Joanna Macy Center at Naropa
Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy Center

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.

 

 

Now Hiring! 

Seeking a highly-organized, detail-oriented, big-picture dedicated program manager part time to coordinate workshops, events, communications, and operations of the center in collaboration with faculty and community advisory councils. If you have 2 - 3 years administrative experience including budget management and events, and a passion for Joanna Macy's work and contemplative education, follow the link below to learn more and apply today! 

LEARN MORE & APPLY

 Fall 2016 Workshops & Events

Save the dates and stay tuned—registration coming soon!

To become a member of the JMC for discounts, updates, and volunteer opportunities, join our email list by contacting Program Manager, Karta Elise Hassler.

 

WORK THAT RECONNECTS WORKSHOP

Saturday, September 17 / Dojo, Nalanda Campus

Featuring facilitation by long-time Joanna Macy student, shamanic practitioner, and JMC advisor Kathleen Rude. $10 Gen. / $5 JMC Members / Free for students

Convene in community to celebrate our care for the world and capacity for personal and relational resilience. The Work That Reconnects (WTR) is a practical, open-source, ever-evolving toolkit that anyone can use to build the stress-resilience, authentic community, and systems thinking needed in order to bring the change we wish to see in the world.

REGISTER

 

Rocky Flats Downwinders WTR Workshop

Saturday, October 15 / Facilitated by Kathleen Rude / Arvada, CO


*For Rocky Flats Downwinders (including friends and family of those) struggling with serious illness due to nuclear contamination. For more info email program manager Karta Elise Hassler. Learn more about the Rocky Flats Downwinders and Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardianship.


WTR Community-of-Practice

Sunday, October 16 / Dojo, Nalanda Campus

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 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.


Anti-Oppression WTR Workshop

Sunday, November 13 / Dojo, Nalanda Campus

Featuring co-facilitation by Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish & Ramon Parish. $10 Gen. / $5 JMC Members / Free for students

Convene in community to celebrate our care for the world and capacity for personal and relational resilience, with special attention to understanding the dynamics of privilege and oppression, honoring the pain of social injustice, and transforming our participation for a more just and resilient world.

The Work That Reconnects (WTR) is a practical, open-source, ever-evolving toolkit that anyone can use to build the stress-resilience, authentic community, and systems thinking needed in order to bring the change we wish to see in the world.


WTR Community-of-Practice

Sunday, December 4 / Dojo, Nalanda Campus

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 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.

 

To become a member of the JMC for discounts, updates, and volunteer opportunities, join our email list by contacting Program Manager, Karta Elise Hassler.

 

Overview of Events Spring 2017

More Details & Registration coming soon!


WTR Community-of-Practice

January 22 / Dojo, Nalanda Campus

Front Range Eco-Social Solutions (Bioneers)

February 3–5 / CU Sustainability, Energy & Environment Complex

Anti-Oppression WTR Workshop

February 12 / Virya, Paramita campus / A collaboration between the JMC & Naropa's Diversity & Inculsion Team

Joanna Macy: Communities of Practice (public events with Dr. Macy)

March 9–12 / Nalanda Events Center

Anti-Oppression WTR Workshop

April 8 / Dojo, Nalanda Campus / A collaboration between the JMC & Naropa's Diversity & Inculsion Team

WTR Community-of-Practice

May 27 or 28 / Dojo, Nalanda Campus

Ten-Day Intensive with Joanna Macy

June 19–29 / Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, CO

 

To become a member of the JMC for discounts, updates, and volunteer opportunities, join our email list by contacting Program Manager, Karta Elise Hassler.

 


About the Joanna Macy Center @Naropa 

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.

  • The Center is a platform for further advancement of and training in the WTR within Naropa University, the local community and the world at large.
  • We will create opportunities for research on her theories of the confluence of the Buddhist teachings, general systems theory, and the resulting social impact.
  • The Center will foster her vision around Nuclear Guardianship by promoting education and training future Nuclear Guardians.

Learn more about the roots and philosophy of JMC@N through videos. 

 

Dr. Joanna Macy

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.

Check out Dr. Macy’s announcement about the opening of JMC@N! 
 

Contact

The best way to find out more about the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa is to attend one of our events. For any other questions or to join our mailing list, please contact Program Manager, Karta Elise Hassler.