In our quest for sustainability, indeed survival, we are learning to see our lives within a larger context. For more and more of us, that larger context is the story of life on Earth. When I enlarge the frame beyond my personal agendas, I glimpse the wonder and beauty of that story, and how amazing… Read more
I recently had the privilege of attending the Winter Symposium: Transformation Without Apocalypse: How to Live Well on an Altered Planet. The weekend gathering invited us to explore how our own invasive species of humans on the earth might re-imagine who we are in relation to the world and how we might thrive in a… Read more
See what others are saying about World as Love, World as Self at WebsterWeb’s World. This is a collation of Amazon and Goodreads readers’ responses to Joanna Macy’s book, “World as love, world as self. (up to Oct., ‘13). My voice, in italics, structures and adds comments. Joanna’s voice is mostly indirect, seen through the mirror… Read more
“Darkening of the Light: Witnessing the End of an Era,” a new book by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, is a witness to the loss of the light of the sacred reflected in our continued destruction and desecration of life’s fragile ecosystem. This story of our collective destiny, however painful, needs to be heard if we are to… Read more
(from Joanna and Molly’s work on the new edition of Coming Back to Life) Our culture, including mainstream Western psychology, tends to reduce our pain for the world to personal neuroses, and separate our personal suffering from the condition of our world. This leads people to suppose that personal anguish must be resolved and eradicated… Read more
In this article, in the Guardian , Jo Confino challenges us to go beyond the words of what it means to work towards sustainability for our children and future generations. Joanna Macy ‘s experiential work calls upon us to go beyond mere words and use our imaginations to connect to those who will carry the torch… Read more
Kathleen Dean Moore, professor of philosophy and environmental ethics, speaks on climate activism. An excellent presentation. She was the speaker at an event in Portland Oregon educating people about industry attempts to move oil, coal and gas through the northwest.
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. Bioneers is proud to honor Joanna with a Bioneers Lifetime Achievement Award next month during the National Bioneers Conference in San… Read more
About the artist Diane Szymaszek I am a retired high school art teacher, retiring in 2011. I loved my job working with young people and did so for thirty-seven years but was ready for something new. I have known of Joanna Macy through a small woman’s group I attended in the past. After retiring I had… Read more
Buddha Touched the Earth is the title of a new workshop facilitated by William James, Lisa Siegel and I that was first held at North Farm near Bellingen in northern New South Wales, Australia Feb 7-10 2012.