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Deeptime Leadership & Wellbeing Program

2022 – 2023

Full 9 Month Program Starts Sept. 21, 2022
With or Without Certificate


There is nothing more critical than leadership for our moment of transition to a flourishing future.  This course is indispensable for such a transition – thoughtful, comprehensive, and engaging.  Sink in and be deeply transformed!  

Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-author and executive producer, Journey of the Universe; and director, Forum on Religion & Ecology

Three Modules: Join each module separately, OR the whole 9 months. Receive a certificate with 9 month program!  62 PD hours approved by AMS (American Montessori Society). Opportunity to receive credit for the Deeptime Leadership Program in Antioch University’s Individualized Master of Arts Program.


Join a Live INFO Session on Thursday.  New Sessions!  Click here

Meet the Certified Deeptime Leaders, Class of 2022. Click here!

Read comments from participants about the Program. Click here! 

What if leadership starts with loving

and understanding our spectacular universe!

A New Way of Leading & Being . . .

Whether you’re a student, activist, educator, artist, therapist, politician, spiritual leader or more, you’re a leader giving birth to a new culture in which humans come into a mutually beneficial relationship with the Earth and each other.  Seeing our place and role inside of deeptime, thinking long term with the whole in mind, and working with the creative powers all around and within us are key for this pivotal evolutionary moment.

We are created to evolve the cosmos. — Maria Montessori

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. . . based on Cutting Edge Ideas in Cosmology and Earth Wisdom

Drawing together four wisdom traditions — indigenous, classical religious, modern science, and women — this Program draws on insights from leading thinkers, practitioners and visionaries such as Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Maria Montessori, Duane Elgin, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, David Christian, Matthew Fox, Barbara Holmes, Vanaessa Machado Oliveira, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Fritjof Capra, Eric Chaisson, Ursula Goodenough, Jeremy Lent, Herman Greene, and others.

What’s DEEPTIME Leadership? 

  1. Anyone can be a DT leader anytime, anywhere.
  2. It starts with a perspective of the deep past, the deep future, and the deep present.
  3. It engages with others and Earth’s living systems.
  4. It evolves Earth toward a flourishing future.
  5. It embraces risk.
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    • Views the Universe is primary; and everything is derivative of the universe.
    • Understands that the universe is evolving (characterized by Cosmogenesis)
    • Empowered by a basic science-based narrative of Cosmic, Earth, and Human evolution
    • Shifts perspective from separation to radical relationality
    • Know that human destiny  depends on a flourishing Earth community.
    • Shifts perspective from subjectivity limited to humans to subjectivity of the whole


    • Experience awe, reverence and gratitude for Cosmos and Earth
    • Listen deeply to the many voices of the Cosmos in Earth, plants, animals and humans
    • Appreciate the importance of different ways of knowing — science, spirituality and the arts — for transforming culture
    • Be willing to be on the front edge of evolution, outside the comfort zone.


    • Know one’s own voice and story; and see one’s self inside a deeptime context.
    • Move away from an extraction model toward reciprocity, exchanging energy.
    • Practice inclusiveness and radical hospitality.
    • Identify attitudes and behaviors in themselves that support hinder transition to the Ecozoic.
    • Use personal discernment practices for what’s emerging with the four principles for decision making.
    • Participate in communal embodied experiences of these insights.


    • Collaborate with humans and Earth’s living systems to create a deep future.
    • Enact deeptime principles to bring about an Ecozoic Era and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
    • Evoke individual and communal voices and stories and contextualize them inside of deeptime.
    • Facilitate decision making using  four deeptime principles
    • Lead from an embodied experience of these insights
    • Facilitate experiences and meaningful rituals that help participants embody insights
    • Facilitate peer group support that embraces resonance & dissonance as ways that the universe evolves.
    • Facilitate embodied practices to stay grounded and centered.
    • Facilitate communal discernment using the four principles.

Our Presenters

Stephan Martin

Brian Thomas Swimme

Gerardo López-Amaro

Yona FrenchHawk

Penny Andrews

Jennifer Morgan

Orla Hazra, PhD

John Leydon

Sarbmeet Kanwal, PhD

Matthew Fox

Elizabeth Carranza

Lisa Verni

Mary Evelyn Tucker

Ambie Abano

Kim Bella, Ph.D.

Marianne Rowe, MS

Kendra Kehde

Margie Abbott

Cliff Berrien

M.J. Zimmerman

To see presenter bios for all modules in the Leadership Program, click here.

Leadership with the Ecozoic and . . .


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Thomas Berry suggested the name “Ecozoic” to define an era where humans live with mutually enhancing relationships with each other . . . and with the whole Earth community.  He considered the successful emergence of the Ecozoic Era as the Great Work of our time.

History is governed by those overarching movements that give shape and meaning to life, by relating the human venture to the larger destinies of the Universe.    — Thomas Berry, The Great Work

Deeptime Mini Story by MJ Zimmerman (psychotherapist) Albuquerque, NM (US)Working on environmental or social justice issues, I meet people anxious about the future of our society and of Earth. When I share that we are part of a vast emerging universe, full of immense energy and creativity, and that our desires for justice and for a healthy Earth are the universe acting in us, it frees them to do their work with more hopefulness.  Many people are drawn to transforming how we relate to each other and the Earth community. Through them, the universe will inspire solutions we cannot yet imagine.   To see other deeptime mini stories, click here.

 . . . Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and . . .


When we understand our deeptime context, radical relationality, subjectivity of the whole and everything, and action as participating in evolution . . . everything changes.  We are empowered to work with larger forces to make radical inclusivity a reality for humans and all species.


Deeptime Mini Story by Rebecca Sophia Strong (psychotherapist, cosmic story teller):  Halfway through a performance of Cosmogenesis, a man entered off the street. He sat listening. After hearing the 13.8 billion-year story, people speak. When he stood, this man said; “I walked in here tonight thinking I was just a black man. Now I feel differently. Now I know that I belong. I belong to this Earth and Cosmos. I am not just a black man, I am a beautiful black man … and … I am cosmic.” This is why I share the story.   To see more deeptime mini stories, click here.

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. . . Personal Wellbeing as Our Omega Point.


We’ve been astounded by the number of comments from participants about how they finally feel at home in this community and Leadership Program, and that connecting themselves to the larger picture through multiple ways of knowing has had a significant psychological impact on their lives. It leads to a personal sense of purpose and wellbeing that in turn profoundly enhances their leadership and experience of life.


Deeptime Mini Story by Rebecca Sophia Strong (psychotherapist, cosmic story teller):  Halfway through a performance of Cosmogenesis, a man entered off the street. He sat listening. After hearing the 13.8 billion-year story, people speak. When he stood, this man said; “I walked in here tonight thinking I was just a black man. Now I feel differently. Now I know that I belong. I belong to this Earth and Cosmos. I am not just a black man, I am a beautiful black man … and … I am cosmic.” This is why I share the story.   To see more deeptime mini stories, click here.

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Follow your Allurements Inside Community:

Be inspired!   *  Be creative!  *  Be in action!

This program is an incubator where you can explore your passion, deepen your understanding, and synergize with others in applying the New Cosmology in your life and putting it into action in the world. You will be amazed and inspired by the remarkable people participating in these courses.

[Dolls created by Francoise Bosteels, Bangalore, India (participant in Spring 2021 course).]

Deeptime Mini Story by Elizabeth Carranza (activist, teacher) Cavite, Philippines: Telling young people the Universe Story and expressing it through art and creative embodiment brings them to a deeper consciousness of the interconnectedness, interrelatedness, and interdependence of all that is. One, after dancing as Star Tiamat, expressed gratitude to this Supernova for offering her life so other beings, including humans, may be. This Bigger Story inspires them to commit themselves to care for Earth. They realize that caring for Earth is caring for oneself, too.  To read more deeptime mini stories, click here.

Work on a project!

Bring the work that you’re already doing into the creative vortex of a supportive deeptime community or start a new project.  To see interests that participants have pursued in our courses, and that you can pursue in this program, click here

To see projects in the 2021-2023 Program, click here

Whatever mysterious force that has been at work throughout all these years, has not gone to sleep or retired, just because we humans came along. All you have to do is to let your consciousness be flooded by that force and you will know what to do.Brian Swimme

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Two Sections to Accommodate Different Time Zones

1:  Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM ET (US):  Sept. 21 to June 14
2:  Fridays 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET (US):  Sept. 23 to June 16
All meetings are recorded & can be viewed by participants any time. 

 Time zone calculator, click here!

Module 1:

Introducing the New Cosmology

Section 1: Sept. 21 to Dec. 14
Section 2: Sept. 23 to Dec. 16

Explore the universe from a Deeptime perspective that sees the cosmos as: 1) our largest context, a vast differentiating single entity; 2) our matrix, a communion of interconnected relationships; 3) subjective, a field of self-organizing creativity in which we’re embedded and have our being; and 4) a domain where action means participating in evolution.  Explore the science and meaning of these four principles and how they provide a revolutionary approach to leadership, self-empowerment, and transformation.


Module 2:

Applying the New Cosmology

Section 1: Jan. 11 to March 22
Section 2: Jan. 13 to March 24

How does this expanded deeptime view empower personal and cultural transformation in daily life? We explore what this model of the universe means for innovative leadership, community renewal, and decision making.  Leading experts from around the world will present examples of  applying these principles in ways that have inspired thousands of people in all sizes of organizations in the fields of law and governance; religious, spiritual, and cultural renewal; education and learning; and psychotherapy, healing work, and other fields.  You’ll have a chance to work with mentors in different areas including: current issues, institutional change, and movement building; religious and spiritual practice; therapy and healing; education; evolving culture through rituals and ceremonies; and indigenous and Ecozoic ways of knowing.

Module 3:

Deeptime Leadership Practicum

Section 1: April 5 to June 14
Section 2: April 7 to June 16

In the third module, we harvest the wisdom of the first two modules and apply it to personal and communal projects. Working with highly-skilled mentors and in peer supported pods, participants can synergize and accelerate the creative process of implementing their projects and sharing their passion with the world. Participants will learn innovative approaches to decision-making, emergent dialogue and leading from their own creative center while skillfully navigating diversity, adversity, and the uncertain terrain of the emerging future. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their projects with their peers and the larger course community.


Deeptime Mini Story by Stephan Martin (educator) Ashville, North Carolina (US):  I share with my students the insight that we don’t live in the universe but that we are the universe in human form. There is a palpable shift in the room, almost like a collective gasp. An opening to a wider world of possibilities takes place. Teaching from a Deeptime perspective expands my role as a guide to the tools and resources to help students step into a larger vision of themselves and their deeper role in our shared cosmic journey.  To read more deeptime mini stories, click here.

By understanding and collaborating with the larger dynamics of the universe,
we can assist in the emergence of a new form of human presence that aligns with,
supports, and enriches the natural systems
of Earth and all her inhabitants.  — Stephan Martin

How is a Deeptime Leader Different?

To read the benefits of Deeptime Leadership, click here!

Traditional Leader

Deeptime Leader

  • Misses the big picture of the evolving universe. Focuses on short-term, limited gains and narrowly defined goals.
  • Sees every situation through Deeptime eyes and the perspective of dynamic, creative evolutionary process. Knows that the universe is fundamentally a transforming, interconnected system that can be aligned with for the benefit of the whole system.
  • Autocratic and hierarchical. Draws on a small circle of trusted advisors and the organization’s “bottom line” to make decisions and set goals.
  • Holistic and holonic. Draws on the power of interconnected relationships throughout the organization and the natural world for guidance and decision-making. Deeptime leaders attune with the governing themes of the universe.
  • Sees the benefits of the organization for a limited “market-share” or specific population. Seeks to establish financial relationships with clients and consumers.
  • Is guided by cosmic principles and global ethics that align organizational activity with the natural world and the dynamics of the universe to create a flourishing future that benefits all life.
  • Applies well-established, rationally calculated approaches to maximizing profit and productivity.
  • Sees everything as inside a vast field of self-organizing creativity and uses innovative approaches to align with that creativity in an evolutionary context.
  • Sees chaos, uncertainty, and breakdowns as failures of leadership or personal ability.
  • Recognizes chaos, uncertainty, and breakdowns as opportunities for new growth and emergence
  • Sees organizational action as benefiting consumers, stakeholders, and shareholders.
  • Sees that organizational action guided within a Deeptime context is actively participating in the evolutionary process that benefits all.
  • Operates from a limited perspective that may or may not be personally fulfilling or relevant.
  • Operates from a place of deep personal fulfillment that is supported by cosmic lineage of the past, expresses the capacities of the expanded present, and holds the vision of a flourishing future

To read the benefits of Deeptime Leadership, click here!


Deeptime Mini Story by Sr. Gail Worcelo (founder, Green Mountain Monastery) Greensboro, VT (US):  The Sisters of the Earth Community, co-founded with the late Thomas Berry, is engaged in the Deep Time impulse taking place within Christianity and other world religions.  This moment of grace is significant because these long standing spiritual traditions offer gravitas and stability in this time of chaos and confusion. They also provide deep foundational tools for the transformation of consciousness as Christianity and humanity as a whole enter a Cosmological Phase.

Our Theory of Change . . .

When we see ourselves as integral to the Cosmic Adventure . . .

  • Our zest for participation is unleashed.
  • The universe becomes our teacher and guide.
  • We trust and work with the creativity of the universe.
  • We embody and fully express our gifts in the world.
  • We draw on the wisdom of deeptime to create a flourishing deep future.
  • We embrace synergy to become catalysts for evolution


* Earth’s Curvature, painting by Imogene Drummond

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Love is the most powerful and still most unknown energy in the world. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


What people are saying about the Deeptime Network . . .

" It is so supportive to have a whole community, from around the world, working together to embody and live out a deep connection to the new cosmology in its ethical and spiritual dimensions. We are the Universe emerging. "
- M.J. Zimmerman

" After 20 years of living into the Universe Story, I was reawakened to how truly empowering it is through what is emerging for others on parallel paths from around the globe. "
— Penny Andrews

" If you're seeking a meaningful story that explains our place in our Universe and in Nature, and like-minded global citizens, this course may be your next step on that journey. " - David Morton Rintoul

" Everything I have known in life is being integrated into unifying perspectives and connectedness which come like seeds being nourished from a deep space of love, abundance, and creativity "
— Marides "Madett" Virola-Gardiola, Philippines

Deeptime courses are not just about learning new ideas, they are a way to commune together to help each other spiral upwards to new heights of wisdom and awakening. "
— Sarbmeet Kanwal

" I am co-creating a space for children older than 7 years old and this course has been granting me a deeper understanding of how I want to position myself and act in this space while deep listening to children. " — Joana Benetton, Brazil

" Being around so many talented and confident people has helped me with developing a children’s book for Montessori Sunday school. " — Nancee Cline

It is all and more than I expected – I am not new to the material though have certainly learned and gained new insights into the wonderful planet we call “home”. 

The assignments are doable, interesting, and inviting.  I am enjoying the course very much.

Am loving it. The small groups are wonderful. It is such a marvelous group of participants. The networking is fabulous.  Love the opening and thoughtful reflections.

I look forward to every session.

I had to miss two weeks and was aware there was something missing in my life, so I know I am finding it really useful and challenging.  Also good to make connections.

I am feeling inspired, energized, and more-connected-than ever!  I am also enjoying the arc of the course, the meditations, quote sharing, and especially the content. 

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Get a Toolkit for Life, Groups & Creating the Ecozoic!

  • Practices to engage with others, groups, and the natural world including: Emergent Dialogue, Intersubjective partnering, Deeptime storytelling, Deeptime meditation, and others
  • Peer support practices and skillful relating in Pods
  • Working with disruption, diversity and adversity
  • Cutting edge brain science to lead from a place of relaxed centeredness
  • Embodiment Practices and Rituals

The Deeptime Network is leading a transition from transforming ourselves to transforming the world. Sarbmeet Kanwal

Who is this for?

  • Everyone who has projects, and practices they’d like to work on inside a New Cosmology framework.
  • Students who want to learn about their role in the universe and apply deeptime principles in their academic work.
  • Teachers who want to frame their curriculum inside the New Cosmology.
  • Spiritual/religious who want to situate and ground their understandings/practices inside an evolving universe.
  • Artists/Poets/Writers/Dancers inspired to express the larger story we all share.
  • Scientists who want to connect with and experience other ways of knowing.
  • Healers and healing practitioners who know the healing power of a living functional cosmology.
  • Politicians/Activists looking for a larger frame and understanding to address the crises of today.
  • Mental Health Practioners who understand that our cosmologies give us meaning and purpose.  Dysfunctional cosmologies can be at the root of mental illness and addiction.
  • Anyone who wants to ground their lives in the New Cosmology and an emerging consciousness
Cosmic Walk at Tarumitra (co-founded by Robert Athickal), India.

Cosmic Walk at Tarumitra (co-founded by Robert Athickal, one of the presenters), India.

Gail Worcelo, one of the presenters, far right, at Green Mountain Monastery.

Manila joins the climate march, organized by Elizabeth Carranza and John Leydon and others.

Deeptime Mini Story by Marides “Madett” Virola-Gardiola (mediator) Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines: After a Deeptime Network course, I co-developed a two-day online forum called “Deep Roots of Hope: Regenerative Maps for our Time,” designed to confront and move past the hurdles preventing social movement leaders from collaborating on their shared goals. We reflect on new paths forward — gathered from the unifying perspectives of the new cosmology — that can reenergize our roles as change-makers and culture-bearers in the work of transformation.  To read more deeptime mini stories, click here.

Our Learning Management System

We use Sensei integrated with Buddypress so that participants can engage in asynchronous course discussions, and share resources, profiles, and information about their organizations.  We’ve had experience using this technology with people of all levels of technical capability.  If you have any questions, we’re right there to help you.  All meetings are recorded.  The course will remain open for one year so you can view recordings, stay in touch and continue to share thoughts and resources with others sharing the journey with you.  Our fearless developer, Mohit Sharma, stands at the ready to solve any tech problems that might crop up a long the way.

Select a Plan that Works for You!

Want the whole shebang?  Or prefer to pick and choose as you go?
With or without certificate?  With or without PD hours?  See options below.

Want to talk to someone about the Program?  Write to [email protected].

Whole Shebang Options

a la carte & installment plans available below!


  • With or Without Certificate

  • With or without PD hours

  • Early Bird Pricing till Sept. 18th

  • Group Pricing Available

  • Installment Options Available

  • Premium members receive additional 5% discount*

  • Some Scholarship funds Available, see below

* For only $8 per month, get the Premium Member discount and all Premium Member benefits.  To see benefits and become a premium member, click hereBecome a Premium Member before purchasing the DTL Program.

Participate as a Group & SAVE

Transform your group together! 

Join the program with neighbors, friends, and co-workers.  Bring Deeptime principles into your family, neighborhood, community and workplace.  Sharing the experience with others can be even more transformative.

Group Pricing (Four or more): 

W/O Certificate
         $1080 ($1200 after Sept. 18)
With Certificate:
$1980 (2200 after Sept. 18)

Here’s How To Make a Group Purchase:

First, organize your group. Then one person in the group can click here to complete a questionnaire with the name and email address for each member in your group. We will be in touch with you and send each member of your group an email with registration instructions.  For more info, write to us at [email protected].


Can you help support

our scholarship fund?

People from around the world are eager to participate, but they can’t without support.

Join our Deeptime Donor Circle with a donation of  $1000 or more. 

Click here to make a donation.


Benefits of the Certificate Track:

  • Will meet in small groups with lead teacher Steve Martin and/or other mentors throughout the program
  • Will have opportunities to demonstrate knowledge & competency
  • Networking opportunities after the program in a referral network
  • Cohort will meet three times in the year after the program

What’s the value of a certificate?

  • Receive a certificate from the foremost organization offering a Deeptime Leadership Program
  • Receive recognition of achievement and competency
  • Use professional development hours in your field.
  • 64 Professional Development (PD) hours for Montessori (AMS approved) and other educators
  • Students may be eligible for earning credit through their home institutions.

Sign me up for the full 9-month

Individual Pricing:

$1755 ($1950 after Sept. 18)
$2700 ($2950 after Sept. 18)

Be sure to log in before making your purchase!

Trouble registering? Contact [email protected].


Purchase Modules Separately

with a la Carte Options

To purchase modules separately, click on the module title to go to that page for info and to register.


Without PD Hours With PD Hours

(Module 1) Introduction to the New Cosmology

(22 hrs)



$620 ($720 after Sept. 18th)



$950 ($1050 after Sept. 18th)

(Module 2) Applying the New Cosmology

(20 hrs)*



$620 ($720 after Jan. 3rd 2023)



$950 ($1050 after Jan. 3rd 2023)

(Module 3) Deeptime Leadership Practicum 

(20 hrs)*



$620 ($720 after March 29th 2023)



$950 ($1050 after March 29th 2023)

*Requires permission of the teacher.

Do you need scholarship support?

We have some limited scholarship funds available. 
Click here to complete a questionnaire about how you will use this program to birth an Ecozoic Era.  Feel free to write to us at [email protected].

Can you help support others to participate? 

Please make a donation to help those with limited resources to participate.   Join a Deeptime Donors Circle with a donation of $1000 or more.  Please write to [email protected], or make a donation by clicking here.


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