Joan Halifax

Compassion and the true meaning of empathy

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Filmed Jan 2010 at TEDWomen 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.

Joan Halifax
/ 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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