14th International IONS Conference

The Time of Our Lives: Opening to the Gifts of both Past and Future—Joanna Macy, PhD

“Then the knowing comes: I can open to another life that is wide and timeless.”
– R.M. Rilke

We can live our lives within a larger time frame than the short-term views driven by forces of technology and growth economics. Macy will share how embracing strongly felt relations with past and coming generations will call forth creativity, courage, and staying power for bringing into form a life-sustaining society.

Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy, PhD, scholar of Buddhism and Living Systems Theory, is known worldwide for her workshops for environmental and political activists. Known as “The Work that Reconnects,” her theory and methods function at the interface between social change and spiritual breakthrough. Her books include Pass It On; Coming Back to Life; World as Lover, World as Self; Widening Circles: A Memoir; and translations of Rilke’s poetry.


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