ROSHI JOAN HALIFAX is a Buddhist teacher, social activist, and author, and the founder and head teacher of Upaya Zen Center, in Santa Fe. She has received many awards and honors from institutions around the world for her work as a social and environmental activist and in the end-of-life care field. She is director of the Project on Being with Dying and founder of the Upaya Prison Project, which develops programs on meditation for prisoners. She is also founder of the Nomads Clinic, in Nepal. Her books include The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice, A Buddhist Life in America: Simplicity in the Complex, Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Wisdom in the Presence of Death, and Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet. Her latest release is the children’s book Sophie Learns to Be Brave.
Joan Halifax's featured book is: 'Standing at the Edge'
If you purchase a festival ticket (on the SFLF website) that is INCLUSIVE of the author's featured book, you will receive that book upon check-in for that event at the festival.
If you purchase the book directly through Collected Works, your book will be available for pickup at 202 Galisteo St (inside the brick and mortar bookstore, including during the festival).