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Workshop: Roshi Joan Halifax – Being with Dying

“Bearing witness to dying can teach innumerable lessons to the living-assuming we give up our tight control strategies and our ideas of what it means to die well.” -Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax, is an anthropologist, civil rights activist, hospice caregiver, a Zen Buddhist Priest, and the author of “Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death”. Her work has been seen as a vital source of knowledge for those in caregiving for the dying, as well those facing their own death, or those studying the dying process.

Topics will include

Halifax draws inspiration from traditional Buddhist teachings, and shares important lessons from her work with the dying and their caregivers, some of these include:

  • What it means to die.
  • What loved ones can do to ease the process.
  • What are the most pressing emotional and spiritual needs of people in the final stages of life?
  • What becomes most important to someone who is dying?
  • What do the dying have to teach us about living well?
  • How can we face death–our own and others–with an open, inner strength?

Who should attend

For those in hospice and caregiving fields where death is present often.

Event location

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

For more information

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