World as Lover, World as Self: A Weekend Immersion in the Work that Reconnects

Coming in July 2021 (Friday dinner–Sunday lunch)

Kirstin Edelglass, MA and Coleen O’Connell

Program fee $130; room and board $230. Total cost $360
Program check-in: 4:00–6:00 pm Friday

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Join a small community for this immersion in the Work that Reconnects, a body of ideas and group practices known worldwide for empowering change-makers in the transition to a more just and sustainable world. Joanna Macy and her colleagues have been evolving this dynamic work over the course of four decades, inspiring many thousands of people to engage wholeheartedly in a Great Turning to a life-sustaining society. The work, an experiential approach, honors both the beauty and despair that exist in our world. Learn how to be fully present to the suffering of our world and experience a shift from feelings of despair and apathy to enthusiasm for collaborative action and collective liberation.


Kirstin Edelglass, MA, is a wilderness guide and counselor. She began studying with Joanna Macy twenty years ago and facilitates the Work That Reconnects in a variety of settings. She enjoys strengthening communities through singing, mindfulness practice, and exploration of the natural world.

Coleen O’Connell’s mission for the past 38 years has been to facilitate people’s relationship with the radical interconnectedness we have with the natural world. Yearly retreats for the past 25 years with Joanna Macy, sometimes as a co-facilitator, have been critical to Coleen’s staying present and active in the healing of our world.

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Adelynrood Retreat & Conference Center
46 Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922-2812

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