Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy, PhD, is an American eco-philosopher, activist, and Buddhist scholar. In her writing, teaching, and other work, she addresses how people can respond psychologically and spiritually to the social and ecological challenges of the modern age.


Joanna Macy on the Great Turning

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy from "The Work That Reconnects", talking about the concept of a Great Turning.

Widening Circles: A Memoir

In this absorbing, and sometimes thrilling memoir, well-known eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, and deep ecology activist /teacher Joanna Macy recounts her adventures of mind and spirit in the key social movements of our era.

Meetings with Remarkable Women: Buddhist Teachers in America

This book celebrates the flowering of women in American Buddhism. Lenore Friedman set out to explore this phenomenon by interviewing some of the remarkable women who were teaching Buddhism in the United States.

If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.

A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time

A leading figure in Buddhist-informed social and ecological activism since the 1980s, Joanna Macy's life work is rooted in a profound study of the parallels between Buddhist and scientific worldviews.

Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects

Coming Back to Life has helped people transform denial, despair and grief in the face of the social and ecological challenges of our time.

World as Lover, World as Self: Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal

A new beginning for the environment must start with a new spiritual outlook. In this book, author Joanna Macy offers concrete suggestions for just that, showing how each of us can change the attitudes that continue to threaten our environment.


Deep Adaptation Q&A with Joanna Macy Hosted by Jem Bendell

Pass it On: Five Stories That Can Change the World

Eco-philosopher and best-selling author Joanna Macy, Ph.D., shares five stories from her more than thirty years of studying and practicing Buddhism and deep ecology.

The Greatest Danger

If you’re really paying attention, it’s hard to escape a sense of outrage, fear, despair. Author, deep-ecologist, and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy says: Don’t even try.


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