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May 2020

Deep Resilience: Transforming Crisis into Empowerment

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm
$45.00

What is life asking of us now? How do we build the resilience to hold the intensity of these times and participate more fully in the larger life of the world? There is great power in being present to the truth of our experience. Right now, we have an unprecedented opportunity to create profound changes in our lives and in our world. Each of us is invited to let go of conditioned ideas of how our life “should” be and…

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Jun 2020

Two-months Online: Una Visión Sostenible del Mundo

Jun 8 @ 8:00 am - Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm
$207.9

Realmente estamos viviendo un momento único en la historia de nuestra civilización, enfrentando varios desafíos simultáneos y crisis convergentes: un ambiente deteriorado, una distribución muy desigual de recursos en disminución, pobreza generalizada, guerras, cambio climático, opresión de muchos pueblos, y insatisfacción con la vida, incluso en aquellos países con un excedente de riqueza material. ¿Cómo nos metimos en este lío? ¿Quiénes somos para hacer todo esto? ¿Las cosas tienen que ser así? ¿Por qué nos está pasando esto? ¿Qué podemos…

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Active Hope Ongoing Support Group

Jun 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

$40

RESOURCE : CONNECT : RESTORE In these precarious times, when the future of 95% of life on Planet Earth hangs from the frailest of threads, how will we bear it? How do we resource, nourish, and center up, so that we can stay active in contributing our work to a beautiful world in crisis? Here you will find a supportive group engaging in just that. Facilitated by seasoned teacher and artist-activist Lydia Violet Harutoonian, we will draw from wellsprings such as Joanna…

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Ongoing WTR Facilitator Development Group

Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

$40

Whether you are an aspiring facilitator or arrive here with decades of experience under your belt, we all need community support to develop our craft and continue to deepen our understandings of the content and facilitation of Joanna Macy's work in our unfolding planetary moment. And we need to know each other, both locally and international. The "Work That Reconnects" has cultivated a rich, international community. One of our goals here is to connect you further with your WTR comrades,…

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Radical Self-care for times of crisis

Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Jul 9, 2020

$30 – $100

These are challenging times, and caring for ourselves as we move through the Great Unraveling becomes ever more difficult. Yet, we need self-care if we want to shine our brightest and most authentic light into the uncertainty and chaos. Sometimes, an act of self-care can be the most heroic thing an activist can do. Love and care for ourselves can be a key to unlock the love we have for our world. The Work That Reconnects offers us something wonderful…

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ONLINE Intro to Compassionate Listening (4 session series)

Jun 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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series of four classes
$95 – $185

Come learn to open your heart, deepen your listening skills, and experience a sense of connection during these challenging days of 'social distancing' in polarized times. You will enjoy time for self-nurturing, spirit raising and communication skills building as well as connecting deeply with the other participants. Masters throughout the ages recognize that listening is one of the most precious gifts we can give to another human being. The practice of Compassionate Listening builds trust, connection, understanding, respectful dialogue, and…

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Europe Time Zone. Active Hope: Rekindling Resilience for Covid and Climate Anxiety

Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm - Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm
Online, Timezone UTC +2
Paris, France
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$55 – $150

I offered my first online full Spiral Active Hope/Work That Reconnects workshop in April and was delighted to find that we can go deep emotionally and truly connect with each other even though we are online. This 2-day workshop is designed with ample breaks, varied interactive experiences, time offline for individual exercises and reflections and will be limited to 24 participants to ensure a quality community experience. Here’s what participants had to say about the online workshop: “At first I…

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Garder Confiance : écopsychologie pratique et rituels pour la Terre

Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm - Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm
Parc Palmer, Cenon, France, Parc Palmer
Cenon, 33100 France
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Nous vivons individuellement et collectivement de SACRÉES SECOUSSES en ce moment ! Que nous ayons vécu le confinement comme une chance ou une crise et que nous voyions le dé-confinement comme un retour au normal ou à l'anormale, nous avons un grand besoin de : ⚛️ nous relier à nouveau 💟 savoir compter sur les autres 🌚 exprimer notre anxiété 🔥 trouver des repères ⭐️ imaginer l'avenir positivement 🌎 célébrer la nature et le vivant Nous vous proposons des rituels…

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Webinar: Parenting within the Pandemic

Jun 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

In this time of quarantine, with kids home from school, unstable economy and uncertain futures, parents are facing unprecedented challenges, grappling with anxiety and overwhelm and, perhaps, experiencing some unexpected blessings. During this online session with Jo delAmor, we will gather together with other parents from around the world for deep reflection, connection and renewal. This full-spiral Work That Reconnects gathering will be facilitated to create a safe and powerful container for authentic sharing and processing about our experiences and…

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Active Hope in the Time of the CoronaVirus

Jun 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
$10 – $25

Are you concerned about how to go forth into the future? In this time of uncertainty, we need more than ever to explore what gives us hope, what it is that we love and how to actualize these understandings. This two-hour webinar, based on the work of deep ecologist and elder Joanna Macy, is designed to use our virtual community to create a safe container for us to share our thoughts and feelings. Many of us fear that if we…

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Conversation Café: Challenges & Opportunities of Facilitating the WTR Online

Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

During this Circle Way style discussion, with Silvia Di Blasio, self-identified WTR facilitators will share about their experiences in offering WTR in online settings. We’ll explore what has worked and what hasn’t, what we’ve learned and what we can share with others, as well as what we need and want more of by way of support and information. Saturday June 20, 2020 4-6pm PDT (US/Canada) (UTC-7) Please note: This cafe will be limited to 25 participants and another round of the same…

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AWAKENED ACTION

Jun 21 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
By donation

Women Leaders Speak to the Climate Catastrophe and Pandemic and Explore Strategies for a Sane, Just, and Compassionate Future (Online Donation Requested) Instructor(s): Dekila Chungyalpa; Christiana Figueres; Jane Fonda; Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD; Sensei Wendy Johnson; Sensei Kritee Kanko, PhD; Stephanie Kaza, PhD; Diana Liverman, PhD; Joanna Macy, PhD; Rebecca Solnit; Heather McTeer Toney, JD We invite you to attend this extraordinary daylong intensive plunging deep into the facts, faith, and politics around our climate catastrophe and the effects of…

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Active Hope Ongoing Support Group

Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

$40

RESOURCE : CONNECT : RESTORE In these precarious times, when the future of 95% of life on Planet Earth hangs from the frailest of threads, how will we bear it? How do we resource, nourish, and center up, so that we can stay active in contributing our work to a beautiful world in crisis? Here you will find a supportive group engaging in just that. Facilitated by seasoned teacher and artist-activist Lydia Violet Harutoonian, we will draw from wellsprings such…

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Roots of Resilience in Uncertain Times: Five-Part Webinar in The Work That Reconnects – June 23 – July 21, 2020

Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Jul 21, 2020

Free

It’s heartbreaking to remain conscious in our crazy times.  Everywhere we turn we see the Great Unraveling of our society. Between the pandemic and global climate change, racism, poverty, etc, it’s clear we can’t continue with Business As Usual.   The fear, grief, anger, and helplessness we feel can be unbearable because it’s not just our personal pain: it’s the collective pain of all life on Earth. When we come together and liberate our natural feelings about our world, we…

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Active Hope for Changing Times ONLINE

Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10 – $30

How to face the challenges of our time and create the world we want to live in. Facilitators: Margo van Greta and Britta Schmitz Saturday 27 June 2020 3-5pm in the UK (BST) We currently are surrounded by challenges, both globally and personally. Is it possible to consider bringing hope into our lives, into the world? Active Hope holds the attitude of hope. It is not just an outcome, it is a process. During this online session we go through…

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Webinar: Re-Conectando in the Wounded Land of Colombia

Jun 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this Webinar, Helena ter Ellen and Hector Aristizabal will share how the truth speaking Work That Reconnects provides is essential in war torn countries, and how reconnecting with the Earth helps in opening ways to reconciliation between Colombians of all sides of the conflict and of all ethnicities. Sunday, June 28 10am-12pm PDT Register here   In 2018, as part of the Peace Agreement with the FARC-guerrilla, a Truth Commission is installed in Colombia with a three year mandate, that…

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Jul 2020

Rites of Passage

Jul 1 - Jul 10
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summer 2021
$660

This Rites of Passage is especially a training for activists or people who are engaged in Deep Ecology Work and The Work That Reconnects. Base camp is a cozy hut inmidst the Alps in Switzerland. You also can bring your own tent.

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Roots of Resilience in Uncertain Times: Five-Part Webinar in The Work That Reconnects

Jul 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
by donation

Nurse log © by Carolyn Treadway It’s heartbreaking to remain conscious in our crazy times.  Everywhere we turn we see the Great Unraveling of our society. Between the pandemic and global climate change, racism, poverty, etc, it’s clear we can’t continue with Business As Usual.   The fear, grief, anger, and helplessness we feel can be unbearable because it’s not just our personal pain: it’s the collective pain of all life on Earth. When we come together and liberate our…

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LOVE IN ACTION: EMBRACING CHANGE AND CO-CREATING A REGENERATIVE WORLD

Jul 1 @ 11:00 am - Jul 19 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until Jul 19, 2020

$200 – $500

LOVE IN ACTION: EMBRACING CHANGE AND CO-CREATING A REGENERATIVE WORLD co-facilitated by Deborah Eden Tull and Nina Simons   DATES: WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS, July 1, 2020 - July 19, 2020 TIME: 11am PT - 12:30pm PT/2pm ET - 3:30pm ET PLACE: At Home/Remote Retreat COST: $200 - $500 (sliding scale) - scholarships available by application   Join us for a 3-week online experiential retreat and community exploration, based on Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects. We’ll practice engaged meditation, deep listening and embodied…

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Spiral Journey Facilitator Development Intensive: September 25 – October 4, 2020

Jul 4
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 4 of the month, repeating until Aug 1, 2020

Rivers Bend Retreat Center, 18450 Ray's Road
Philo, CA 95466 US
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$1535 – $2255

NOTE:  Due to the pandemic and the uncertainty of the situation, we will likely have to postpone this Intensive or redesign it to go online.  Please apply anyway so we know of your interest and can keep you posted as plans coalesce.  Stay safe and healthy in the meantime--and offer online workshops to meet the tremendous need in our world. Advanced Facilitation of the Work That Reconnects September 25-October 4, 2020  River's Bend Retreat Center, Mendocino County, California. The heart…

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Conversation Café: Challenges & Opportunities of Facilitating the WTR Online

Jul 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

During this Circle Way style discussion, with Silvia Di Blasio, self-identified WTR facilitators will share about their experiences in offering WTR in online settings. We'll explore what has worked and what hasn't, what we've learned and what we can share with others, as well as what we need and want more of by way of support and information. Saturday July 4, 2020 9:30-11:30am PDT (US/Canada) (UTC-7) Please note: This cafe will be limited to 25 participants and another round of…

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Aug 2020

Retreat – Reconnecting to Life A transformative process for difficult times

Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm - Aug 12 @ 12:00 am
Rivendell Retreat Centre, Bowen Island (Nex̱wlélex̱m)
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory, British Columbia Canada
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$CAD470

Description Coming together in these difficult and urgent times, we will cultivate courage and resilience, and renew our connections to ourselves, our human communities and all life on earth. A range of experiential practices support opening to the pain we carry for the imperiled state of our world, deepen our gratitude and respect for the gifts of life, and expand our ways of knowing. With strengthened clarity and purpose, we bring our unique gifts more fully into the service of…

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Relational Mindfulness, Power, and the Deep Feminine

Aug 16 - Aug 21
Esalen, 55000 CA-1
Big Sur, 93920 United States
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with Deborah Eden Tull and Nina Simons   In this time when everything is in flux, we are all called to lead, each in our own way, and to act on behalf of what we love and the future we desire.   But we’ve inherited unconscious biases about leadership, that presume hierarchy in lieu of cooperation, both inwardly and outwardly, informed by a culture skewed toward a ‘masculine’ archetype. Internally, we tend to value thinking over our other ways of knowing…

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Sep 2020

Spiral Workshop

Sep 18 - Sep 20
Rekreační dům Květnov Havlíčkův Brod, Květnov 53, 580 01, 580 01 Havlíčkův Brod
Květnov 53, Czech Republic
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$120 – $250

This weekend course offers an experiential learning journey to rediscover our deep connection with nature. When we experience our interconnectedness with all beings, our personal journey becomes part of a larger story: the story of the Earth. Opening up to a wider sense of self we allow life to flow through us, and both personal and planetary healing can take place. In this introductory weekend course on Deep Ecology participants are going to get an understanding of the philosophy and…

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