Kirstin Edelglass, a wilderness guide and psychosynthesis counselor, has been studying with Joanna Macy and facilitating the Work That Reconnectsfor almost two decades. Since 2011, she has assisted Joanna in leading this fall program at Rowe and in 2014 began co-leading the Earth Leadership Cohort – an annual program immersing young adults in this work and building strong communities of spiritual activists.
Assisting Kirstin will be Solomon Botwick-Ries, a farmer, food-justice organizer, and member of the fourth Earth Leadership Cohort; and Anne Goodwin, a songleader and climate activist who practices the Work That Reconnects in the Boston area.
October 20-22 (Friday-Sunday, Option 1)
October 22-27 (Sunday to Friday, Option 2)
October 20-27 (Friday-Friday, Option 3)
Kirstin Edelglass, with Solomon Botwick-Ries, and Anne Goodwin
Join Kirstin, Solomon, and Anne for this workshop on the Work That Reconnects, an interactive body of work known worldwide for empowering activists in movements for social justice and ecological protection. Joanna Macy and her colleagues have been developing and refining this dynamic theory and practice over the course of four decades, inspiring many thousands of people to engage wholeheartedly in The Great Turning to a life-sustaining society. Joanna, an exemplar of the ideals and values that are at the heart of The Rowe Center, offered these workshops annually for 34 years, and now it is the turn of a new generation to carry on what she began. Joanna writes:
“I wish I were coming myself, but I’m thrilled to know that experienced, brilliant, and openhearted Kristen Edelglass will be facilitating. There is no one that I have loved co-facilitating with more.”
A current evolving edge of the work is to address actively the systemic roots of power, privilege, and oppression in our society in order to create spaces that are respectful and inviting for all. Drawing on Living Systems Theory, Buddhist thought and practice, and Deep Ecology, the Work That Reconnects offers a way of seeing the world as our larger living body, helping us re-examine the harmful assumptions and attitudes that now threaten all communities of life on Earth. Learn how to be fully present to the suffering of our world and experience a shift from feelings of despair and apathy to enthusiasm for collaborative action and collective liberation.
Option 1 is the October 20-22 weekend program, open to everyone.
Option 2 is the October 22-27 weekday program for a deeper experience and understanding of the Work and is restricted to people with previous experience, including Option 1 participants. Option 2 costs twice the cost of Rowe’s regular weekend workshops, so you get one day for free. When you register for Option 2, please double the amounts of your program and accommodations fees.
Option 3, which we highly encourage, is to stay for both programs and receive a 10% discount on both plus the free night. When you register for Option 3, please triple the amounts of your program and accommodations fees and subtract 10%.