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Joanna Macy - Courage Under Fire

Bay Area Integral

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

Berkeley, CA

Joanna Macy - Courage Under Fire

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“Enter the breathing that is more than your own.”   R.M. Rilke

“If we surrendered to Earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.”   R.M. Rilke


When we rediscover our mutual belonging in the living body of Earth, vision and strength arise for the healing of our world.  A spirituality of radical interconnectedness helps us then to meet the risks and dangers of confronting the military industrial complex and its organized forms of greed, hatred, and delusion.

The Work That Reconnects, through teachings and practices drawn from deep ecology, systems theory, and the Buddha Dharma, awakens us to the power of the Universe working through us.  In this evening workshop Joanna will take us around the Spiral of the Work. The four stations of the Spiral are: Coming from Gratitude, Honoring Our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth.  Come on time, wear loose clothing, and be prepared to fall in love again with life.


Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application.

Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. The many dimensions of this work are explored in her books Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age (New Society Publishers, 1983); Dharma and Development (Kumarian Press, 198); Thinking Like a Mountain (with John Seed, Pat Fleming, and Arne Naess; New Society Publishers, 1988; New Society/ New Catalyst, 2007); Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory (SUNY Press, 1991); Rilke's Book of Hours (1996, 2005) and In Praise of Mortality (2004) (with Anita Barrows, Riverhead); Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World (with Molly Young Brown, New Society Publishers, 1998); Joanna's memoir entitled Widening Circles (New Society, 2000); World as Lover, World as Self (Parallax Press, 2007), A Year With Rilke (with Anita Barrows, Harper One, 2009); and Pass It On: Five Stories That Can Change the World (with Norbert Gahbler, Parallax Press, 2010).

Many thousands of people around the world have participated in Joanna's workshops and trainings. Her group methods, known as the Work That Reconnects, have been adopted and adapted yet more widely in classrooms, churches, and grassroots organizing. Her work helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world, as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth.

Joanna travels widely giving lectures, workshops, and trainings in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She lives in Berkeley, California, near her children and grandchildren.
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Rudramandir
830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)


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