Joanna Macy on Liberation Dharma in the Time of the Great Unraveling
As we face what is happening to our country, our world--from accelerating climate chaos to oppressive use of police and surveillance powers--we can also discern guidance to be found in the Buddha Dharma. The ancient teachings serve not only to steady the mind, but also to reveal the power and promise of Sangha for both resistance and creative change.
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About the teacher:
Joanna Macy Ph.D., 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 learning from five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. 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 contemporary science.
Many thousands of people around the world have participated in Joanna's workshops and trainings. Her group methods, known as the Work That Reconnects, have been adopted and adapted yet more widely in classrooms, churches, and grassroots organizing. Her work helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world, as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth.
This program is co-sponsored with the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa University.