Ends on

As our lands and waters face unprecedented change and as our cultural landscapes undergo seismic shifts, what creative possibilities might emerge when like-minded and like-hearted individuals come together to imagine and implement radical beginnings? And how can the philosophy and practices of spiritual ecology guide us in getting there? 

This ten-part leadership course offers emerging leaders the opportunity to deepen their skills in building and co-creating spaces of renewal, reciprocity, and reverence. The course offers an in-depth exploration of the emerging field of spiritual ecology: an evolving philosophy that is rooted in the understanding that ecology, culture, and spirituality are interdependent.

With the guidance of guest teachers—including Jamaica Osorio, James Bridle, David Abram, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Kalyanee Mam, Rowen White, and others—participants will have the opportunity to learn from the wisdom and leadership experience of philosophers, writers, filmmakers, activists, and community leaders. Additionally, a number of course sessions will offer space for facilitated discussion, personal reflections through written prompts, group sharing, storytelling, and one-on-one mentorship sessions with guest teachers, course participants, and Emergence staff.

Learn more about the course here.


Two iterations of this course are offered for 2023:

Iteration 1

February 19th – April 23rd, 2023

Sundays 10am–12pm (Pacific)

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 14th at 11:59pm (PST)

Notification of Acceptance: December 21st, 2022

Iteration 2

April 26th – June 28th 

Wednesdays 5pm–7pm (Pacific)

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 8th at 11:59pm (PST)

Notification of Acceptance: March 15th, 2023

The application deadline for the first iteration has passed and we are now only accepting applications for the 2nd iteration.

The program costs $500. Some scholarships will be available for those who need it. If you are accepted into the course, payment is due within one week of the first session. Cancellations made up to one week before the course begins will result in a full refund. After that, refunds will not be available unless under special circumstances.

Please contact devin@emergencemagazine.org if you have any questions.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.