Subtle Activism the Great Turning and the Work that Reconnects

Broadcast on September 10, 2015
With Joanna Macy & Sean Kelly

Joanna Macy

Author & Teacher, Scholar of Buddhism, Systems Thinking, and Deep Ecology

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D, author & teacher, is a scholar of Buddhism, Systems Thinking, and Deep Ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with learnings from six decades of activism. Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and postmodern science. The many dimensions of this work are explored in her thirteen books, including a newly released book, A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time.

As the root teacher of The Work That Reconnects, Joanna has created a ground-breaking framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. In the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, this work helps people transform despair and apathy into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world as our larger living body. This perspective frees us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth.

From the World Peace Library Subtle Activism the Great Turning and the Work that Reconnects

Inspiring Positive Social Change 2017 > International Peacebuilding & Global Citizenship > Subtle Activism
Broadcast on September 05, 2017
With Joanna Macy & Sean Kelly

As part of the Subtle Activism Summit, Joanna Macy, much beloved Buddhist teacher, activist and deep ecologist, and Sean Kelly, the profound writer and teacher from the visionary Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, engaged in a riveting conversation. Joanna spoke passionately about the choice we face to either participate in the “Great Turning” toward a life-sustaining society, or to remain in a sleepwalk toward disaster. And Sean brilliantly described his conviction that we are being called to actively participate in the awakening of Gaia, our planet-home.

During this inspired session, you'll discover:

  • The three basic ways to participate in the Great Turning: 1) Holding actions, 2) Creating new structures, & 3) Shifting consciousness
  • Joanna's experience of a massive peace meditation in Sri Lanka in the late 1990s
  • How the awaking to Gaia is happening through human awareness

Joanna Macy

Author & Teacher, Scholar of Buddhism, Systems Thinking, and Deep Ecology

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D, author & teacher, is a scholar of Buddhism, Systems Thinking, and Deep Ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with learnings from six decades of activism. Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and postmodern science. The many dimensions of this work are explored in her thirteen books, including a newly released book, A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time.

As the root teacher of The Work That Reconnects, Joanna has created a ground-breaking framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. In the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, this work helps people transform despair and apathy into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world as our larger living body. This perspective frees us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth.

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