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A Wild Love for the World with Joanna Macy and Stephanie Kaza

Sep 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm PDT


The Zoom link to participate in this event will be provided 24-hours before the start date. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions.

Saturday, 6 – 8 pm PT

The great Covid virus teacher has brought us to the brink of widespread systems change and deep uncertainty about how things will unfold.  There is a hunger for understanding the links between ecosystem collapse and public health threats, between economic domination and racial injustice.  Systems thinking and Buddhist views together offer great skillful means for making sense of these interlocking calls for action.

Joanna Macy, author, teacher, and scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology* will be hosted by Stephanie Kaza, author of Green Buddhism and professor emerita of environmental studies, in a free-ranging conversation about the state of the world, our grief and gratitude, and our deep belonging to the living Earth.  With her prophetic voice and encouragement to face our fears, Joanna asks us to love the world just as it is right now, with all our bodhisattva dedication.  We will draw on the new book about Joanna’s global legacy, A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time (Shambhala, 2020), with its timely insights for the challenges facing us today—climate chaos, pandemic, economic collapse, racial injustice, the undermining of democracy.

*Macy’s many books include World as Lover, World as SelfWidening Circles, A MemoirActive Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy; and Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects.

Fee Information

$50; $45 current SFZC members; $35 limited income. Some partial scholarships are available.

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Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy PhD, teacher and author, is a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, her scholarship is informed by six decades of committed activism.

Stephanie Kaza

Dr. Stephanie Kaza is Professor emerita of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont and author of Green Buddhism: Practice and Compassionate Action in Uncertain Times.



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