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A Special Invitation: Joanna Macy and Our World

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

Message from Upaya Zen Center: We, unfortunately, need to postpone this program. Keep checking back for its rescheduled date. Sorry for this inconvenience.

Upaya Zen Center welcomes beloved Buddhist author and visionary activist/scholar, Joanna Macy, to address our Socially Engaged Buddhist Training Program, along with the extended Upaya world community. With her will be close colleagues Stephanie Kaza and Wendy Johnson.

We have chosen to open to the Mahasangha considering what is happening in the world at this time and the importance of Joanna’s extraordinary work in meeting a world on fire. As well, Joanna’s venerability makes it clear that we want this time with her now, as she shares her deep wisdom, vision, and courage with us.

In this challenging time of unresolved war and environmental crisis, Joanna Macy’s work is informed by over six decades of committed activism addressing psychological and spiritual issues of our nuclear age, the cultivation of deep environmental awareness, and the vital resonance between Buddhist practice and post-modern science.

During this special teaching and training session, Joanna, with support from Wendy Johnson and Stephanie Kaza, will draw on the richness of Joanna’s ground breaking new work that includes an adaptive framework for personal, social change, and environmental transformation.

Please join us for this vivid teaching and training as Joanna calls us to go forth into our wounded world as peaceful warriors committed to the Bodhisattva Path of transformation of suffering in this crucial planetary time.

This rare opportunity is offered to the wider community, and on a donation basis. To access this special time with Joanna, please register, unless you are in the Socially Engaged Buddhist Training.

This online, donation-based session takes place on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:00 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) and concludes at 12:30 p.m. MDT.
We are so grateful that Joanna, Stephanie Kaza, and Wendy Johnson are enthusiastic to do this program online. At Upaya, we are deeply committed to serving you responsibly and with great care.
Technical details:
    • Link for you to access program will be sent to you by email.  If it is same-day, it may take a few minutes to reach you.
    • We will be using the Zoom platform.
    • You will receive the Zoom link about a day before as well as 30 minutes before the start of the program.
    • Please review the Online Program FAQ.
    • All talks will be recorded and made available to participants afterwards.
    • If you enroll after the program starts you will have access to the recordings.

You are also invited to join:

– Click here for Upaya’s daily meditation on YouTube (7:00 a.m and 5:30 p.m. U.S. MDT), from where you can find the livestream easily.
– Click here for Upaya’s Wednesday Dharma talks on YouTube (5:30 p.m.U.S. MDT), from where you can find the livestream easily.

Please share this registration link with any friends or family you may know.

As you know, this remarkable program is being offered freely. We encourage you to make a donation if you can, as Upaya is experiencing significant financial losses. A generous donation will make an enormous difference in Upaya’s ability to offer such important learning and practice experiences. Your support helps ensure that we can continue to offer special online programming in the months ahead.

For more information or help with technical questions, please email us at [email protected] or call 505-986-8518 ext. 1.

If you are already registered for this program, please access the RESOURCE PAGE here.



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