We are a loosely associated, not formally organized group with deep heart-felt connections with one another who are practitioners, facilitators and activists. There is a Community Leadership Cohort (CLC) that meets periodically — usually in Philadelphia. We offer workshops to spiritual communities and the public, and use WTR practices individually and collectively in the various circles where we live and work.
Regional Work That Reconnects Hubs
Hubs are groups of facilitators, friends of the Network and practitioners who meet to share practices, books and other resources and may organize book study circles, grief circles, facilitators gatherings, etc. Click on the hubs in the map to find the liaison person and connect with them.
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Inspired by the life of Francis of Assisi and the Work That Reconnects as taught by Joanna Macy, Canticle Farm provides a platform for the Great Turning –the planetary shift from an industrial-growth society to a life-sustaining society– one heart, one home, and one block at a time. The Farm is a comprised of five houses on three lots between 36th Avenue and Harrington Avenue in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, California. We’ve removed the fences between the houses and grow much of our own food there as well as participate in community service in the larger neighborhood through a variety of projects. Canticle Farm manifests this commitment to living and working towards more sustainable alternatives through spiritual practice, integral nonviolence, gift economy, restorative practices, urban permaculture, education and other work necessary for regenerating community in the 21st Century.
I am in Boulder, CO but would like to continue training in this work and be able to train more folks locally and nationally. I work locally on climate issues and would like to focus on folks working in this area.
This group is comprised of people who have experienced at least an introductory level Work That Reconnects workshop and would like to go deeper and experience the Work on an ongoing basis. The group meets every four months for a full day to experience the spiral, practice facilitating, and expand skills. On off months, the group meets for a potluck dinner on the third Thursday of the month. Members take turns hosting and facilitating. They also aim to offer periodic introductory workshops for the public.
Local group currently concentrated in Lakes Region of NH but hoping to support growth of other groups in NH. Ongoing community of practice, occasional community events or workshops. See our webpage at http://InterhelpNH.org or contact us at [email protected] We welcome inquiries and new energy, and hope we can support you in your Work That Reconnects.
The Joanna Macy Center at Naropa seeks to advance the vision and legacy of Dr. Joanna Macy’s work in order to empower present and future generations in building a more resilient world that works for all. They focus on three specific areas: Joanna’s roots teachings known as the Work That Reconnects, Liberation Buddhist scholarship, and Nuclear Guardianship. The Center is a platform for further advancement of and training in the Work That Reconnects within Naropa University, the local community and the world at large. They seek to create opportunities for research on her theories of the confluence of the Buddhist teachings and general systems theory, and the resulting social impact; and also foster her vision around Nuclear Guardianship by promoting education and training of future Nuclear Guardians.
Hello everyone, my name is Skye and I am based in Melbourne, Australia.
I would love to connect and form regular meetups and study groups with other WTR practitioners in this region. I was introduced to this work by John Seed in 2017 and attend WTR workshops by him and other facilitators whenever I have the opportunity. I am also beginning to co-facilitate with others and I have an Active Hope Study group beginning in May 2019.
The network is for all people which are involved in WTR or Deep Ecology in the german-speaking part of Europe – and also for people which are interested but do not have any practice in WTR. Those retreats will take part yearly in March and October, each for 3 or 4 days.
For more information see: https://tiefenoekologie.de or contact Gabi Bott or Gunter Hamburger (Germany)
Join us for our inaugural gathering this spring, May 28-31, 2018 at the Eco-Institute Community Barn &/or Lakeside Gazebo. Please visit our event page for more information.
We are an association dedicated to promote the WTR in french speaking Belgium, but also in the neighbouring countries. From 2010, we offer workshops from 4 days to one week long, and also participate in building a “rough weather network” that links different associations within the Transition network as a powerful mycelium.
Our themes of interest are: linking WTR with wild explorations in nature, grieving and seeing with new eyes the colapse of our civilization, and exploring/ transforming the woman and man power relationships that sustained for centuries the dominant capitalist system.
Ter’Eveille is also sustaining a very powerful program for peace in Colombia, with Helena ter Ellen, one of the co-foundador of our association.
Interhelp exists to strengthen the human capacity to face and respond to crisis conditions. Based in the Northeast U.S., Interhelp convenes and supports Work That Reconnects related events, and holds space for the evolving edge of this work. We invite your participation. To be added to our email list for monthly updates, write to [email protected]
The Work that Reconnects Circle is a grassroots monthly gathering which provides space for studying, practicing and building community around the Work that Reconnects in Montreal. The circle includes time for personal sharing, discussion on the reading, and guided experiential exercises. Come and enjoy some nourishing time for self-care and reconnection!
Since January 2013, this monthly practice Circle has been hosted by volunteer community members, and facilitated on donation by longtime Work that Reconnects facilitator, Rebekah Hart. Part of the vision of this monthly gathering has been to build community, skills and capacity in the Work that Reconnects. As a community, we are committed to integrating anti-oppression consciousness into the heart of this work. We hope our circle will become a circle within many circles, which will widen and grow!
Please note that the Work that Reconnects monthly circle is on hiatus this year while Rebekah finishes her studies. Some community events may still be organized by other community members, and Rebekah looks forward to offering regular circles again next year!
A budding group of activists, healers, and artists that meets once a month for a 3-hour workshop of WTR practices in Lawrence f*cking Kansas (it’s a local thing — but you could guess what we mean ;). We’re also talking about having a book/study club, regular potlucks, organizing trainings, and weekend/day retreats.
We are a group of men primarily in the Pacific Northwest who have experienced the Work That Reconnects as taught by root teacher Joanna Macy. We meet periodically to practice the work at various locations, including our homes as well as camping outdoors. If you are interested please contact us by email.
The Elm Dance, taken from Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, is a sweet, simple community ritual. Through the community dance and other practices, we are supported and inspired to change the destructive course of human activity by recognizing how much power we actually have to heal our world and ourselves. $10, suggested donation. All are welcome. Rhea Wolf is our guide. She has been practicing and facilitating Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects for over a decade.
We are a small group of eco-activists seeking solidarity and spiritual grounding. We meet monthly on a weekday evening from 7-9pm to practice the Work That Reconnects. We are interested in participating or helping to organize a longer retreat once or twice a year in the Metrowest area of Boston.
Work That Reconnects (WTR) Western Australia (WA) is a recently convened group of people committed to bringing the work of Joanna Macy to a broader audience in Western Australia. Joanna visited Australia and WA many times over the years and we are uncovering some of those earlier connections locally and across Australia.
We feel a sense of urgency – this catastrophic summer of fires has demonstrated the critical need for the work now. We are working hard to build our group, develop more facilitators and offer more ways of engaging with the WTR.
We held an immersion workshop late 2019 with more planned for early 2020 (in Perth, Margaret River and Denmark). We hope to hold a weekend Council of All Beings mid year.
We have links with Extinction Rebellion and this connection is also providing us with impetus.
Join us on Facebook to find out what we’re up to or email [email protected] Our aim is to provide many ways to engage, support and contribute.