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Joan Halifax:
Compassion and the true meaning of empathy

TEDWomen 2010 · 14:01 · Filmed Dec 2010
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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.

Author, Zen priest
Known for her compassionate work with the terminally ill, Joan Halifax is a driving force of socially engaged Buddhism. Full bio
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