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LEADER 00000pam  2200361 i 4500 
003    DLC 
005    20180601100956.0 
008    180111s2018    nyu      b    001 0deng   
010      2017061166 
020    9781250101341 (hardcover) 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cDLC|dNjBwBT|dUtOrBLW 
042    pcc 
092    128.4|bHAL 
100 1  Halifax, Joan,|eauthor. 
245 10 Standing at the edge :|bfinding freedom where fear and 
       courage meet /|cJoan Halifax. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bFlatiron Books,|c2018. 
300    xix, 280 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and 
       index. 
520    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 epitomize 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. 
650  0 Conduct of life. 
650  0 Suffering. 
650  0 Compassion. 
650  0 Altruism. 
650  0 Empathy. 
650  0 Integrity. 
650  0 Respect. 
650  0 Engagement (Philosophy) 
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  128.4 HAL    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  128.4 HAL    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  128.4 HAL    AVAILABLE

 

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