2021 continues to be a year marked by uncertainty and transition. Change is inevitable. Something is coming to an end and something new is emerging. Amidst this current moment of ecological and societal instability, what seeds can we plant for the future? How can we put our values into service for both human and non-human life? What are the inner and outer dimensions to the work of reuniting people, the living world, and the sacred? How can the teachings of spiritual ecology enable us to participate in re-weaving these threads?
This four-part course offers a deep dive into the emerging field of spiritual ecology: an evolving philosophy that is rooted in the understanding that ecological, cultural, and spiritual renewal are interdependent. Spiritual ecology and its values of interconnectedness, compassion, service, stewardship, and reverence for nature inspired the creation of Emergence. It offers the tools and framework to respond to the needs of the moment and opens up new possibilities for acting with kinship for the world. This course grew out of Kalliopeia Foundation’s Spiritual Ecology Fellowship.
Each week’s session will provide space for deep listening, reflective journaling, small group discussion, creative exercise, and contemplative practice. We’ll draw on stories from the publication and our contributors to explore the teachings of spiritual ecology together in a global community.
Please note that after the start of the course, the group will be closed to new participants. In between sessions, there will be assignments and reading.
Photo by Bear Guerra
|Part 1: Origins||Sunday, June 13||10-12:00pm (PDT)|
|Part 2: Principles||Sunday, June 20||10-12:00pm (PDT)|
|Part 3: Practices||Sunday, June 27||10-12:00pm (PDT)|
|Part 4: Project Application||Sunday, July 11||10-12:00pm (PDT)|