The World Needs You!

In celebration of the 71st continuation day of Roshi Joan Halifax, I offer this quote from her. I received this in an email today and was touched by its simplicity.

Roshi Joan Halifax is a Zen Master and founder of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I first met her at a retreat with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997.

She has been giving lamp transmission by Thay. Lamp transmission confirms the right, privilege, and obligation upon a recipient to offer the teachings of the Buddha in the best way they know how.

The world needs you. It needs you free of pretense; it needs you as you are; it needs you brave and loving.

—Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax

Happy Continuation, Roshi Joan! The world certainly needs you!

How does the world need you?

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