The Shambhala Prophecy told by Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy on the Shambhala Warrior from Chris Landry on Vimeo.


KGNU Radio interview with Joanna Macy: Three activists on preparing for the trump regime

Hemispheres, Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017; Host: Elena Klaver

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KGNU Radio recording with Dan Ellsberg: Nuclear Winter

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

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Have you read this issue of Deep Times

 Deep Times Cover


Deep Times is the official journal for the Work that Recconnects and can be found here

Here at the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa University, we are deeply  inspired by this  issue of Deep Times which addresses the impact of race and culture on the Work That Reconnects.

For more information on undoing opression and the work that recconects, please visit The Work that Reconnects site.  


Books by Joanna Macy

Coming Back to Life – Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects

Joanna Macy & Molly Brown

Coming Back to Life

The original Coming Back to Life has helped people transform denial, despair and grief in the face of the social and ecological challenges of our time. This new, completely updated edition repositions the classic work within the context of deepening global crises and the cognitive, spiritual and perceptual revolutions occurring all around us. Now Available at

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess we’re in without Going Crazy

Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone

active hope

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess we’re in without Going Crazy, co-authored with my long-time colleague Chris Johnstone of Bristol, England, aims to bring basic assumptions and ingredients of the Work That Reconnects to a mainstream readership. In the process some valuable new perspectives on the Work have emerged. For more information and to purchase: New World Library or

Pass It On: Five Stories that Can Change the World

by Joanna Macy

pass it on

Joanna shares five stories from her more than 30 years of studying and practicing Buddhism and deep ecology. Gathered on her travels to India, Russia, Australia, and Tibet, these stories testify to Joanna Macy’s belief that either humankind awakens to a new and deeper understanding of our interconnectedness with its planet or risks losing it. For more information and to purchase:

World as Lover, World as Self

by Joanna Macy

world as lover

World As Lover, World As Self – Courage for Global Justice and Ecological RenewalParallax Press, 2007.

This collection includes new thinking that guides my work, along with favorite portions of the original book, all freshly rewritten. For more information and to purchase:

Widening Circles

Widening Circles: A Memoir (New Catalyst Books, 2007)

widening circles
This story of my life recounts how a devout Cartesian, schooled at a french lycee, falls in love with her world and ends up as a Buddhist teacher of deep ecology. Adventures along the way move between Himalayan hermitages and political action, impelled by a determination to wed spirituality with social change. Now Available at

Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings

by John Seed, Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming & Arne Naess

thinking like a mountain

This book of readings, meditations, rituals and workshop notes prepared on three continents helps us remember that environmental defense is nothing less than "Self" defense. Including magnificent illustrations of Australia's rainforests, Thinking Like a Mountain provides a context for ritual identification with the natural environment, inviting us to begin a process of "community therapy" in defense of Mother Earth. It helps us experience our place in the web of life, rather than on the apex of some human-centered pyramid. An important deep ecology educational tool for activist, school and religious groups, Thinking Like a Mountain can also be used for personal reflection. Now Available at

Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory: The Dharma of Living Systems

mutual causality

Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems TheoryThe Dharma of Living Systems (SUNY Press, 1991). The two bodies of thought, that most shaped my life and work, are brought into dialogue, shedding light on each other and on our power to change. This book is based on my doctoral dissertation. For more information and to purchase:

Local Boulder Community resources

Boulder Shambhala Center:

Climate Culture Collaborative (C3):

Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardians:

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Joanna’s Website:

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Deep Times Journal:

Evolving Edge ( Undoing Oppresion):

Rowe Center:

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