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Deeptime Leadership Practicum

Module 3: Deeptime Leadership Program

Ten-week module: April 3 – June 14, 2024

Two sections to accommodate different time zones!

Join each module separately, OR the whole 9-month Program which starts Sept. 20, 2023.  Click here for info and to register for the Deeptime Leadership Program with certificate. 

NOTE:  Teacher permission required if purchased separately.

Leading for the Deep Future . . .

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 & executive producer, Journey of the Universe; and director, Forum on Religion & Ecology

A New Way of Leading & Being

What kind of “leadership” in these times of great upheaval can help pave the way to a flourishing deep future?  Seeing our place and role inside of deeptime, thinking long term with the whole in mind, and understanding the powers of Cosmogenesis are key.  Systems-oriented, creative, and globally-oriented deeptime leaders can inspire and support this pivotal evolutionary moment.

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We are created in order to evolve the cosmos.  — Maria Montessori

Apply Four Big Ideas to Leadership & Empowerment . . .

  • Context: Orienting to the whole, a vast evolving universe.
  • Matrix: Understanding our embeddedness, and radical relatedness, in a participatory universe.
  • Subjectivity: (self organization, interiority) is inherent in everything in a Cosmogenetic universe.
  • Action: Birthing the Ecozoic as a process of co-creation with our planet Earth.

Recommended viewing/reading for people who are new to the NEW COSMOLOGY.  Click here!

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Awareness that the universe is more Cosmogenesis than cosmos might be the greatest change in human consciousness . . . since the awakening of the human mind . . .  — Thomas Berry, The Great Work

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 . . . with the Ecozoic and . . .


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.

 . . . Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as Our Omega Point.


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 DEI a reality for humans and all species.

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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.

Cosmic Walk at Tarumitra (co-founded by Robert Athickal), India.

Cosmic Walk at Tarumitra (co-founded by Robert Athickal), India.

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.

We feel so at home in the Deeptime Network courses.  This community is unique. 

— Elizabeth Carranza & John Leydon, Philippines

Work on a project!

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.

To see interests that participants have pursued in our courses, and that you can pursue in this program, click here!

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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

Module 3:  Deeptime Leadership Practicum

To see a description of all modules in the Leadership Program, click here.

Two Sections to Accommodate Different Time Zones

1:  Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM ET (US): April 3 to June 12, 2024
2:  Fridays 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET (US): April 5 to June 14, 2024
All meetings are recorded & can be viewed by participants any time. 

 Time zone calculator, click here!


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.


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/Cosmos toward greater differentiation, subjectivity and communion.
  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 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.

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!


Our Theory of Change . . .

Seeing 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.

* 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!

  • Emergent Dialogue practices to engage with others and groups
  • 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 projects.
  • 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/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

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!

Would you like to talk to someone about options, write to [email protected].

The Whole Shebang Option:

Full Deeptime Leadership Program

  • All 3 modules with or without certificate

  • Significant savings!

For info and to purchase the whole 9-month Leadership Program, click here.



    A La Carte Options

    Purchase Module 3 Separately Here:

    Deeptime Leadership Practicum*

    *Requires permission from teacher if purchased separately.

    Early Bird Pricing Till March 29th!


    • With or Without PD Hours
    • Early Bird Pricing till March. 29th
    • Installment Options
    • Premium Members Receive Additional 5% discount*
    • Some Scholarship Funds Available, see below

    NOTE:  Premium Members receive additional 5% discount.

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

    Group Rates:  For groups of four or more, contact us for special rates.  Sharing the experience with others can be even more transformative.


    To purchase modules 1 & 2 separately, click on the links below:

    (Module 1) Introduction to the New Cosmology (22 hrs) $695
    (Module 2)
      Applying the New Cosmology      (20 hours)  $695*                                                              

    Sign me up for module 3,


    $675 ($775 after March. 29th 2024)
    $995 ($1095 after March. 29th 2024)

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    Refund available until week 2 of the course. (Processing fees may apply.)

    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].

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    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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