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Halifax, Joan

Overview
Works: 72 works in 227 publications in 9 languages and 4,789 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: BL2370.S5, 291.62
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Most widely held works about Joan Halifax
 
Most widely held works by Joan Halifax
The human encounter with death by Stanislav Grof( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welche Erwartungen haben wir, welche Erfahrungen machen wir angesichts des Todes? Wie können uns die Erfahrungen anderer helfen, mit unserem eigenen Tod fertigzuwerden? Stanislav Grof und Joan Halifax haben an einem amerikanischen Krankenhaus die Wirkungsweise von LSD bei unheilbar Krebskranken beobachtet. Die psychedelische Therapie ermöglichte es den Sterbenden, die letzte Zeit ihres Lebens gefaßt, mit einer Art spiritueller Neugier und oft auch schmerzfrei zu erleben
Being with dying : cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death by Joan Halifax( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen teacher Joan Halifax has been helping both the dying and their caregivers to face death with courage and compassion for three decades. Here, Joan offers the fruits of her work, providing comfort, inspiration, and practical skills for all those who are in the process of dying or who are charged with a dying person's care. Her teaching, based on Buddhist principles, emphasizes that we have the ability to open up to and rely on our inner strength, and we can help others who are suffering to do the same. Joan offers stories from her personal experience as well as guided exercises and contemplations to help readers meditate on death without fear, develop a commitment to helping others, and transform suffering and resistance into courage.--From publisher description
Shamanic voices : a survey of visionary narratives by Joan Halifax( Book )

54 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shaman is the medicine man or woman, the visionary healer who is the central figure in many tribal cultures-the repository of the group's rituals, myths, and secret lore. Though these individuals have eluded most Western investigators, noted medical anthropologist Joan Halifax, Ph. D., has here collected the words of the shamans themselves-some directly from living people, others from hard-to-get primary sources. These eloquent testimonies include harrowing tales of shamanic initiatory experiences; vivid accounts of visionary jouneys; and revealing expressions of the shaman's unique position as the link between the people of his or her tribe with the timeless, ineffable cosmos of which each person-and each culture-is a part. For whether the account is by a Mesoamerican Indian or and African!Kung bushman, whether from Australia, Siberia, or Alaska, there is a remarkable unity to these diverse voices
Shaman, the wounded healer by Joan Halifax( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A summary of the various forms of shamanism, and a generalized model based on the psychosymbolic structures emerging from the ground of many shamanic cultures. Long quotations from shamans are woven into the text which is well illustrated with drawings and photographs
The fruitful darkness : reconnecting with the body of the earth by Joan Halifax( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TEDTalks : Joan Halifax - Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen master Joan Halifax, a driving force of socially engaged Buddhism, is known for her work with people at the last stage of life. In this TEDTalk, Halifax recounts her experiences in a Bangalore hospice ward as she defines the intricacies of compassion. To understand the nature of suffering, to aspire to transform suffering, and to engage in activities that alleviate suffering, without fear, pity, or attachment to the outcome, asserts Halifax, are the steps on the path to true compassion. Halifax also touches on studies that suggest doing good deeds enhances neural integration and boosts the immune system
Poems by Kali by Kali Grosvenor( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-three poems written by a little girl in her sixth and seventh years relate the experiences of being black
Lasting words : a guide to finding meaning toward the close of life by Claire B Willis( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faced with the ultimate challenge of life--confronting your death--how would you want to be remembered? Are there stories you want to tell? Experiences you want to relay? Explanations about how you felt and why? Maybe you wish to ensure that future generations know your family lore. Perhaps you seek meaning and purpose and don't know how to access them. It's likely that you seek comfort and strength. But at the same time a deep desire to heal unresolved issues may unsettle you. And reaching for a spiritual connection may be the path you want to find
The shaman's doorway : opening imagination to power and myth by Stephen Larsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on his experience as a psychotherapist and his understanding of the ancient shamanic techniques for altering consciousness, the author shows the relevance of the shamanic path to the modern world and how it can lead us to creative and affirming relationships with life
The fruitful darkness : a journey through Buddhist practice and tribal wisdom by Joan Halifax( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this "masterwork of an authentic spirit person" (Thomas Berry), Buddhist teacher and anthropologist Joan Halifax Roshi delves into "the fruitful darkness"--The shadow side of being, found in the root truths of Native religions, the fecundity of nature, and the stillness of meditation. In this highly personal and insightful odyssey of the heart and mind, she encounters Tibetan Buddhist meditators, Mexican shamans, and Native American elders, among others. In rapt prose, she recounts her explorations-from Japanese Zen meditation to hallucinogenic plants, from the Dogon people of Mali to the Mayan rain forest, all the while creating "an adventure of the spirit and a feast of wisdom old and new" (Peter Matthiessen). Halifax believes that deep ecology (which attempts to fuse environmental awareness with spiritual values) works in tandem with Buddhism and shamanism to discover "the interconnectedness of all life," and to regain life's sacredness. Grove Press is proud to reissue this important work by one of Buddhism's leading contemporary teachers
Being with dying by Joan Halifax( Recording )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining Eastern and Western psychology, philosophy, and contemplative practices, the program honestly examines death and dying as a possibility for awakening
The power of compassion : stories that open the heart, heal the soul, and change the world by Pamela Bloom( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book of real-life stories is a palliative for the pain of everyday life. The basic premise is that intentional acts of kindness can have unintended and far reaching consequences that can affect individuals in extraordinary ways. Here are over forty first-person stories (contributors range from Surya Dass to Thich Nat Hanh to John F. Kennedy, Jr) that concretely demonstrate the dynamic power of compassion. We hear the story of a monk who welcomed a dying, underprivileged child into his home, giving the boy nine months of peace and attention before his death. A civil right protestor tells h
Den indre rejse. Menneskets møde med døden by Stanislav Grof( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in Danish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves Falling Gently : Mindfulness and Compassion in the Face of Life-limiting Illness by Susan Bauer-Wu( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Leaves Falling Gently, clinician and researcher Susan Bauer-Wu presents mindfulness and compassion practices designed to help readers with serious illnesses find fulfillment and peace. Readers learn a variety of skills for improving their quality of life, coping with fears, and making meaningful connections with others
Shiniyuku hito to tomo ni aru koto : Maindofurunesu ni yoru shumatsuki kea by Joan Halifax( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den indre rejse. LSD-psykoterapi i teori og praksis by Stanislav Grof( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in Danish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den indre rejse by Stanislav Grof( Book )

in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den indre rejse by Stanislav Grof( Book )

in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Buddhist life in America : simplicity in the complex by Joan Halifax( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of compassion : classic Bodhisattva archetypes and their modern expression--an introduction to Mahayana Buddhism by Taigen Daniel Leighton( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Archetypes of wisdom and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are powerful and compelling images of awakening. Scholar and Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most important of these archetypal figures, bringing them alive as psychological and spiritual wellsprings. Emphasizing the universality of spirtiual ideals, Leighton finds aspects of the bodhisattvas expressed in a variety of familiar modern personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Teresa
 
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Being with dying : cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death
Alternative Names
Halifax, Joan Jiko.

Joan Halifax American Zen Buddhist roshi, anthropologist, ecologist, and civil rights activist

Joan Halifax Amerikaans antropologe

Джоан Халифакс

جُن هِلِفَکس

조안 할리팍스

ハリファクス, ジョーン

喬安·荷里法斯

Languages
English (102)

German (34)

Danish (13)

Italian (8)

French (5)

Russian (3)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (2)

Covers
Shamanic voices : a survey of visionary narrativesShaman, the wounded healerThe fruitful darkness : reconnecting with the body of the earthThe shaman's doorway : opening imagination to power and mythThe fruitful darkness : a journey through Buddhist practice and tribal wisdomBeing with dyingThe power of compassion : stories that open the heart, heal the soul, and change the worldA Buddhist life in America : simplicity in the complexFaces of compassion : classic Bodhisattva archetypes and their modern expression--an introduction to Mahayana Buddhism