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Apr 2020

Offering WTR Online to Build Community Resilience.

Apr 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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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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May 2020

Mindfulness & Meditation Summit

May 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Cultivate Courage, Self-Compassion & Inner Peace as a daily pratice With various speakers, including our root teacher Joanna Macy Do you find it difficult to embrace the discomfort of the unknown? How are you relating to the prevailing, almost hypnotic tendency toward worry, overthinking, and fear? It’s fairly common to want guarantees and certainty in life… to try to force specific outcomes… to be anxious about what may come. Yet, these difficult states of mind can breed tremendous stress and…

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Jun 2020


Jun 21, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm PDT
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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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Sep 2020

A Wild Love for the World with Joanna Macy and Stephanie Kaza

Sep 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm PDT

Description The Zoom link to participate in this event will be provided 24-hours before the start date. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions. Saturday, 6 – 8 pm PT The great Covid virus teacher has brought us to the brink of widespread systems change and deep uncertainty about how things will unfold.  There is a hunger for understanding the links between ecosystem collapse and public health threats, between economic domination and racial injustice.  Systems thinking and Buddhist views…

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Mar 2022

Once You Know Film & Active Hope Workshop

Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm - Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm EDT

A viewing of the film "Once You Know," a film about climate anxiety, the future and how we can navigate it, showing on both March 25 and on March 26 followed by workshop with a time to explore our reactions, and the meaning of this film for our lives and future. How can we plan for an uncertain future with climate change on a damaged planet? How shall we live now? Sign up for a film screening on either March…

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May 2022

A Special Invitation: Joanna Macy and Our World

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

Message from Upaya Zen Center: We, unfortunately, need to postpone this program. Keep checking back for its rescheduled date. Sorry for this inconvenience.Upaya Zen Center welcomes beloved Buddhist author and visionary activist/scholar, Joanna Macy, to address our Socially Engaged Buddhist Training Program, along with the extended Upaya world community. With her will be close colleagues Stephanie Kaza and Wendy Johnson.We have chosen to open to the Mahasangha considering what is happening in the world at this time and the importance…

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Jun 2022

Climate Change As Spiritual Practice: A Deeper Exploration

Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Transforming Anxiety into Empowerment This gathering on June 27th is a follow-up to the gathering we recently had with Joanna Macy on June 14th. When you register today you will also receive the link to the video recording of the first meeting with Joanna. Join Joanna Macy, Author of Active Hope & Jonathan Gustin, Founder of Purpose Guides Institute & Special Guests David Schenck & Larry Churchill on Monday, June 27th 12pm-2pm PDT (3pm-5pm EDT) 1st hour - exploration of…

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Aug 2022

August 13th Spiral Journey Webinar

Aug 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

The Spiral Journey Facilitator Development Program has supported over 200 WTR facilitators since 2017. Many of our graduates are now integrating the Work That Reconnects into their lives, livelihoods and communities. In this webinar, we celebrate their experiences and involvement. Join us to be inspired by their stories and projects. The Great Turning is happening. Some people are sitting around watching it happen, wanting it to happen. Spiral Journey presents the innovative and exciting work of international facilitators who are…

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