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For the Sake of Life on Earth: A Weekend Retreat with Joanna Macy and the Work That Reconnects
From Friday, April 20, 2012 -  06:00pm
To Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 04:00pm


Through silence, song, and poetry, as well as personal sharing and interactive exercises with nature and each other, we will grow our capacity to take part in the healing of our world. Here, in deep refreshment, we meet the soul's purpose. Each of our lives is played against a backdrop of war-making, hunger, extinctions and increasing climate chaos. The love that binds us to the living body of Earth shows us how to respond to the suffering of our time in ways that bring courage, creativity, and community.

Our days together will be informed by the Work That Reconnects, developed by Joanna over the last 35 years. Acting at the interface between social change and spiritual breakthrough, it draws from living systems theory as well as from ancient teachings of the world's religions. Wear loose clothing with layers for indoors and out, and come prepared to fall in love again with life.


Joanna Macy, PhD. is known worldwide as a Gaian teacher whose trainings strengthen movements for global justice. Her books include World as Lover, World as Self; Coming Back To Life; Mutual Causality in Buddhist Teachings and Systems Theory, and her memoir Widening Circles, as well as translations of Rilke's poetry.


We accept MasterCard and Visa (USA and Canada residents only). Select your preferred registration type: Overnight or Commuter. Mercy Sisters and Burlingame Associates may select the RSM-BurlAssoc special rate. Call 650-340-7454

NON-US RESIDENTS: Please do not register online. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for assistance.

Location Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA
Contact Catherine Regan cregan(a)
$265/$225 Commuter


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