Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Roshi Joan Halifax - On Grief and Buddhism


Wonderful podcast from Roshi Joan. Her most recent book is Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death.

On Grief and Buddhism

Speaker: Roshi Joan Halifax
Recorded: Wednesday May 26, 2010

Roshi Joan Halifax discusses the five ‘territories’ of grief. Roshi also shares how people close to the Buddha responded after his death and how current Western attitudes about death and dying impact people’s lives. She expounds on the physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms that can manifest when one is grieving. Roshi shares intimate stories about her experiences with grief and death and offers suggestions to professional caregivers who work with the dying or bereaved.

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