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Application deadline for September Systems Thinking Seminar

July 1

Please apply by July 1, 2017 for the seminar in Systems Thinking and the Work That Reconnects, September 3-8, with Joanna Macy, Molly Brown, and Victor Lewis.  More information about the Seminar here: https://workthatreconnects.org/event/systems-thinking-and-the-work-that-reconnects/ NOTE: Application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2017.


July 1

We are happy to announce a one-year development program for those who wish to become facilitators or enhance their skills as facilitators in the Work That Reconnects.  We will be offering the first Facilitator Development Program (FDP) in the Fall of 2017 as one of several pathways available for deepening theoretical understanding and facilitation skills in the Work That Reconnects.   The online program will begin in September 2017. Your responses to the linked APPLICATION FORM will help us design…

The Work That Reconnects: Interactive Practices to Guide Us Through These Times

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - July 16 @ 2:00 pm

A Heart Centered Retreat for Deep Ecological Empowerment Deepen, Sing, Restore, Reclaim! Come to Orcasong Farm on beautiful Orcas Island, WA to cultivate a deepening of your own relationship to nature and your own gifts and song. Time will be spent alone in nature and also within the sacred hoop of community council to arouse your passion for life and awaken your power to protect it. Drawing from Joanna Macy's The Work That Reconnects and wisdom traditions, we will honor…

Transition US National Gathering- SAVE THE DATE

July 27 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the first ever Transition US National Gathering GROWING A MOVEMENT FOR RESILIENT COMMUNITIES: Broadening, Deepening and Scaling Up July 27-31 at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota Transition US expects around 250 community resilience builders from across the country to gather, build connections, share skills and knowledge, and generate new ideas for how to collectively move toward our shared vision of a resilient future of connected, localized communities. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS In case…

Facilitation Deepening Weekend

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - August 20 @ 4:00 pm

Work That Reconnects Facilitation Deepening  Join seasoned Work That Reconnects facilitators Sarah Pirtle, Aravinda Ananda, Joseph Rotella and others from the Interhelp Network. This will be an opportunity for people who are newer to facilitation to: explore foundations of and current evolutions in the Work learn facilitation best practices, tips and skills ask questions about facilitation observe experienced facilitation practice facilitation and receive gentle feedback build community together More experienced facilitators who wish to deepen their skills and knowledge are…

Giving Back to the Earth: A Peace Vase Pilgrimage in the Smoky Mountains

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - August 24 @ 1:00 pm

From August 18-24, 2017, Milarepa Retreat Center will be hosting a backpacking meditation retreat on the Appalachian Trail, co-facilitated by Deborah Eden Tull and Lama Karma (Justin Wall). This pilgrimage will take place in the beautiful Smoky Mountains and end at the stupa site in Happy Valley, Tennessee. The intention of this journey is to explore our relationship to sacred land and our interconnectedness with one another and the natural world, in order to enliven and empower sustainable social and environmental change.…

Taking Heart in Tough Times

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration opens May 15 for our August 26 workshop with Joanna Macy, "Taking Heart in Troubled Times."  Space will be limited; mark your calendar to register on May 15. Joanna Macy, PhD, is an eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, and a visionary leader in the movements for healing our planet, for environmental stability, for a survivable future for our children, and for engaged spirituality on behalf of all beings. The author and coauthor of more than a dozen books, Joanna has led workshops around…

Systems Thinking and the Work That Reconnects

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - September 8 @ 1:30 pm

Please apply here by July 1, 2017. With Joanna Macy, Molly Young Brown and Victor Lee Lewis San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville CA From the time it began, some forty years ago, the Work That Reconnects has been informed and enlivened by systems thinking.   Whether known as general systems theory, living systems theory, or systems cybernetics, this way of seeing reveals the world as woven of relationships in patterns of mutuality and reciprocity, be they biological, psychological or social.  While understanding…

Odyssey Fellowship Program

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - November 14 @ 12:00 pm

The Odyssey Fellowship Program is a 10-week residential immersion for people in their Odyssey Years of Life, or the wandering time between adolescence and adulthood, that is based in The Work That Reconnects.  This experience provides tools and practices for inner development, foundational permaculture understandings, sustainable living, and healthy communication- cultivating one’s unique gifts and passions to be offered towards the healing of our world.  Fellows are often college students talking a gap year and we have successfully worked with colleges to…


October 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 8 @ 1:00 pm

University of Earth invites you to join us in an enchanting mountain landscape along the National Wild & Scenic Feather River to connect deeply by sharing our stories, our dreams, our love, and our grief for our world. Together we will explore ways we can participate in healing our planet. We will unearth our joy as well as our passions and gifts to engage more fully in “The Great Turning” toward a Life-Sustaining Society. Come be re-inspired, re-connected, an re-vitalized.…

Dancing with Despair – To Rediscover Hope

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - October 8 @ 2:00 pm

Do you feel a deep love for the Earth and a concern for our ecological future? Join us for a deeply nature-connected weekend honoring our love for the world in ways that transform despair into creative energy. This program is based on the work of Joanna Macy, which blends theory and practice drawn from Deep Ecology, Systems Theory, and Spiritual Traditions. These engaging practices encourage profound truth-telling, allowing us to access our collective courage and creative potential. Experiential practices, poetry, ritual, music, movement,…

World as Lover, World as Self: Joanna Macy’s Theory and Practice of the Work that Reconnects

October 20 - October 27

Join Anne for the Work That Reconnects, known worldwide for empowering activists in movements for global justice. This dynamic, interactive body of work, generated by Joanna Macy and colleagues over 38 years, has been a consistently popular event at Rowe.  Joanna, who taught here for over 30 years, is an exemplar of the ideals and values that are at the heart of The Rowe Center. The Work That Reconnects has inspired many thousands of people to engage wholeheartedly in The…

Finding Strength

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For people who care for the Earth, themselves and our collective wellbeing. Do you burn inside, feel indignation and discomfort when you consider the state of our world with its blatant acts of cruelty and callous pursuit of profit? Would you like to feel the power of spirit rising in you as you spontaneously come to the defence of life on Earth? Kirsti Norris and Will Tooby will support you in building your strength and capacity to face the enormous…

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