Joanna Macy - Courage Under Fire
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
“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.
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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Bay Area Integral
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