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The Resource Standing at the edge : finding freedom where fear and courage meet, Joan Halifax ; foreword by Rebecca Solnit

Standing at the edge : finding freedom where fear and courage meet, Joan Halifax ; foreword by Rebecca Solnit

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Standing at the edge : finding freedom where fear and courage meet
Title
Standing at the edge
Title remainder
finding freedom where fear and courage meet
Statement of responsibility
Joan Halifax ; foreword by Rebecca Solnit
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Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Joan Halifax has enriched thousands of lives around the world through her work as a humanitarian, a social activist, an anthropologist, and as a Buddhist teacher. Over many decades, she has also collaborated with neuroscientists, clinicians, and psychologists to understand how contemplative practice can be a vehicle for social transformation. Through her unusual background, she developed an understanding of how our greatest challenges can become the most valuable source of our wisdom--and how we can transform our experience of suffering into the power of compassion for the benefit of others. Halifax has identified five psychological territories she calls Edge States--altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement--that epitomise strength of character. Yet each of these states can also be the cause of personal and social suffering. In this way, these five psychological experiences form edges, and it is only when we stand at these edges that we become open to the full range of our human experience and discover who we really are. Recounting the experiences of caregivers, activists, humanitarians, politicians, parents, and teachers, incorporating the wisdom of Zen traditions and mindfulness practices, and rooted in Halifax's groundbreaking research on compassion, Standing at the Edge is destined to become a contemporary classic. A powerful guide on how to find the freedom we seek for others and ourselves, it is a book that will serve us all
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halifax, Joan
Dewey number
158.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Solnit, Rebecca
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conduct of life
  • Suffering
  • Compassion
  • Altruism
  • Empathy
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Engagement (Philosophy)
Target audience
adult
Label
Standing at the edge : finding freedom where fear and courage meet, Joan Halifax ; foreword by Rebecca Solnit
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062108014
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 280 pages
Isbn
9781250101341
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017061166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029769998
Label
Standing at the edge : finding freedom where fear and courage meet, Joan Halifax ; foreword by Rebecca Solnit
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062108014
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 280 pages
Isbn
9781250101341
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017061166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029769998

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