Active Hope Workshop

Active Hope

 A Workshop of The Work That Reconnects

facilitated by Aravinda Ananda and Joseph Rotella

June 14, 9:30-4:30

Marshy Point Nature Center

Baltimore, MD


The challenges we face can feel paralyzing: climate chaos, mass extinction, abject poverty, institutional racism, and the heartbreaking list goes on. How can we remain resilient in the face of such devastation? How can we be replenished and empowered to play our part in the healing of our world?


Join us for a daylong workshop as we follow the spiral of the Work That Reconnects – grounded in gratitude, we open to honor the pain of our world; opening to new insights, we see with new eyes and go forth in our work for the healing of our world.


Developed by Joanna Macy and others, the Work That Reconnects is a groundbreaking group methodology for navigating our despair and emerging grounded, centered and renewed for the work ahead. Loved by hundreds of thousands of people the world over, the Work That Reconnects draws on deep ecology, living systems theory and engaged Buddhism, and offers experiential practices for responding to the condition of our world. 


About the Facilitators:

Aravinda  Ananda and Joseph Rotella have studied numerous times with Joanna Macy and have been facilitating the Work That Reconnects for five years.  They are both on the Interhelp Council - a group of Work That Reconnects facilitators, and in the past year have hosted two immersions in the Work That Reconnects for young adults. They have offered workshops in many different settings and feel honored to share this work with others.


Registration:  The workshop is full and we are no longer accepting registrations. If you want to be placed on the waiting list please register online.


Information:  Email or call 410-357-9523.


Cost: This workshop has a base fee of $25 to cover the costs of space and materials. The rest of this workshop is offered on a gift economy/donation basis – you offer what feels right to you to thank the facilitators for what they have shared and to support their work. 


Food: Please bring your own bag lunch and a snack to share with the group.


Co-Sponsors:  Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, Heathcote Community, and School of Living

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 9:30am to 4:30pm