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Active Hope in the Time of the Coronavirus
May 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Do you have a sense of gloom and doom?
Are you concerned about how to go forth into the future?
In this time of uncertainty, we need more than ever to explore what gives us hope, what it is that we love and how to actualize these understandings. This two-hour webinar, based on the work of deep ecologist and elder Joanna Macy, is designed to use our virtual community to create a safe container for us to share our thoughts and feelings.
Many of us fear that if we talk about our difficult, scary feelings we might get stuck in despair. Yet we know that keeping things to ourselves does not release them but actually gives them more power. As we are sheltering in place, isolated from others, how do we develop a vision for the future?
To explore Active Hope we move through four stages: feeling our gratitude for life, honoring our pain for the world, discovering new ways of seeing based on the interconnectedness of all life, and then going forth empowered by what we have discovered within ourselves.
Join us for this webinar led by Lynne Iser and Mordechai Liebling, experienced and skilled facilitators, trained by Joanna Macy, who utilize these teachings in their daily lives and are gratefully in love with life herself.REGISTER
Lynne Iser Bio
Lynne Iser was the founding director of the Spiritual Eldering Institute and now serves as president of Elders Action Network. She has been facilitating the work of Joanna Macy, integrated with that of conscious aging, for the past 10 years in retreat centers and workshops – motivated by the need to make sense of these uncertain times and discern a path towards a just and thriving future – using the resources and wisdom of elders.
Mordechai Liebling Bio
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling was the founder and director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and was the founding chair of Shomrei Adamah the first American Jewish environmental organization. He has been trained by Joanna Macy in the Work That Reconnects and has led numerous retreats and workshops. He wrote the lead essay for the recently published Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis.