Roshi Joan Halifax

Founder and Abbot, Upaya Zen Center

PhD. Buddhist teacher, anthropologist, author and social activist. Formerly: 1965, began Buddhist practice; 1980: Teacher: Kwan Um Zen School; 1990 Lamp Transmission: Tiep Hien Order. 1999, Inka: Soto School. Founded Ojai Foundation, Project on Being with Dying, Upaya Prison Project, National Network of Contemplative Prison Programs, Nomads Clinic; co-founded Zen Peacemaker Order. Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Kluge Fellow, Library of Congress. Co-Chair, Lindisfarne Fellows; Member of the Board and Fellow, Mind and Life Institute.