The Courage to See, The Power to Choose with Joanna Macy

Radical Compassion Symposium

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Non-stop war-making, climate chaos, lost harvests, poisoned seas and bodies, refugees in the millions pouring over borders while millions of Americans are locked in prison… How do we relate to such immensities of suffering? How can we dare to see the pain when we don’t know how to stop it? The helplessness of the bystander falls away as we discover that the pain is our own. What willingness arises then? And what clarity of choice? See Joanna’s Plenary Keynote at the Radical Compassion Symposium presented by  Naropa University. Shambhala Sun features Joanna Macy, Adam Bucko, Vandana Shiva, and Roshi Bernie Gassman from the Radical Compassion Symposium and is available for download.


Presentation of Joanna Macy’s Lifetime Contribution Award

JM Bioneers Award

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At the 2013 Bioneers Conference, Joanna was awarded a Lifetime Contribution award for her many decades of activism and inspiring people all over the world to work for a more sustainable and just world.

Her presentation, Choosing Life, at the 2013 conference can be viewed here.


Nature is Speaking

nature is speakingIn the true spirit of the Council of All Beings, well-known Hollywood actors embody the voice of the more than human world in a collection of films representing the soil, coral reefs, water, redwoods, mother nature, ocean, and flower. Click on image or follow link http://natureisspeaking.org


Inalienable: Belonging to the Earth Community

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 11.31.11 AMListen to an episode  from the Bioneers Radio Program from Joanna’s presentation at the 2013 National Bioneers Conference.


Deep Ecology extends an inalienable right to life to all beings. Yet as the naturalist Aldo Leopold observed, “One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds.” Either harden your shell, or be a doctor. Joanna Macy decided to be an Earth doctor. A systems theorist, author and lifelong activist, she describes how healing the world and healing your heart and soul go hand in hand. Link: http://media.bioneers.org/listing/inalienable-belonging-to-the-earth-community-joanna-macy/