Roshi Joan Halifax

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).

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet By Joan Halifax, Rebecca Solnit (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Joan Halifax, Rebecca Solnit (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250101358
Availability: Available to Ship - Est. Delivery in 8-13 Business Days
Published: Flatiron Books - November 12th, 2019

The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom By Joan Halifax, Thich Nhat Hanh (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Joan Halifax, Thich Nhat Hanh (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802140715
Availability: Available to Ship - Est. Delivery in 8-13 Business Days
Published: Grove Press - March 15th, 2004

Sophie Learns to Be Brave By Joan Halifax Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611808957
Availability: Available to Ship - Est. Delivery in 8-13 Business Days
Published: Bala Kids - March 29th, 2022

Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death By Joan Halifax, Ira Byock, MD (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Joan Halifax, Ira Byock, MD (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781590307182
Availability: Available to Ship - Est. Delivery in 8-13 Business Days
Published: Shambhala - November 17th, 2009

The Inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival was a huge success!

Collected Works was very proud to have been on-site all weekend as the official bookstore of the Santa Fe Festival. Bestselling, prizewinning authors and literary legends like Margaret Atwood, Joy Harjo, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, Jon Krakauer, amongst others, spent time in our mini-bookstore in the lobby of the Convention Center and signed hundreds of books, which we now have in stock. So if you missed the festival but are looking for a signed copy of one of their books, please call us or come in to browse.

Purchase your books by festival authors directly from CW below:

Margaret AtwoodFreddie BitsoieSandra CisnerosLynn ClineWilliam deBuysAshley FordJohn GrishamRoshi Joan HalifaxJoy HarjoAnne HillermanCheryl Alters JamisonCraig JohnsonAsma KhanPhil KlayJon KrakauerValeria LuiselliDeborah MadisonEmily St. John MandelGeorge R. R. MartinJames McGrath MorrisSarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co.Carmella Padilla   Douglas PrestonKirstin Valdez QuadeBob ShacochisHenry ShukmanHampton SidesBryant TerryDarryl Lorenzo WellingtonColson WhiteheadDon WinslowLawrence Wright