We're in an era of great breakdown, environmentally and socially and psychologically, and when systems break down, the ones who have the resilience to actually repair themselves, they move to a higher order of organization. --Joan Halifax

Joan Halifax: Buoyancy Rather than Burnout

Joan Halifax: Buoyancy Rather than Burnout

Jan 23, 2018-- It's easy to despair at all the bad news and horrific pictures that come at us daily. But Zen teacher and medical anthropologist Roshi Joan Halifax says this is a form of empathy that works against us. There's such a thing as pathological altruism. She offers nourishing wisdom to help all of us overwhelmed by the suffering in the world. (11073 reads)

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Take ActionRoshi Halifax has said, "I am not a 'nice' Buddhist. I'm much more interested in a kind of plain rice, get-down-in-the-street Buddhism." Practice a deeper form of kindness this week, less everyday niceness and more open tolerance and helpfulness to those in need.

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