Roshi Joan Halifax on rites of passage, rituals and death

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Author: Joan Halifax

Language availability: English


Roshi Joan Halifax has had a career as colorful as the Hall of Philosophy platform from which she spoke. She’s a medical anthropologist, an author, a social activist and a Buddhist teacher who founded the Upaya Zen Center, where she serves as abbot. Halifax joins Krista Tippett, producer and host of American Public Media’s “On Being,” for a journey of introspection, existentialism and, ultimately, death.

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