Lunch Seminar: Exploring a Radical Vision of Compassion feat. Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD

Event Date & Time

July 23, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


The Ecumenical Center | 8310 Ewing Halsell

Event Details:
Compassion is often associated with religion. It is also believed to be at times the cause of distress in those who experience it. And yet, recent research suggests that compassion might be a source of hardiness, resilience, and well-being. It is as well an important feature of our collective well-being. In this talk, we will explore a radical new model of compassion that is nonlinear, context sensitive, and practical, and a unique process that cultivates compassion when we interact with each other.

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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.