Joan Jiko Halifax

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Yesterday I had great opportunity to hear a lecture from world known Zen Buddhist roshi, anthropologist, ecologist, civil rights activist, hospice caregiver and the author of several books on Buddhism and spirituality. I see her as a person with great positive energy which is definitly required within her work. I just want to expose her clear attitude to euthanasy, one of the core issues in supporting dying people. She said: “Euthanasy is a deep personal matter” … which is in western society controlled by law turned away from people into benefit of pharmaceutical industry. It should be accepted in fatal disease but unfortunately is criminalized. I strongly agree on this.