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“The Work that Reconnects” Retreat – Feb 10th – 11th, 2018 – Providence Farm, Duncan

 Weekend Workshop/Retreat Feb 10-11th, 9–5pm, Providence Farm (on the traditional and unceded territory of the Quw’utsun People), St. Anne’s Building, 1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan, $140 (limited space – advance registration required)
Transition Cowichan and the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre are pleased to bring Jackie Larkin and Maggie Ziegler back to the Cowichan Valley to lead a two-day “Work That Reconnects – Reconnecting to Life” Retreat. Maggie and Jackie – educators, activists and facilitators who trained with eco-Buddhist philosopher Joanna Macy — have co-facilitated this experiential process for over sixteen years.
Rooted in a pioneering form of group work developed by eco-Buddhist philosopher Joanna Macy, this workshop/retreat will integrate a wide range of ideas and experiential processes, as well as time in nature. Participants will be supported to engage heart, mind and spirit in the task of renewing our connection to ourselves, our community and all life on earth. “The Work that Reconnects” emerges from the historical movements for social justice and for environmental sustainability as well as from spiritual traditions that honour the earth as sacred. It draws on the ideas and processes of deep ecology, systems theory and modern science.
If you’ve been overwhelmed by the unravelling of our world over the past year(..or years) – the climate crisis, species extinction, violent conflict, increasing inequality – this is a time for connection and renewal. Through experiencing our full range of feelings about our planetary crisis and deepening our understanding about our connection to all life, we can find courage and resilience to support ourselves and each other through these challenging times – and find meaningful and nourishing ways to engage in the work that is needed.
We hope you will join us.
This two-day non-residential retreat on Feb 10th-11th is $140 per person. Some partial bursaries are available. Space is limited so registration is required. We ask that participants bring their lunches. Coffee, tea and healthy snacks will be provided. For information and registration contact:
If you need a place to stay, billeting can be arranged.
For more information about Jackie and Maggie and their work see: