Active Hope is about finding and offering our best response to the Climate Crisis unfolding in our world. It offers tools that help us face the mess we’re in and find/play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.
Active Hope is something we do rather than have. It involves being clear about what we hope for and then playing our role in the process of bringing that about. The journey of finding, and offering, our unique contribution to the Great Turning helps us to discover new strengths, open to a wider network of allies and experience a deepening of our aliveness. When our responses are guided by our intention to act for the healing of our world, the mess we’re in not only becomes easier to face, our lives also become more meaningful and satisfying.
Paul will complement and support the presentation and introductory practices of Active Hope, which are based on Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, with insights from the original Pali teachings from Buddha, particularly from the point of view of a how we can cultivate mindful responses to the Climate Crisis based on the timeless wisdom of these teachings.
Join us as we sample and engage in these powerful tools (including meditations, discussions and presentations) designed especially for us to build resilience during these turbulent times. We strongly recommend that you commit to the complete four session course, as it represents a journey from distress to hope.
There will also be a full day Active Hope workshop on 22nd March to go deeper into the practices – all welcome, whether you are able to attend the weekly course or not.
This course has grown from the work of Joanna Macy, David Loy and Bikkhu Analayo. To go deeper, we recommend you read their books:
Paul Wielgus has been a meditation teacher, facilitator and coach for over 25 years. In his earlier years he completed a 7 year foundation programme in Tibetan Buddhism. He led us in a wonderful Mindfulness course this time last year. He is now devoting his time to Climate Activism. Find out more.