This is a nice talk between Krista Tippett, American Public Media's "On Being," and Roshi Joan Halifax (an expert on shamanism and facilitating a compassionate death) on rites of passage, rituals, and death. This discussion was part of the Chautauqua Institution's nine-week 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Series taking place this summer.
Krista Tippett & Roshi Joan Halifax: Rites of Passage, Rituals, and Death
Roshi Joan Halifax has had a career as colorful as the Hall of Philosophy platform from which she spoke. She's a medical anthropologist, an author, a social activist and a Buddhist teacher who founded the Upaya Zen Center, where she serves as abbot. Halifax joins Krista Tippett, producer and host of American Public Media's "On Being," for a journey of introspection, existentialism and, ultimately, death.
Read Mary Desmond's recap for The Chautauquan Daily here: http://chqny.in/OB2Xyz. Get familiar with Tippett, Halifax and all of Week Three's lecturers here: http://chqny.in/MYB4V0.