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Mar 2020

Heartstrong Activist

Mar 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Living in these divisive and tumultuous times fills us with passion and energy to work toward the life-nourishing and just world that we want for ourselves, all beings, and future generations. Life also tests our mettle and can be draining and enraging.  How do we work with the fear, anger, overwhelm, hopes and other strong emotions that roil us? How do we move toward positive visioning and co-creating? To make beneficial, transformational change in society, we must acknowledge and look…

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Workshop -Reconnecting to Life A transformative process for difficult times

Mar 7 @ 9:00 am - Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm
Mary Lake Sanctuary (W̱MÍEŦEN) Victoria W̱SÁNEĆ territory, British Columbia Canada + Google Map

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 life.  …

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The Empowered Elder Workshop – Webinar Series – Tuesdays starts Jan 28th

Mar 10 @ 9:00 am - Apr 28 @ 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Mar 10, 2020

$85 – $100

The Empowered Elder Webinar Series  Elder Action Network's Foundation Workshop  Tuesdays January 28th, 2020 9am -11:15pm  through March 10th Seven online sessions via Zoom video conferencing to explore, using the Work That Reconnects, what it means to be an Elder in these times of uncertainty. What are the gifts we as Elders bring to the world and what is the passion that fires us up to act on behalf of life.  Gather with other awesome Elders from around the world…

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The Work That Reconnects: Courage for the Healing of Our World

Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm - Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm

About the Workshop Join us for a transformational group process that builds motivation, connection, solidarity and vision, renewing the courage to act for the healing of our world. In these times of climate chaos, rampant inequality, systemic racism, and other daily catastrophes, there is a tension between our desire to take urgent action and our need to process reality on a deeper level. We often experience despair, anger, fear, and burnout as we navigate this tension, and at times it…

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Roots of Resilience for Uncertain Times: A weekend of the Work That Reconnects

Mar 14 @ 9:30 am - Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm
by donation

Photo "Nurse Tree" © Carolyn Treadway   It’s heart-breaking to be conscious in our times of global crises. It seems every way we turn we’re contributing to the unraveling of ecological and social systems.  The pain we feel can be unbearable because it’s not just our personal pain: it’s the pain of the Earth. When we come together and liberate our natural feelings about our world, we realize our radical interconnectedness and become part of the Earth healing herself.   The…

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The Wilderness Within: The Subtle Activism of Engaged Buddhists

Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm - Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm
The Buddhist Retreat Centre Ixopo, BRC on D64 road
Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal 3276 South Africa
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$2 – $350

As we travel deeper into the 21st century we experience more and more acutely - if we are awake and aware - the unravelling of the interconnected cycles and systems which make up this miracle of life on this Earth which is our only home. We must know that we cannot survive independently from the Earth and her natural cycles and systems. And more, we are made of the same stuff as the stars - we and they have come…

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Postponed gathering in the Netherlands: the Work That Reconnects (English and residential)

Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm - Mar 29 @ 4:30 pm
De Stal – The Stable, Van Pallandtweg 16
Neerijnen, Gelderland 4182 CB Netherlands
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$150 – $280

Dear ones in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, gatherings are suspended until June 1st. May you stay connected to the routines and practices that bring you inner peace and may you fare gently on these waves of impermanence and change while remembering that you are whole and you are not alone. May we all find ways to support each other. For all beings, Manon The next gathering will be as soon as conditions allow us to come together for our…

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2020 Spiral Journey – Facilitator Development Program – Begins March 28, 2020 –

Spiral Journey 2020 - Facilitator Development Programs  Foundations Program March 28 - Aug 22, 2020 Advanced Facilitation Intensive Sept 25- Oct 4 The Spiral Journey Facilitator Development Program is designed to build and support the international community of the Work That Reconnects and meet the needs of people who aspire to facilitate the Work.  This program supports emerging and experienced facilitators in deepening their theoretical understanding of the Work and developing their skills in facilitation so they feel confident in…

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Technical Support, Set up and Promotion

Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Mar 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm

The Work That Reconnects Network is offering webinars to help you learn to use online tools to meet, offer support and run WTR workshops for your online communities in this time of great need.  The first webinar will be focused on the technical side of setting up and facilitating an online WTR offering. This webinar will be offered at two different times to accommodate all of the time zones we are in around the world.  During this webinar we will cover:  -…

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Still Connected: Learn How to Bring Gatherings Online

Mar 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Offering this again by popular demand: Are you feeling disconnected from co-workers, community and friends? Are you at a loss about how to have a meaningful digital gathering? Team meetings, book groups, action committees, coffee klatches... they can all happen with great satisfaction online with a platform like Zoom. You don't need to feel disconnected during these challenging days of 'social distancing.' Come experience how it works, and learn some key skills and practices to make your online gatherings more…

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Apr 2020

Free Webinar – Facilitating Active Hope Online in a Time of Virus Crisis

Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A free webinar introducing online facilitation of the Work That Reconnects. About this Event 'If I start talking about how I feel, with this current virus crisis, I fear I'll get stuck in gloom' - that's a fear around at the moment that makes it difficult to talk about our concerns. Yet keeping it all to ourselves can leave people more isolated or tense from bottling up distress. The form of the Work That Reconnects spiral was developed as a…

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Deep Ecology & Yoga Retreat

Apr 2 @ 3:30 pm - Apr 5 @ 1:30 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, Another Way
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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We find ourselves alive in an extraordinary time; a time of uncertainty and disconnection, but also a time of great possibility where cooperation, courageous action, and collective movement can cultivate the world we’re longing to live in. In these times of ecological, political, and social catastrophe looming on the horizon, it is essential that we dig deep to find our creative will and power to help life jump up and live. Join us for a weekend of reconnecting with self,…

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Coming back to life: wise hope in challenging times


We are living through difficult times, witnessing immense injustices and the sixth mass extinction. Many of us feel called to act, and while political engagement is crucial, many are also asking, how do we sustain ourselves on this journey? How do we live with the fear, the heartbreak, the anger? How do we create a regenerative culture from within as we move toward a life-sustaining culture and society? We build resilience when we come together and share our grief and…

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Work That Reconnects Facilitator Training w/ Lydia Violet

Apr 4 @ 9:30 am - Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm
Berkeley, CA, Given out upon registration California 94705 United States + Google Map

Two-Day WTR Facilitator Training Workshop! In this two-day immersion, seasoned facilitator Lydia Violet Harutoonian will lead an in-depth introduction to facilitating the “Work that Reconnects,” Joanna Macy’s experiential group work. Lydia will offer skills and resources for conducting community process metabolizing climate anxiety and empowering action. This facilitator training supports emerging and experienced facilitators in deepening their theoretical understanding of Joanna Macy’s work and it’s context in contemporary social and ecological issues. Participants will leave with tools for facilitating the…

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Offering WTR Online to Build Community Resilience.

Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Apr 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm

This webinar will explore ways to use WTR online to build community resilience. The Work That Reconnects is so needed in this time of the pandemic and the Great Unraveling. As facilitators, we can reach out to our local communities and neighborhoods to provide connection, inspiration, and a framework for moving into the Great Turning together. Using Work That Reconnects practices and concepts in an online setting, we can invite people to come together across the current physical distancing as…

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Spécial #Covid-19 Atelier de découverte du Travail Qui Relie

Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

💞 Se relier à soi, aux autres, et à la nature pour aller de l’avant dans un contexte de confinement et de flou 💚 Nous vivons un temps particulier, une secousse. Que le temps accélère ou qu’il ralentisse, le confinement lié au Coronavirus☣ nous secoue dans ce qui était notre quotidien. Nous vous invitons à partager, en ligne, un petit moment de Travail qui Relie. En deux mots, il s’agit de se relier à soi, aux autres, et à la…

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ONLINE! Active Hope: Cultivating Resilience and Spiritual Wisdom in Troubling Times

Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm - Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm
Online, Timezone UTC +2
Paris, France
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with Kathleen Rude WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL. See below if you'd like to be added to a waiting list. I will be offering more online workshops in May and June. They will be posted soon. This workshop is now being offered ONLINE due to Covid-19 concerns. In this workshop, we will move through the spiral of The Work That Reconnects with the understanding that we are all in this together! We will be reflecting on our interdependence with all life…

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Work that Reconnects Workshop & Training

Apr 19 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Apr 19, 2020

La Salle Retreat Center, 2101 Rue De La Salle Drive
Wildwood, MO 63038 United States
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You are invited to one or both Work That Reconnects 1-day Immersion Retreat and 1-day WTR Facilitator Training in St Louis, MO on April 18th & 19th 2020 led by Lydia Violet Harutoonian, an Iranian-American artist and scholar. Lydia has spent the past decade studying with activist and practitioner Joanna Macy and is passionate about helping to transform grief, fear, and powerlessness into resilience, healing, and fortitude. In these two offerings Lydia will lead us through an intimate experience with…

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The Work That Reconnects Norway: Introduction, Coming from Gratitude

Apr 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Norway, Online on Zoom, Norway
Oslo, Whole of Norway 0182 Norway
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$10 – $30

(The Event is from 11.00am-01.30pm CET)   Drawing on the work of Joanna Macy, John Seed and Arne Naess, the work is composed of teachings on deep ecology, living systems theory, and spiritual traditions and is a community building process that grows our courage, resilience, and solidarity. It helps clarify survival skills, like community building and tending to our grief, needed for navigating the chaotic times we are in, as well as the unique roles we each can play in…

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Active Hope for Evolving Youngers, Olders and Elders. A 6 session webinar.

Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm - Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Apr 20, 2020


Active Hope - for Evolving Youngers, Olders and Elders April 13, 20,27 & May 4, 11, 18 Monday Evenings - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm PDT  To Register visit Transformative Learning Foundation  “Active Hope involves identifying the outcomes we hope for and then playing an active role in bringing them about. We can rise to the occasion with wisdom, courage, and care or we can shrink from the challenge…. Can we train ourselves to become more courageous, inspired, and connected?“ …

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Spécial #Covid-19 Atelier de découverte du Travail Qui Relie

Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Nous vivons un temps particulier, une secousse. Que le temps accélère ou qu’il ralentisse, le confinement lié au Coronavirus nous secoue dans ce qui était notre quotidien. Nous vous invitons à partager, en ligne, un petit moment de Travail qui Relie. En deux mots, il s’agit de se relier à soi, aux autres, et à la nature, pour pouvoir aller de l’avant dans ce contexte d’incertitude et de flou.  Pour les uns, ce temps est une crise ou tragédie, personnelle…

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The Root Teachings of Joanna Macy, hosted by the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa

Apr 25 @ 10:00 am - Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm
$5 – $25

This event encompasses two different workshops on consecutive days. Register for one or both! Reg: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-work-that-reconnects-online-workshop-tickets-102434626726 Finding Strength in These Uncertain Times A Work That Reconnects Online Workshop Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa and is offered to the community in response to the needs for resourcing and sanctuary in these times. Join Lydia Violet Harutoonian online for an intimate experience with the Work That…

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May 2020

Celebrating Joanna Macy – LIVESTREAM

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Shambhala Publications presents an online celebration of Joanna’s 91st birthday and book launch party for A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time. The evening will be moderated by editor Stephanie Kaza, and include words from Joanna as well as selected readings from the book by guest authors. Joanna is eager to connect with people around the world under these difficult times. Join for renewed inspiration to address the "work of our time", drawing on the life work and legacy of Joanna Macy.

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Facing Change Together in Oceania: Work That Reconnects. 3-part workshop

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

How to face the mess we're in without going crazy?3-part DEEP ECOLOGY Online Workshop in the Work That Reconnectsfacilitated by Inna Alex Join us as we built community exploring the complex nature of our times from our homes during this period of social distancing!TMING (NZ time): Five approx 2hr online sessions on 3 consecutive Sundays.Sunday, May 3: 10am-3pm (2-session workshop with 1hr lunch break)Sunday, May 10: 10am-12 (group sharing)Sunday, May 17: 10am-3pm (2-session workshop with 1hr lunch break)BACKGROUND We are…

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