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Joanna Macy A Wild Love for the World
A Buddhist philosopher of ecology, Joanna Macy says we are at a pivotal moment in history with the possibility to unravel or create a life-sustaining human society. Now entering her 90s, Macy has lived adventurously by any definition. She worked with the CIA in Cold War Europe and the Peace Corps in post-colonial India and was an early environmental activist. She brings a poetic and spiritual sensibility to her work thatâ€™s reflected in her translations of the early-20th-century poet Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that poetry as a lens on her wisdom on the great dramas of our time: ecological, political, personal. Joanna Macy is an activist, author, and a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology. Her 13 books include translations of Rilkeâ€™s â€œBook of Hours: Love Poems to God,â€ â€œA Year with Rilke,â€ and â€œIn Praise of Mortality.â€ She is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, a framework and workshop for personal and social change. Her new translation of Rilkeâ€™s â€œLetters to a Young Poet,â€ together with Anita Barrows, is upcoming in 2020. Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.
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The Time in Between
â€œA typewriter shattered my destiny.â€ So begins The Time in Between, Maria DueÃ±asâ€™s sweeping historic tale of love, high fashion, and espionage.