April 27, 2018 - Friday 7-8:30pm - Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet - with Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax opens perspective on how compassion is the way out of our shadow side.

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Roshi Joan Halifax helps us explore five psychological territories called Edge States―altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement―that epitomize strength of character. Yet each of these states can also be the cause of personal and social suffering. In this way, these five psychological experiences form edges, and it is only when we stand at these edges that we become open to the full range of our human experience and discover who we really are.

Through the experiences of caregivers, activists, humanitarians, politicians, parents, and teachers, incorporating the wisdom of Zen traditions and mindfulness practices, and research on compassion, we open up perspectives on how compassion is the pivot out of the shadow side of the Edge States. 

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