Evening Keynote: Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet feat. Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD

Event Date & Time

July 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00-7:00 p.m. Presentation


UT Health San Antonio | Pestana Lecture Hall 3.104A | 7703 Floyd Curl

Event Details:
We will explore five psychological territories called Edge States―altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement―that epitomize strength of character. Yet each of these states can also be the cause of personal and social suffering. In this way, these five psychological experiences form edges, and it is only when we stand at these edges that we become open to the full range of our human experience and discover who we really are. Through the experiences of clinicians and caregivers, we open up perspectives on how compassion is the pivot out of the shadow side.

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About the Speaker(s)

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, and was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress.