Buddhist roshi, Joan Halifax speaks on compassion and the true meaning of empathy. This TED video is worth every second of your time. Ten years ago I spent a week studying with Joan at her monastery for her Being With Dying training, a contemplative and powerful program for end-of-life care. Perhaps one of the most valuable weeks anyone working in palliative care could give themselves. Or anyone who will become intimate with death in their lives. Which, ehem… is all of us.