article from @jhalifax- Reflections on the Entanglement of Principled Compassion, Morality, and Mind // Read: http://goo.gl/tT36nM 
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In my opinion: Compassion is an advanced concentration discipline for cultivating a manner of  being in the world that not only embodies the Third Turning of Buddhan Presencing (mind-only/yogacara), but lays the preparatory groundwork for raising Maitreya (The Fourth Turning). Fourth turning enactment, for me, is the natural and self-organizing karmic effect of having constantly and consistently refined the dharma of three cyclic intentions:

1. That my speech and actions be helpful and harmless;
2. That I fully experience what I am experiencing;
3. That I take none of the transformational consequences peronally.
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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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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