Joan Halifax Roshi

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Joan Halifax Roshi

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Trungpa Rinpoche was a Buddhist visionary, an artist of great imagination, a wild beardless prophet, and a man with a very human heart. His brief and radical appearance in the Western dharmic landscape opened up a vast horizon for many of us. Once embodied, he is now free, and we are free to meet him in the land beyond duality, a land that was always home for him. I met him in the early seventies, and was sorry to see him leave us some brief but rich fifteen years later. In those few years, he and his students spun into being a mandala-world that continues to grow in depth and wisdom.

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Joan Halifax
Joan Halifax was ordained by Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn and became a teacher in the Kwan Um Zen School. She received the lamp transmission as a dharma teacher from Thich Nhat Hanh, and given Inka, or dharma transmission, by Roshi Bernard Glassman. She is the founder and head teacher of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.