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Joanna Macy: Spiritual Responses to the Great Unraveling: Guidance for the Way Forward from Earth’s Faith Traditions

May 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On behalf of The Sacred Wisdom Centre, we’d like to invite you to join us for this rare gift. Joanna Macy PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A foundational and respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweavjoannamacyes her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application.

Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. The multiple dimensions of this work are explored in her many books. Some like Coming Back to Life and Active Hope have been translated into many languages as she travels and teaches widely throughout the world. Joanna is also a noted published translator of Rilke poetry.

Her work helps us a see life and our place in the universe in a fresh way, transforming apathy and despair into love, care and responsibility for our planet and each other. She is one of the few to notice the positive evolution of our conscious attitudes through these times of social upheaval and ecological crisis.

“The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on earth is not that we are on our way to destroying the world – we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up – as from a millennia-long sleep to a new relationship to our world, to ourselves and to each other.”

Cost: $20.00 incl. HST regular admission ($10.00 incl. HST for students and others who require a discounted admission)

To register:

For more information, or to pre-order Joanna Macy’s books, which The Bookshelf will have available for purchase:

Books by Joanna Macy:

  • Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects
  • Active Hope: How To Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy
  • Widening Circles: A Memoir
  • World As Lover, World As Self
  • Pass It On: Five Stories That Can Change The World


May 9, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Sacred Wisdom Centre


The Arboretum Centre, University of Guelph