Taking Heart in Troubled Times with Joanna Macy 

Buddhist scholar, deep ecologist, and author Joanna Macy.

Buddhist scholar, deep ecologist, and author Joanna Macy.

Eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, and Rilke translator Joanna Macy, PhD, is a visionary leader in the movements to heal our planet, reignite our interconnected humanity, and chart a meaningful path into the future for our children. The modalities in her "Work That Reconnects" encourage engaged spirituality and activism for the benefit of all beings.

Author and coauthor of more than a dozen books, Joanna has led workshops and trainings around the world in universities and professional settings, in religious and spiritual faith communities, indigenous gatherings and government agencies.  

Joanna is widely recognized for the theoretical framework and eclectic experiential processes she has developed to support a shift toward a more compassionate, creative, and ecocentric awareness of being. In 2013, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bioneers Foundation. Numerous Vimeo and Youtube clips are available online. 

[Video: Joanna Macy at Bioneers]

[Video: Waking Up in Indra's Net, at Spirit Rock]

 "Learning to See in the Dark," a 2017 interview  by Dahr Jamail

Find more information on Joanna Macy H E R E.


The workshop will run 10 am - 5 pm. Doors open at 9 am. Please arrive by 9:45, so we can begin promptly at 10:00. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available in the foyer until 9:45.

Ticket price includes a vegetarian sandwiches, summer salads, and cool beverages for lunch. We will have a one-hour break, with lunch served in the dining hall and outdoors garden area (there are no nearby cafes). If you have special dietary requirements, please bring the food you will need. We will have coolers available for your use.

We will have limited space, so early registration is strongly encouraged!


Doors open at 9 am and the workshop will run 10 am–5 pm. Please arrive by 9:45, so we can begin promptly at 10:00. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available in the foyer until 9:45. Food and beverages other than water should be left outside the dharma hall. There are chairs as well as cushions for floor seating. 

PIMC is in a residential neighborhood. We ask that you please park a few blocks away if possible, to the respect neighbors. 

Accessibility: PIMC is modified to be accessible to those with mobility concerns. Please contact us at in advance so we can arrange appropriately for your participation. 

Lunch: Tickets include a light vegetarian lunch of sandwiches, summer salads, fruit, and beverages. Lunch will be in a dining hall and outdoor garden area. If you have special dietary preferences, please bring the food you need; we will have coolers available for your use. There are no cafes nearby and lunch will be just an hour.

    Ticket Information:

    Basic Registration: $125. 

    We welcome you to pay more if you are able, or to pay less if you need to.  We invite you to support others’ ability to attend by making a tax-deductible gift to Living Earth when you register, if you care to. 

    We welcome individuals from marginalized communities, as well as youth and those of modest means, to attend.  

    Alternative Registration [SOLD OUT]: Suggested options are  $95,  $65, or an amount of your choosing.

    Youth Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships for youth ages 16-26 will be available. Please see the simple Youth Activist application [see below]

    Youth Activist Scholarship Application - Applications due by July 7th

    Name *
    Please respond to the following questions. How old are you? How did you learn of the event? Are you in school? If yes, what is your field of study? (Note: being in school is NOT a requirement) What is your primary field of activism or major issue of concern? Anything else you want us to know about why you want to attend?


    Questions? Contact us now.  We’d love to hear from you!