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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.

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Spiritual Practices for Times of Crisis

The greatest gift we can give our world is our presence, awake and attentive. What can help us do that? Here, drawn from ancient religions and wisdom traditions, are a handful of practices Joanna Macy has learned to count on.

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Waking Up in Indra’s Net—Joanna Macy at Spirit Rock, Oct. 5, 2015

Be inspired to take action for the Earth with this talk by Joanna Macy (environmental activist, Buddhist scholar and author) given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center during Earth Care Week 2015.

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Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World

Many of us feel called to respond to the ecological destruction of our planet, yet we feel overwhelmed, immobilized, and unable to deal realistically with the threats to life on Earth.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIf 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.

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Dial Up the Magic of This Moment: Philosopher Joanna Macy on How Rilke Can Help Us Befriend Our Mortality and Be More Alive

Philosopher Joanna Macy on how Rilke can help us befriend our mortality and be more alive: “Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love.”

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Joanna Macy: Post-Doom with Michael Dowd and Barbara Cecil

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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.

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Why We Need the Great Turning

It’s the movement of all those who want to create a life-sustaining society, writes Joanna Macy, and it’s even more important at a time when the future looks so bad.

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Joanna Macy & Jonathan Gustin - Pandemic as Practice

Recorded April 24th, 2020 1000 people gathered on Zoom to hold a "Anxiety-to-Empowerment" Council Discover the place where " your deepest gladness and the world's deep hunger meets." - Frederick Buechner Discovery your soul-level purpose with a soul-infused community at Purpose Guides Institute.

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“The Courage to See, the Power to Choose” with Joanna Macy

Non-stop war-making, climate chaos, lost harvests, poisoned seas and bodies, refugees in the millions pouring over borders while millions of Americans are locked in prison.

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