Dancing at the Edge:
Transformative Resilience Facing Our Very Human Predicament.
We are excited to offer a five week course (Spring 2021) which will offer an empowering and transformative framework for engaging with human-caused collapse of Earth and Human Systems.
The global collapse of biological and social systems is the most challenging situation humans have ever had to face.
The course which will run Saturdays from June 26 through July 24, is designed for newcomers to the conversation but will also be of value to those who have been aware of it for decades.
In this abbreviated, five-week series, participants will have an opportunity to: explore a number of core topics within the collapse-aware conversation – engage in embodied practices for reclaiming individual and group, Center – and, connect with other kindred spirits, exchanging support, holding-space, and much needed help in seeing each others’ blind spots or Shadows.
Dates and Times for the five main Saturday classes:
All Five Saturday Zoom classes are divided into two sessions
(All times listed are Pacific Time / West Coast USA)
Big Group Seminar Session
9a – 1030a
Embodied Learning Session
1045a – noon
Dates for the five Saturday Classes.
July 3, 10, 17, 24
Each weekly session will offer deeply engaging, embodied practices, and a range of circle facilitation methods to encourage our group bonding and the deepening of each person’s facilitation skills for their own communities. The power of doing this work, vulnerably together, cannot be overstated. Each session will also be supported by curated content and online resources.
We are very excited to have you join us in this intimate and nourishing space. We are asking for a donation of $100 for participation in the course. However, we want all who desire to participate, to do so without hesitation. At each point in the sign-up process you will find a button, and/or a Coupon Code, “RESILIENCE”. By entering RESILIENCE during your check-out process, you will reduce the price of the course to zero.
We look forward to having you join us in this brief, but deeply engaging course. By clicking the “Join Course” button in this window you will be taken to a page full of course information, a brief introductory video, and easy access to the sign-up area.
Here’s to a transformative alternative to the despair, and disconnection that is ambient in the world today.
Here’s to a growing community committed to expanding our capacities to be present in the face of larger and larger stressors.
Welcome to a community offering: Transformative support and resources to people bravely facing human-caused collapse of Earth and Human Systems.
At the core of this work:
Sensemaking: Somehow untangling together, this global cynical chaos that has replaced civil discourse and common sense.
Reconnection with The Web of Life: At the heart of our human-caused collapse of Earth and Human Systems is our disconnection from: Deeper Self, Other People, Earth and Soul.
Reclaiming Center, Agency, Presence, so often lost in the
dehumanizing structures and perverse incentives of our
Business as Usual world.
Living in Two Worlds
An Introduction to Greater Aliveness & Reconnection in a Collapsing World
This is the first of a two-part introductory series and gateway into the Deep Academy library. This series offers a sober reframing of our current global situation from separation, inaction, misinformation, propaganda and apathy – to a grounded, vetted view of the actual impact of our Human Operating System on the Web of Life in which we live.
This will be an empowering reframing of our apparent shared human condition of learned-helplessness, learned-lack of agency and awareness – to a reconnecting with the primary sources of meaning, relationship and power in human life: Deeper Self, Other People, Earth and Soul.
This course is a primer for the creation of a self-generated set of practices intended to reconnect us with those primary sources of meaning . It is through these shared practices of reconnection, practitioners of this work experience access to new levels of aliveness, possibility and relationship – no matter how daunting a future they see ahead of them.
An Introduction to Greater Aliveness & Reconnection in a Collapsing World
This is the second of a two-part introductory series and gateway into the Deep Academy library. This course entails a bold, often uncomfortable, but deeply empowering exploration
into how each of us defines and discerns what it means to be Resilient.
Standing on the shoulders of the important work we’ve done in Part One, Living in Two Worlds, we can again self-assess what level of problem, challenge or predicament we are in, and how interested we are in building our resilience skills to face those apparent challenges.
Needless to say there is a large difference in the preparatory strategy of someone who sees the world as “just fine” and “maybe needs a few minor tweaks here and there.” – vs. a person who sees our world through a sober Global-Collapse-Aware perspective.
MIST:Meditation and Implicit Senses Trainingditation
This Meditation and Implicit Senses Training is a foundational embodied practice in this work of Living Resilience / Deep Academy.
Starting with the simplest forms of contemplative practice, a sincere practitioner can move from that starting level, through a powerful self-regulating practice of Coherence, and finally explore a far more activating and clearing practice in our, Deep Coherence and Clearing Meditation.
This course has a downloadable manual with full instruction and detail… which supports the long menu of downloadable audio and video recorded meditations.
For more information about MIST, or to sign-up for this course, click on the “Join Course” button in this window.
Take My Hand
Conscious Parenting in a Time of Stolen Dreams
Take My Hand: Conscious Parenting in a Time of Stolen Dreams is an ongoing, ever-growing set of very personal interviews with Collapse-Aware Parents. This Special-Focus series of parent and child interviews and curated support content is a remarkable opportunity to hear from Collapse-Aware families, what skills, capacities and practices they have adopted, to face our daunting future with sobriety, love and grace… or at least with as little struggle as possible.
The experience level and personal resource level of these parents range from a sense of overwhelm, struggle and even existential anxiety – to a sense of grounded wisdom, resilience and deep inner resourcing – as they share about the daily challenges of raising children in an era that is now commonly called, the Sixth Mass Extinction.
Far from being a morose and discouraging series of rants or complaints, this remarkably intimate series of interviews has proven to be a testament to the life affirming possibilities that can be generated, even when we see the world through a frame of predicament and collapse.
In addition to the interviews at the center of this Take My Hand series, we will also be posting support content ranging from related articles and videos to all manner of content that can remind us of the immense beauty of beauty of parenthood and childhood and of life itself.
There are many parents and non-parents alike who find great solace, kinship, and inspiration in their participation in their viewing of this remarkable series.
An online, on-demand study group for Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis hosted by Tim Remple
In Spring of 2021 we hosted an online study group focusing on the remarkable book by David Loy, Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis.
The live series is now complete. And, anyone interested in experiencing the recorded version of this engaging series can sign up at any time, to access all of the course materials, and of course, the recordings of all of the Zoom / video sessions.
Each session is filled with lively conversation – and the study group has no requirement of a Buddhist Practice. Please feel free to sign up and join us in the in-depth (now pre-recorded) study of this important book. At the end of the series the author, David Loy, joined us for a deep dive / Q and A. into his intentions for this book.
This course is offered free, in the Buddhist spirit of Dana… where the gift to the author and group leader is based purely on motivation and ability to pay. All proceeds will be donated to Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center RMERC.
To donate to RMERC through this project: