Joanna Macy is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. The many dimensions of this work are explored in her books including Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In Without Going Crazy, Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World , Joanna's memoir entitled Widening Circles, Thinking Like a Mountain, World as Lover, World as Self, A Year With Rilke, and Pass It On: Five Stories That Can Change the World.