Ecology of Awakening Immersion

Session: Summer
Type: Intensive, Synchronous
Units: 3
Academic Year: 2020 - 2021
Approval Required: No

Course will be four days between August 3-7 from 10am-12pm PST and on four days between August 10-14 from 1pm-3pm PST.

Spiritual leaders emerging in this time of disruption, injustice and uncertainty face a great challenge – a challenge that requires our greatest resiliency, connectivity and imagination. A central question for our time is: who do we need to become, as individuals and as communities, in support of a just transition toward a regenerative future? In the Ecology of Awakening intensive, we will open to the wonder of being part of a creative, living universe and live into the invitation to shape faith-based movements that encourage spiritual growth, societal transformation and care for the living Earth. We will consciously explore the mysterious and fertile meeting ground between our own creativity and the larger unfolding—between the personal and the cosmological—as we collectively re-discover and re-member who we are.

In light of our changed realities with COVID19, the Ecology of Awakening intensive will be taught over two weeks, with an expectation that four hours each day be dedicated to the intensive. Synchronous course time, which will take place on four days between August 3-7 from 10am-12pm PST and on four days between August 10-14 from 1pm-3pm PST, includes didactic time with core and guest instructors, group discussion, council practice, and one on one engagement with ‘tracking partners’. The remaining daily course time will be dedicated to discovering and/or deepening the connection to our own bioregion, through solo exploration and practices in the places we reside.

The Ecology of Awakening Immersion is appropriate for M.Div. and MASC students at any point of their program. The intensive relates to SKSM thresholds 2, 5 and 8 and the MFC Competencies 3, 4 and 7.

Faculty consent required. Please email with a brief description of what calls you to the course at this time.

Maximum enrollment: 16