The Work That Reconnects
with Joanna Macy
and Canticle Farm Team
at Canticle Farm in Oakland’s Fruitvale District
November 15 – 17, 2013
Friday, 7 - 9:30 PM; Saturday, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM; Sunday, 10 AM - 3PM
Come for teachings and interactive processes that wake us up to the
promise in the planetary crisis, and to our authority to act for life on
Earth. Known as the Work That Reconnects, and drawn from deep
ecology, living systems theory, and spiritual traditions, this group work
grows our courage, resilience, and solidarity for the healing of our world.
It helps clarify survival skills needed for navigating the chaotic times
ahead, as well as the unique roles we each can play in the Great Turning.
This workshop is being offered at
Canticle Farm, which is intentionally
grounded among the marginalized
and disenfranchised, where the
effects of militarization, social and
environmental disintegration are
most keenly felt. Canticle Farm is
intended as a platform for the
profound, systemic shift from an
industrial growth society to a life
sustaining society that is occurring in this moment of human
history. Joanna Macy refers to this shift as the Great Turning.
The purpose of Canticle Farm is to both exemplify and facilitate
this Great Turning, one heart, one house, one block at a time.
Space is limited. Full time attendance necessary. For more
information/to register: Anne Symens-Bucher: asymensbucher @ gmai l . com
At the end of the workshop we will invite you to contribute toward the real costs of the event; including dana for
Joanna Macy and her teachings as well as support for the work of Canticle Farm. Canticle Farm is experimenting
with the gift economy, which means that we are working on detaching the gift that we are giving from the
expectation of direct or immediate financial return. That said, we will be making our needs known and ask that if
you have the ability to contribute conventional currency to help us meet those needs, that you do so in order for
the gift to move forward to others.
Author, teacher, and Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is known the world over for her workshops for social and
environmental activists. Drawing on Buddhism, systems theory, and deep ecology, her work helps people transform
despair and apathy in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive,action. Joanna is the author
of several books, including her most recent, co-authored with Chris Johnstone,Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're
in without Going Crazy. Visit her website at www.joannamacy.net
Garden at Canticle Farm