The Joanna Macy Center at Naropa (JMC@N) seeks to advance the vision and legacy of Dr. Joanna Macy’s work in order to empower present and future generations in building a more resilient world that works for all.
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A Partnership with CU Boulder's Environmental Center & Some Kind of Paradise
From Standing Rock to Black Lives Matter to the alarming dimensions of this so-called election, these challenging times call us to find deeper ground—whether for our work to create to a more just world, or simply for the sake of our own sanity! Logic alone may not save us. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, numb, powerless, enraged; if you’re struggling with burnout, or feel the stirrings of a bigger calling: join us to commune and explore new ways of approaching our predicament while finding new sources of strength and resilience. We will gather in an inclusive, multi-racial, multi-gendered, multi-generational space to build with interactive tools paying special attention to:
The Work That Reconnects (WTR) is a practical, open-source, ever-evolving toolkit developed by elder teacher Joanna Macy that anyone can use to center, build authentic community, and leverage the systems thinking needed to bring the change we wish to see in the world.
An opportunity to practice co-facilitating and experience the spiral of the WTR in a safe and inclusive environment. Participants are invited to volunteer to co-facilitate exercises in advance. FREE!
Prerequisite: Attendance at a minimum of at least two WTR events in the last year (through the JMC, Naropa curriculum, or other workshop), such that participants are familiar with the underlying philosophy of this work, structure of its process, and the experience of several exercises.
Recommended Reading & Sourcebook: Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects, by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown.
More details & registration coming soon!
January 22 // Dojo, Nalanda Campus
February 3–5 // CU Sustainability, Energy & Environment Complex
February 12 // Virya, Paramita campus // A collaboration between the JMC & Naropa's Diversity & Inculsion Team
March 9–12 // Nalanda Events Center
April 8 // Dojo, Nalanda Campus // A collaboration between the JMC & Naropa's Diversity & Inculsion Team
May 27 or 28 // Dojo, Nalanda Campus
Mission: The Joanna Macy Center at Naropa (JMC@N) seeks to advance the vision and legacy of Dr. Joanna Macy’s work in order to empower present and future generations in building a more resilient world that works for all.
Building a more resilient world through Dr. Macy’s work, we focus on three specific areas: her root teachings known as The Work That Reconnects (WTR), Liberation Buddhist scholarship, and Nuclear Guardianship.
Dr. Joanna Macy is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology; she has been a visionary force in environmental activism for over five decades. Her groundbreaking work, The Work That Reconnects, draws from spiritual traditions, general systems theory, and deep ecology to inspire a transition to sustainable human culture.
The best way to find out more about the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa is to join our mailing list and attend our events. For any other questions please contact Program Manager, Karta Elise Hassler.