CANCELLED: We Are All Pollinators:
A Weekend Immersion in the Work That Reconnects
May 29-31 (Friday 5 pm to Sunday 2 pm)
Still Waters Retreat Center, Voluntown CT
Led by Kirstin Edelglass
Cost: $325 (includes tuition, room and board)
Here’s the flyer.
Pollinators are an extravagantly beautiful and wildly diverse group of beings! They keep an ecosystem healthy by spreading the genetic information that is necessary for new life. Pollinators are facing grave dangers from toxins, habitat loss, industrialized farming, and climate change and so their future is uncertain. If we look deeply we see that we, too, are pollinators.
Join a community of up to 15 participants as we cross-pollinate through the Work That Reconnects, a body of ideas and group practices known worldwide for empowering change-makers in the transition to a more just and sustainable world. Drawing on Living Systems Theory, Buddhism, and Deep Ecology, Joanna Macy and her colleagues have co-created the work to help us re-examine the harmful assumptions and attitudes that now threaten all communities of life on Earth. An evolving edge of this work is to actively address the systemic roots of power, privilege and oppression in our society in order to be respectful and inviting for all. Learn how to be fully present to the suffering of our world and experience a shift from despair and apathy to gratitude and enthusiasm for collaborative engagement.