Mary Interlandi Memorial Lecture

The Mary Interlandi '05 Memorial Lecture is an annual event made possible by the generosity of Elizabeth and John Interlandi in memory of their daughter and co-hosted by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life and the Contemplative Studies Initiative.

Roshi Joan HalifaxRoshi Joan HalifaxJoan Halifax Roshi is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist and author who will conduct Living Buddhism or Living Meditation: A Workshop on Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Winnick Chapel in the Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center located at 80 Brown Street.
This daylong plunge into meditation practice will involve periods of exploration of focused attention and open presence. Cost for General Admission is $50; $25 with a Brown or RISD ID.  Click here for tickets.

On Monday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. Roshi Joan will give the Mary Interlandi Memorial Lecture entitled Principled Compassion: A New Model and Radical Vision in Smith Buonanno 106 on the Brown campus.  Admission for the lecture is free.

Roshi Joan is Founder, Abbot and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has worked in the area of death and dying for over 30 years and is Director of the Project on Being with Dying. For the past 25 years, she has been active in environmental work.

A Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order, Roshi Joan's work and practice for more than three decades has focused on engaged Buddhism. She is a distinguished invited scholar to the Library of Congress and the only woman and Buddhist to be on the Advisory Council for the Tony Blair Foundation.

Roshi Joan is also Founder and Director of the Upaya Prison Project, which develops programs on meditation for prisoners. She is Founder of the Ojai Foundation, was an Honorary Research Fellow at Harvard University and has taught in many universities, monasteries, and medical centers around the world.

Roshi Joan studied for a decade with Zen Teacher Seung Sahn and was a teacher in the Kwan Um Zen School. She received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh and was given Inka by Roshi Bernie Glassman. A Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker order, her work and practice for more than three decades has focused on engaged Buddhism.