February 22, 2010

Advance Notice

Anthropologist/Buddhist on dying

A lecture and book-signing by Joan Halifax will be Monday, March 1, at 4 p.m. in the School of Nursing.

The author, medical anthropologist and Buddhist teacher will speak on “Reflections on Being with Dying,” after which she will sign copies of her book, “Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death.”

Halifax, a Zen priest, has focused her work and practice on engaged Buddhism, with an emphasis on end-of-life care, programs for prisoners, and the environment. She serves on the board of the Mind and Life Institute, a nonprofit co-founded by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.

Her visit is cosponsored by the Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and the Hightower Fund.

For more information, contact Rachel Whitworth (404.727.7070).

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