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    • Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy

    • By: Joan Halifax
    • Narrated by: Joan Halifax
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she's learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy.

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    • Standing at the Edge

    • Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet
    • By: Joan Halifax
    • Narrated by: Joan Halifax
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joan Halifax has enriched thousands of lives around the world through her work as a humanitarian, a social activist, and an anthropologist and as a Buddhist teacher. Over many decades, she has also collaborated with neuroscientists, clinicians, and psychologists to understand how contemplative practice can be a vehicle for social transformation. Through her unusual background, she developed an understanding of how our greatest challenges can become the most valuable source of our wisdom.

    Regular price: $32.19

    • The Fruitful Darkness

    • A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom
    • By: Joan Halifax, Thich Nhat Hanh (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Judith West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this masterwork of an authentic spirit person (Thomas Berry), Buddhist teacher and anthropologist Joan Halifax Roshi delves into the fruitful darkness - the shadow side of being, found in the root truths of Native religions, the fecundity of nature, and the stillness of meditation. In this highly personal and insightful odyssey of the heart and mind, she encounters Tibetan Buddhist meditators, Mexican shamans, and Native American elders, among others.

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    • Another bore

    • By John on 09-06-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Being with Dying

    • Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death
    • By: Joan Halifax, Ira Byock, MD (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Claire Slemmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
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    The Buddhist approach to death can be of great benefit to people of all backgrounds - as has been demonstrated time and again in Joan Halifax's decades of work with the dying and their caregivers. Inspired by traditional Buddhist teachings, her work is a source of wisdom for all those who are charged with a dying person's care, facing their own death, or wishing to explore and contemplate the transformative power of the dying process.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tender and honest perspective

    • By D. Chin on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Being with Dying

    • Contemplative Practices and Teachings
    • By: Joan Halifax
    • Narrated by: Joan Halifax
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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    On his deathbed Plato was asked to summarize his life's work. He replied, "Practice dying." In the 2,000 years since Plato offered this wise admonition, we have developed many practices associated with living. But what of the practices associated with dying? Being with Dying is a response to this question: an approach to death that is kind, open, and dignified and that allows us to explore the meaning of death in the experience of our own lives and through the lives of others.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a must for hospice workers

    • By Niall W. Paterson on 05-10-17

    Regular price: $34.28