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ROSHI JOAN HALIFAX, Ph.D.
Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, anthropologist, and author. She is co-founder of the Mind & Life Institute, founded the Ojai Foundation, the Prajna Mountain Buddhist Order, is Abbot and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, and is a co-founder of the Zen Peacemaker Order. She is a pioneer in the end-of-life care field, and is well known internationally for her work in engaged Buddhism. She is a Board Member of various institutions, including Mind & Life International and Mind & Life Europe. She was an Honorary Research Fellow at Harvard University and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress.