On November 8, 2021, EcoRadio KC will feature host David Mitchell speaking with Sherry Ellms, MA, of Naropa University in Boulder Colorado.

Sherry is an Associate Professor at Naropa University, and she has taught in the Resilient Leadership, Ecopsychology Masters Programs, and Environmental Studies Department.  She is a senior accomplished meditation teacher, author, and activist. As the Faculty Lead of the Joanna Macy Center for Resilience and Regeneration at Naropa, she has worked closely with Joanna Macy and is a facilitator of her root teachings, the Work That Reconnects. She has trained with the School of Lost Borders in Wilderness Rites of Passage, and with Jon Kabat Zinn in Mindfully Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She works at the intersection of nature, contemplative practices, and social and ecological justice and has presented at conferences and led retreats internationally.  She leads wilderness solos and nature-based programs bringing forth the power and insight of the natural world. For more information on her programs please contact her at [email protected].

Naropa University is a private university in Boulder, Colorado which was founded in 1974 by Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa.

It is inspired by the rich intellectual and experiential traditions of East and West.  Naropa University is North America’s leading institution of contemplative education.  Naropa recognizes the inherent goodness and wisdom of each human being. It educates the whole person, cultivating academic excellence and contemplative insight to infuse knowledge with wisdom.  Its three dimensions are Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion, and Contemplative education.

Joanna Macy Center for Resilience and Regeneration – https://www.naropa.edu/academics/schools-centers/jmc/

Work That Reconnects website https://workthatreconnects.org/

“Of all the dangers we face, from climate chaos, to nuclear war, none is so great than the deadening of our response.” “The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe. ” Joanna Macy

We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world. We can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future! This will be a great radio hour!

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