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Joanna Macy

Celebration of Interdependence: The Work that Reconnects

July 4th Workshop by Joanna Macy, Wednesday, July 4, 9:30am to 5:30pm, held at: Tai Chi Center of Chicago, 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave., 2nd floor, Chicago. Co-sponsored by Chicago Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, and Lakeside Buddha Sangha.

In this day-long 4th of July workshop led by Joanna Macy, we will explore our radical interconnectedness with all being, which is the central teaching of the Buddha. Through meditation, reflection, and interactive exercises we will discover how this radical opening can brighten our lives and bring us courage and solidarity for healing our world.

Suggested workshop donation is $50 to $20, more appreciated. Attendees are asked to bring bag-lunch or food to share, with lunch on site. Pre-registration required; limited attendance. To pre-register or for more information contact: [email protected]

Living the Fullness of Time

Monday evening Dharma talk by Joanna Macy, Monday, July 2, 7:45pm, following 7:10 Zazen and Service at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate. Everyone is welcome, no pre-registration required, any donation accepted.

Joanna Macy is a very inspiring teacher, scholar, activist, and long-time pioneer of Engaged Buddhism and Deep Ecology. Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. Many thousands of people around the world have participated in Joanna's workshops. The many dimensions of her work are explored in her books, including her new book, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy (with Chris Johnstone), and Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World (with Molly Young Brown); Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory; World as Lover, World as Self; and Joanna's memoir Widening Circles. Selected books will be available for sale.

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is located at 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, near Damen Avenue and the Irving Park Brown Line station. Free parking is usually available on nearby cross-streets.