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August 2017

Facilitation Deepening Weekend

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - August 20 @ 4:00 pm
Starseed Healing Sanctuary, 672 Chapel Road
Savoy, MA 1256 US
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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…

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

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - August 24 @ 1:00 pm
milarepa retreat center, ?6231 Paul Boone Road?
Tallassee, TN 37878 United States
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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.…

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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…

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Reconnect for Climate Change Action at People’s Institute 2017

August 29 - September 4
Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Rd
Delton, MI United States
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People’s Institute is a 6-day workshop from August 29 through Sept. 4, 2017.  It is held annually at Circle Pines Center’s (CPC) retreat center - an educational and recreational co-operatively governed camp with the mission to model cooperation as a social and economic system located in Barry County, Michigan. There are up to three 1.5 hour sessions scheduled each day, with time to enjoy camp life at Circle Pines’ 294 acres of rolling hills, forests, meadows, and ¼ mile of frontage on a spring-fed lake. Activities available include swimming,…

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September 2017

Systems Thinking and the Work That Reconnects

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - September 8 @ 1:30 pm
San Damiano Retreat Center, 710 Highland Dr
Danville, CA 94526 United States
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$475 - $735

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…

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Odyssey Fellowship Program

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - November 14 @ 12:00 pm
The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, 8519 Pickards Meadow Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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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…

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October 2017

The Work That Reconnects

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - October 8 @ 4:00 pm
Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086-6023 United States
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$300 - $495

We are at a moment in history when many of us feel both the great love that we have for our amazing, beautiful world – and our deep despair about the state of this same precious world.  This dynamic, interactive workshop, is based on the teachings of Joanna Macy, which has inspired many thousands of people to engage wholeheartedly in working for a life-sustaining society; turning despair and apathy in the face of social and ecological crises into constructive, collaborative…

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October 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 9 @ 1:00 pm
University of Earth, Graeagle CA, Graeagle, CA United States + Google Map
$165 - $265

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.…

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Dancing with Despair – To Rediscover Hope

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - October 8 @ 4:00 pm
The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, 8519 Pickards Meadow Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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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,…

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Active Hope Weekend Workshop in Lyons, CO

October 14 @ 9:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
private residence in the mountains, adjacent to national forest, 2195 Spring Gulch Drive
Lyons, CO 80540 United States
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Transform your fear and burn out into empowerment and inspiration! (this has been rescheduled from July 29-30) We live in challenging times. How can we respond and continue our work in the world without burning out, numbing out or losing heart? You can find the answers for yourself when you experience Active Hope. This ground-breaking workshop, based on The Work That Reconnects, is designed for those who want and need a deeper sense of inspiration, hope and renewal to support…

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

October 20 - October 27
Rowe Center, 22 Kings Highway
Rowe, MA 1367 US
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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…

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November 2017

Finding Strength

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Fold, Bransford, UK, The Fold, Bransford
Worcester, Worcestershire WR6 5JB United Kingdom
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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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