Compassion and the true meaning of empathy

Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she’s learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy.

These insights touch all of us regardless of stage of life or the work that we do.

“The enemies of compassion: pity, moral outrage and fear” — Roshi Joan Halifax

Compassion is healing. Why don’t we train our children? Why don’t we train our health care providers so that they might help transform suffering?

Good questions.

Books by Joan Halifax:

●  Shaman : The Wounded Healer

●  Shamanic Voices: A Survey of Visionary Narratives (Arkana)

●  Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death

●  The Power of Compassion: Stories That Open the Heart, Heal the Soul, and Change the World

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