May 01 - May 06

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy
Joanna Macy, Kirstin Edelglass, Aravinda Ananda, Joseph Rotella



Please Note: This popular program is now full, but you may wish to register for Joanna's other 2015 Rowe workshop, "The Growing Storm: The Work That Reconnects Accompanied by Rilke's Poetry," September 25-27. For more information and to register

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 Learn how to turn despair and apathy in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises into constructive, collaborative action.

Joanna is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology and a respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and environmentalism. She interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism for peace and social justice. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, known worldwide for empowering activists in social and ecological justice, she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. This dynamic, interactive body of work has inspired many thousands of people to engage wholeheartedly in the Great Turning to a life-sustaining society, bringing a new way of seeing the world as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten all life on Earth. 

During this week-long program, Joanna will be assisted by colleagues she has specially trained for this work: Kirstin Edelglass, Aravinda Ananda, and Joseph Rotella. The Work That Reconnects follows a Spiral of four stations: Kisten will lead in the first half of the Spiral, with the help of Joseph and Aravinda. Joanna, arriving May 3, will facilitate the second half of the Spiral, assisted by the others. Participants must take the entire program, including all four stations of the Spiral.

This program costs twice Rowe's regular price for a weekend workshop -- you get one day free.

Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is the author of Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy (with Chris Johnstone) and Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World (with Molly Young Brown). Her many other books include her memoir, Widening Circles, her translations of Rilke’s poetry, and World as Lover, World as Self.

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