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The Power of Sangha: Unleashing Our Love Into Action For Earth

May 22 - May 28

Joanna will join a team of teachers to co-lead this retreat.

Earth Leadership Cohort IV

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - June 7 @ 4:00 pm
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The first Earth Leadership Cohort, Fall 2014 The Earth Leadership Cohort program (ELC) is designed to introduce young adults to the theory and practice of the Work That Reconnects (WTR) through an experiential immersion and then to offer opportunities to practice facilitating the work in the context of a supportive learning community.  The first Earth Leadership Cohort of young adults convened in 2014, and a second and third cohort followed in 2015, and 2016. We are delighted to now be…

Rising with Roots: Courage, Conviction and Community in this Beautiful, Teetering Time

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - June 7 @ 2:00 pm

  A five-day workshop of the Work That Reconnects June 2-7, 2017 at Hallelujah Farm in Chesterfield, NH “If we surrendered to Earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” -- Rainer Maria Rilke In these dark times, how can we find strength and clarity of purpose? How can we sustain our work for the healing of our world?   We are alive at an extraordinary moment in time.  It is a time of growing uncertainty, as climate catastrophe looms,…

Becoming Fully Human in the 21st Century – A Radical Curriculum for Heroes-in-Waiting

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - June 11 @ 4:00 pm

Have you noticed how many of us are trapped in soul-numbing patterns? Do you struggle to understand why we continue to abuse the planet that birthed us? Do you wonder why there is so much separation between us: so much violence, depression and addiction? Does your heart break when you observe the anxiety and dullness in the eyes of too many? Are you ready to transform your role as TEACHER so you might BIRTH the goodness, hope and promise that…

Restitching the Relationships Between Land, Ourselves, and Each Other

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - June 12 @ 12:00 pm

How do we undo the damages done to landscapes, other-than-human populations, and to ourselves, by the industrialized, petroleum-based society we are forced to rely on? How do we develop empathy and work with a hill, a stream, microbes, and other creatures in a landscape while also shifting our sense of self, and creating a different kind of culture? How do we imagine a future that is based on reciprocal, non-extractive relationships in everything we do? This camp is a place…

Global Earth Exchange—Worldwide

June 17

Once a year, Radical Joy for Hard Times sponsors the Global Earth Exchange, a day when people around the world go to places in nature and in their communities that have been hurt. They share stories about what the place means to them, spend some time alone getting to know the place as it is now... and put both their grief and their love into a simple, collaborative gift of beauty for the place. Often, it is a bird made of…

Active Hope One-Day Workshop with Kathleen Rude

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Due to conflict with Father's Day, the weekend workshop has been shortened to one day on Saturday. PLEASE REGISTER BY JUNE 8. Transform your fear and burn out into empowerment and inspiration! We live in challenging times. How can we respond and continue our work in the world without burning out, numbing out or losing heart? We can choose to practice Active Hope. Active Hope is about what we would love to see happen in the world. Active Hope is…


June 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A WEBINAR with MOLLY BROWN, M.A., M.Div. Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis Molly will guide a live and interactive webinar that will invite participants to look honestly and clearly at their efforts in the arena of social change during these times of great political, social and environmental urgency.  We will engage psychosynthesis principles to identify the most vital work we feel called to do in the world; to dis-identify from what is holding us back from…

Dancing With Despair Weekend Retreat

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - June 25 @ 2:00 pm

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,…

Active Hope, Inspired Resistance

June 24

Join us for a day exploring Joanna Macy's Work that Reconnects, a powerful set of practices that allow us to face our fear and despair, and move through them to a renewed sense of connection and solidarity with all life. This day, on 20 wild acres on Whidbey Island, is specifically focused on anti-oppression applications of the Work that Reconnects in the time of Trump. We begin from the understanding that we must work to heal the legacies of colonization,…

Application deadline for September Systems Thinking Seminar

July 1

Please apply by July 1, 2017 for the seminar in Systems Thinking and the Work That Reconnects, September 3-8, with Joanna Macy, Molly Brown, and Victor Lewis.  More information about the Seminar here: https://workthatreconnects.org/event/systems-thinking-and-the-work-that-reconnects/ NOTE: Application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2017.

The Work That Reconnects: Interactive Practices to Guide Us Through These Times

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - July 16 @ 2:00 pm

A Heart Centered Retreat for Deep Ecological Empowerment Deepen, Sing, Restore, Reclaim! Come to Orcasong Farm on beautiful Orcas Island, WA to cultivate a deepening of your own relationship to nature and your own gifts and song. Time will be spent alone in nature and also within the sacred hoop of community council to arouse your passion for life and awaken your power to protect it. Drawing from Joanna Macy's The Work That Reconnects and wisdom traditions, we will honor…

Transition US National Gathering- SAVE THE DATE

July 27 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the first ever Transition US National Gathering GROWING A MOVEMENT FOR RESILIENT COMMUNITIES: Broadening, Deepening and Scaling Up July 27-31 at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota Transition US expects around 250 community resilience builders from across the country to gather, build connections, share skills and knowledge, and generate new ideas for how to collectively move toward our shared vision of a resilient future of connected, localized communities. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS In case…

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

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - August 24 @ 1:00 pm

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.…

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…

Systems Thinking and the Work That Reconnects

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - September 8 @ 1:30 pm

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…

Odyssey Fellowship Program

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - November 14 @ 12:00 pm

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…

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

October 20 - October 27

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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