Joanna Rogers Macy is an environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology.
Environmental activist, author and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy talks about “The Work that Reconnects” and how it encourages activism that doesn’t alienate or blame, but brings people together.The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi gives a United Nations address about our need to confront climate change.Mark Ovland, longtime practicing Buddhist and activist with Extinction Rebellion, gave up training as a Buddhist teacher to join the environmental movement full time, at risk of assault and arrest. 
In our 9th episode, it’s a huge privilege to introduce Joanna Macy. Joanna is an environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. As Joanna turns 90 years old, with absolutely no intention of slowing down, Robin talks to her about her experiences with climate change over the decades and what has kept her motivation as strong as ever. Joanna takes us on an inspirational journey, discussing leadership and how it has been represented in the context of environmental issues, and how she feels leaders must act to prevent climate disaster. She talks about governmental and ecological systems and the reality faced by all of us. What we have to shed, before we move on into a brave new world. Joanna discusses what has moved to her to action, over the years and what has been part of her own evolution. We hope you enjoy this fascinating insight into one of the most respected voices in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology.
In our 9th episode, it’s a huge privilege to introduce Joanna Macy. Joanna is an environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. As Joanna turns 90 years old, with absolutely no intention of slowing down, Robin talks to her about her experiences with climate change over the decades and what has kept her motivation as strong as ever. Joanna takes us on an inspirational journey, discussing leadership and how it has been represented in the context of environmental issues, and how she feels leaders must act to prevent climate disaster. She talks about governmental and ecological systems and the reality faced by all of us. What we have to shed, before we move on into a brave new world. Joanna discusses what has moved to her to action, over the years and what has been part of her own evolution. We hope you enjoy this fascinating insight into one of the most respected voices in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology.
A Buddhist philosopher of ecology, Joanna Macy says we are at a pivotal moment in history with the possibility to unravel or create a life-sustaining human society. Now entering her 90s, Macy has lived adventurously by any definition. She worked with the CIA in Cold War Europe and the Peace Corps in post-colonial India and was an early environmental activist. She brings a poetic and spiritual sensibility to her work that’s reflected in her translations of the early-20th-century poet Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that poetry as a lens on her wisdom on the great dramas of our time: ecological, political, personal. Joanna Macy is an activist, author, and a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology. Her 13 books include translations of Rilke’s “Book of Hours: Love Poems to God,” “A Year with Rilke,” and “In Praise of Mortality.” She is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, a framework and workshop for personal and social change. Her new translation of Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet,” together with Anita Barrows, is upcoming in 2020. Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.
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Birthdate
May 2nd, 1929
Episode Count
8
Podcast Count
6
Total Airtime
5 hours, 26 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 113531