Alive in the Web: A Weekend Immersion in the Work That Reconnects
March 22-24, 2019 (Friday 5 p.m. to Sunday 2 p.m.)
Still Waters Retreat Center (in Voluntown, CT, USA)
Kirstin Edelglass (WTR Facilitator)
We are alive at a time of growing uncertainty and tremendous loss. Countless species, ecosystems, and human cultures around the world are endangered. How do we respond to this loss, and the daily barrage of distressing news? What do we do with feelings of overwhelm and despair? Where do we find inspiration for taking part in collective efforts for positive change?
Join a small community of 10 to 15 participants for this immersion in 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 evolving 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. 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. A current evolving edge of the work is to actively address the systemic roots of power, privilege and oppression in our society in order to create spaces that are respectful and inviting for all. 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.