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Zen master and Zen Peacemaker Joan Halifax Roshi will visit the Netherlands 22 – 27 th June 2014. Her visit is on the request of her dharma successor Irène Kaigetsu Bakker Sensei. Irène Bakker’s invitation was initiated by Connie Franssen, Harriet Marseille and Kees Moerbeek. Organization: Harriet Marseille, Connie Franssen and Petra Hubbeling.

About Joan Halifax
Joan Jiko Mannen Halifax Roshi is a Zen priest, and founder and abbot of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, USA. She is a dharma successor of Bernie Glassman Roshi. Joan Halifax is greatly appreciated and loved as a speaker on the subject of engaged Buddhism. She has worked in the area of death and dying for over thirty years and is director of the Project on Being with Dying. She is also founder and director of the Upaya Prison Project that develops programs on meditation for prisoners.

We are very happy with Roshi’s visit, for this will give us the rare opportunity to experience her wisdom and insights.

Retreat
The retreat is from the 22nd till the 26th of June in Naropa Institute in Cadzand. The theme of the retreat will be ‘Socially Engaged Buddhism’. Joan Halifax will lead this retreat with Irène Bakker and in co-operation with Zen teachers Frank De Waele, Michel Oltheten and Ton Lathouwers.

Donation
We are working with donations. The organization of Roshi’s visit is done by volunteers, we don’t get paid, but of course there are many costs involved which have to be paid. We hope you will follow our guidelines for donations.
We suggest the following donations:
Retreat: € 380 per person, stay in a double room and € 405 per person stay in a single room. Price includes all (vegetarian) meals.

Parttime participation is not possible.

The retreat is fully booked.

Your registration is definite if we received your registrationform and your donation. Please donate your donation within one week after you send in your registrationform to bankaccount. (IBAN) NL02 TRIO 0197855946, BIC code: TRIONL2U of the  Zen Heart Sangha te Den Haag. Please put “DONATION” on your banktransfer.

If we don’t have received your donation within one week, we admit people from the waitinglist in the retraite.

The visit of Joan Halifax Roshi is facilitated by the Zen Heart Sangha.

Symposium
On Friday afternoon 27 June there will be a public symposium at the University of  Amsterdam where Joan Halifax will speak. This symposium will be supported by the Buddhist Broadcast Foundation. The subject of the symposium will be ‘Compassion and Social Engagement‘.

The procedures of registration will start at the beginning of April and will be soon announced on this page.