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As Things Fall Apart – Reconnecting Through Active Hope

Explore this recorded Shambhala Online course at your own pace.

These are challenging times. Things in our lives, our communities, and the world feel like they are falling apart. How can we take this all in and not fall apart ourselves? By reconnecting to Active Hope. Active Hope calls us to live our lives in alignment with our vision of the world we long for. In this way, we become the change that can bring forth a just, regenerative, compassionate, and thriving world for all beings. 

We will engage with Active Hope through the life-changing process known as the Work That Reconnects. Pioneered by Buddhist scholar and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy over 40 years ago, the Work That Reconnects has continued to evolve and deepen as a practice to transform despair, grief, and overwhelm into inspired action and loving collaboration for the healing of our world.

 In this in-person weekend workshop, we will create a supportive community where we can ground ourselves in gratitude, honor our pain for the world, reconnect to active hope, strengthen our resilience, and find clarity around how we can play a part in healing our communities and our planet. This workshop includes experiential practices, inspirational readings, meditation, and simple rituals. It’s engaging, and invigorating and gives us tools for dealing with the challenges of living in volatile times. Participants are expected to attend both days. Space is limited, reserve your place!

Kathleen Rude smiling in front of a garden, wearing a blue knit top

Program Facilitator: Kathleen Rude was mentored by Joanna Macy, internationally acclaimed eco-philosopher and root teacher of the Work That Reconnects. They continue to share a close friendship. Kathleen is a senior facilitator of The Work That Reconnects, leading workshops in person and online. She serves as a Weaver in the Work That Reconnects Network. She has created A Guided Self-Practice of The Work That Reconnects (42 minutes), available as a digital download.



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2024-07-15 14:45:14