The Roots Teachings of Joanna Macy

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Online with the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa University


Finding Strength in These Uncertain Times A Work That Reconnects Online Workshop Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa and is offered to the community in response to the needs for resourcing and sanctuary in these times.

Join Lydia Violet Harutoonian online for an intimate experience with the Work That Reconnects (WTR). This work is a dynamic, interactive body of work developed by Joanna Macy, a scholar and respected elder in systems theory, deep ecology, and Buddhism as well as 50+ years of international activism. Together we'll experience tools and group exercises that we can rest into and organize with, in our desires to be effective allies to both planet and people.

Singing in a council of friends is one of the most healthful, encouraging, invigorating, and nourishing things that we know. Lydia will also teach songs and melodies stemming from traditions that have been resourcing the human spirit for generations. We will experience both the teachings of Joanna Macy and the power of music to resources as we face both the peril and promise of our time.

…"Lydia is an outstanding and trustworthy facilitator. With her understanding of its theoretical foundations and her skill in guiding practices, the music she interweaves serves to strengthen the Work, while weaving its own magic of joy, praise, and resiliency. ..everyone has a place in the choir. Supported by the healing fortitude of music, everyone has a place in the choir."- Joanna Macy

Lydia Violet bio: Lydia Violet Harutoonian, M.A., has studied dedicatedly with deep ecology elder and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy for the past decade, learning how we can metabolize climate despair, eco-anxiety, and community traumas into energy for resilience, action, and community healing. She runs The Music As Medicine Project, a non-profit dedicated to creating access to Macy's work, music, and music education as tools for cultivating resilient cultures in our communities.