World as Lover World as Self Book Club

Facilitated by Barrie Risman

E-RYT 500 & Work That Reconnects Facilitator

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm ET 

February 28 – April 17, 2024

 *Replay available*

“Brilliant, visionary, and essential, this is one of the wisest and most important Buddhist-inspired books of our era. Joanna Macy is a master, and her powerful heart-centered work is a blessing, showing us how to transform ourselves and the world.”   - Jack Kornfield, Buddhist teacher

Join me, and fellow seekers from around the world, for an 8-week study of Joanna Macy’s ground-breaking and classic work. 

World as Lover, World as Self outlines the pivotal Buddhist teachings that underlie the Work That Reconnects, including deep ecology, general systems theory, and the Buddha’s teachings on interdependent co-arising. 

These concepts are brought to life and made accessible through the lens of Joanna’s personal insights and experiences over her decades of scholarship, spiritual practice, and activism. 

World as Lover, World as Self offers a heart-centred, innovative, and inspiring blueprint for social change and a compass to steady and strengthen us for the times ahead. 

Each session will include a facilitated discussion as well as Work That Reconnects practices to integrate the material into our lived experience.   

It will be wonderful to come together and dive into Joanna's brilliant and timely teachings in community! 

Sessions will take place on Zoom. You’ll receive the recording of the session that will remain available for 2 weeks.



February 21 – Introductory Session 7-8 ET - watch the replay below!

February 28 - Chapters 1, 2

March 6 – Chapters 3, 4

March 13 – Chapters 5, 6, 7

March 20 – Chapters 8, 9

March 27 – Chapters 10, 11, 12

April 3 – Chapters 13, 14

April 10 - Chapters 15, 16

April 17 – Chapters 17, 18



There is no set fee for this series. The suggested donation for all 8 sessions is $96 CAD. Please consider what can work for you. Our registration system requires a minimum of $1.00 CAD. Any amount is fine. Everyone is welcome!

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Introductory Session Replay

Recorded on February 21, 2024


Barrie Risman is an internationally-recognized yoga teacher, public speaker, and author. Her book, Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practiceis a guide for teachers and continuing students to deepen, expand, and integrate the benefits of yoga in their lives. Barrie has been guiding transformational practices and facilitating groups for more than 20 years. She teaches yoga around the globe through her ongoing classes, workshops, retreats, and trainings, both online and in person. Her work has been featured in Yoga International, Yoga Journal, and on CBC Television.