I am Faculty lead for the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa University, Associate Professor in the Environmental Studies Department, and have worked closely with Joanna Macy. Among the courses I teach are Innerwork for Resilient Leaders and the Work That Reconnects. A practitioner and teacher of meditation for nearly 40 years, I emphasize the importance of awareness and compassion, as well as the power and insight of the natural world and its application for earth stewardship, personal sustainability and climate justice. I have led wilderness solos and retreats for spiritual groups, those in service of the Earth and community activists through out the country and internationally addressing the inseparability of ecological and social justice. I am committed to the creation of a socially just, ecologically sustainable and spiritually fulfilling society.
Audiences I work with
University students, faculty and staff. Interfaith community (we are part of Green Faith ) Participate in Environmental and Spirituality annual Symposiums. Work with Boulder Rights of Nature locally. I am a member of IDA - the International Dark Skies Association and have presented workshops on the value of Dark Skies, physically, medically, environmentally and spiritually. Bioneers community and local activists ("green teams" of different spiritual organizations.
Experience facilitating other events & workshops
What year did you begin facilitating the Work That Reconnects?
I have led numerous workshops, talks and community gatherings at Naropa. I have a podcast that is accessible through Mindful U and Naropa's website. Led a one day workshop on the Work That Reconnects at Ft. Collins Unitarian Universalist Church sponsored by their Climate Justice Ministry.,
feb 2017, "How to Keep Loving in a Broken World". I was part of a 2 year curriculum of the World WisdomsProject giving a talk on the Buddhist perspective on caring for the Earth and included the work of Joanna Macy, in February 2018.
I led a three day weekend retreat with the ShowMeSangha in Columbia Missouri this past March including the sangha members and many local activists which incorporated a Council of All Beings stand alone event on Saturday night.
I led a workshop on the Work That Reconnects at the Symposium the Joanna Macy Center co-sponsored with the Boulder Shambhala Center, "Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate Change."August 2016.
(I will try to send links to some of these but not on this form)