Happy Continuation Joan Halifax

In celebration of the continuation day of Roshi Joan Halifax, please enjoy this poem.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh taught us that his way of saying, “Happy Birthday” is “Happy Continuation Day!”

So Happy 70th Continuation Day to you Roshi Joan Halifax.


A lone mallard
glides across the pond
without her young

practicing the truth of mortality
dominga slowly

refuge, midnight
sitting with dominga
fading away

—Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Bernie at Prajn aon Roshi's 70th

I have total respect for Roshi Joan Halifax.

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