In 2013 Old Dog Documentaries had the honor of interviewing Joanna Macy for their film The Wisdom to Survive – Climate Change, Capitalism & Community. Now eight years later we want to share parts of that interview that have not been seen before. We feel Joanna’s wisdom and Rilke’s poetry have the power to help […]
Join an international cohort of people dedicated to the Great Turning towards a just and thriving future for all beings. Participate in our 6 month online learning community to develop facilitation skills in the Work That Reconnects. September 11, 2021 through March 12, 2022 Co-directors: Molly Brown, Mutima Imani, & Constance Washburn “This Spiral Journey program […]
What is sacred to you? How does the sense of the sacred help us live in harmony or give us strength for activism? How are you grieving the loss of the sacred in today’s world? In what specific ways has the Work That Reconnects helped you connect to a sense of the sacred? Sacred Wisdom, […]
As our yearly Earth journey around the sun continues, daylight hours in the southern hemisphere grow shorter as they lengthen in the north. We are half-way between solstice and equinox. Most of us who began calendar year 2020 are still here, but by no means all. A word in newly common usage is pandemic. “Pan” […]
The Work That Reconnects Networkis asking for your support for ourwork in the Great Turning Dear Friends of the Work That Reconnects, Deep gratitude for your support of the Work That Reconnects Network and thank you for your work for the life-sustaining future we want for all beings on this beautiful Earth. What a year […]
New WTR Network website section, in response to your feedback… Dear WTR Network family and friends, We’re excited to share with you a new section of the website that has been unfolding behind the scenes for several months: Evolving Edge. A year ago we launched a new website and since then we’ve been working to […]
“Being fully present to fear, to gratitude, to all that is—this is the practice of mutual belonging. As living members of the living body of Earth, we are grounded in that kind of belonging. Even when faced with cataclysmic changes, nothing can ever separate us from Earth. We are already home.”— Joanna Macy
During a beautiful summer’s week in 2013, on the banks of the Isis (River Thames) in Oxfordshire, I heard Joanna Macy telling the Shambhala Warrior Prophecy, quoted above.
In this twelve centuries old prophecy from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, it is foretold that in our time the Shambhala warriors will take their tools of compassion and insight into the corridors of power, to dismantle the mind-made weapons that humans have created, during a time when great barbarian powers have arisen and are threatening all life on Earth.
You’re invited to sign up for a small group process, guided by experienced facilitators, to move through a despair and empowerment spiral to process the intensity of the current moment–the societal impacts of this US presidential election in the midst of climate chaos–and recenter, reground, and refresh in order to take empowered action. Each event […]
There are not many bodies of work with such a creative yet simple format to move people through their most difficult emotions and free up their energies to be more active in creating a better world. I am grateful for Joanna’s genius and dedication to this work, and for all the people working to evolve the practices to meet these times.