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
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.
Brian Thomas Swimme
Orla Hazra, PhD
Sarbmeet Kanwal, PhD
Rev’d Dr. Matthew Cobb
Duane and Coleen Elgin.
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Kim Bella, Ph.D.
Marianne Rowe, MS
To see presenter bios for all modules in the Leadership Program, click here.
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.
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.
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.
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). http://francoisebosteels.blogspot.com/]
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
Section 1: Sept. 21 to Dec. 14Section 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.
Section 1: Jan. 11 to March 22Section 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.
Section 1: April 5 to June 14Section 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.
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
When we see ourselves as integral to the Cosmic Adventure . . .
* Earth’s Curvature, painting by Imogene Drummond
Love is the most powerful and still most unknown energy in the world. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
" 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
" 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.
The content is very interesting and the community so rich. I have been in other Zoom courses in the last years and usually an important proportion of the participants close the camera, do other things while the session is going on… In here most people is really “here.”
The Deeptime Network is leading a transition from transforming ourselves to transforming the world. — Sarbmeet Kanwal
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.
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.
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.
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