Enter the Sanctuary to experience quiet, contemplation, stillness, sustenance and renewal.
Here you’ll find opportunities for circles, ceremony, prayer, ritual, dream work, envisioning, meditation, grief & empowerment work, and more.
Joanna Macy – The Work That Reconnects
The central purpose of the Work That Reconnects is to bring us back into relationship with each other and with the self-healing powers in the web of life, motivating and empowering us to reclaim our lives, our communities, and our planet from corporate and colonial rule.
Joanna is a beloved elder who has been doing “despair and empowerment” work for decades. The Work That Reconnects is a network that has resources and facilitators who are carrying on and evolving Joanna’s legacy; she is now in her 80s and while still very active, is beginning to step back and pass the torch. You can find her books, videos, trainings, practices, the on-line journal Deep Times, and more.
Based in California, USA
Cynthia Jurs – Earth Treasure Vase
Inspired by an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition, The Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project brings healing and protection to the Earth by filling consecrated clay vessels with prayers and offerings, and ceremonially burying them in the Earth in collaboration with indigenous elders, young activists and grassroots leaders in places where healing and protection are most needed around the planet.
Another site to savor. Read stories about the practice, the background, the ceremonies to date and what’s ahead. There are many ways to get involved, videos to watch and soon there will be a documentary.
Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Deena has spent a lifetime investigating Story as a form of knowing and healing. As a writer, she asks: Who do we have to become to find the forms and sacred language with which to meet these times? She conducts training groups on the spiritual, creative, political and ethical aspects of healing and peacemaking, individual, community and global, drawing deeply on alliance with spirit, indigenous teachings and the many wisdom traditions.
Deena is one of the wisest people I’ve ever met. She is a poet, novelist, essayist, storyteller, teacher, healer and medicine woman. She’s had a mystical relationship with elephants that you can real about in one of her several books. She also has a vision for how to evolve into the future called the “19 Ways To the Fifth World.”
Based in Topanga, California, USA
Andrew Harvey – Institute For Sacred Activism
When the deepest and most grounded spiritual vision is married to a practical and pragmatic drive to transform all existing political, economic, and social institutions, a holy force – the power of wisdom and love in action – is born. This force I define as Sacred Activism.
Andrew believes that the force of Sacred Activism will be the source of the birthing power that humanity needs to create a new world from the smoking ashes of the one that is now passing away. Besides the Institute, here you’ll find the St. Francis Sanctuary Project, School of Sacred Warriorship, events, videos, and must-read books.
Based in Melbourne, Arkansas, USA