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Outrage + Optimism

Feb 1, 2022

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Welcome to Season 5!

We have a special season opener for you- An immersive sound journey through the history of Gaia, as told by Dr. Stephan Harding. Normally on the podcast we engage full-heartedly in the political, social, and economic debate surrounding everything climate, but today we set aside the time to sit comfortably, relax, and learn to “walk well into the life of Gaia” as Stephan puts it. Stephan has had a massive influence on the climate movement in the way of inspiring global leaders to shift their world view of life to a Gaian view of life. We have the privilege of sharing an exercise of that shift with all of you.

But just before we go on this meditation together, we are taking a mindful breath as we acknowledge the passing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He was a global spiritual leader, poet, and an environmental and peace activist, known for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. Christiana, at the top of the episode, shares a few beautiful words about him and how grateful we are to have such influential teachers in our life. Our hearts are with the Plum Village and all the Sanghas around the world who are continuing Thich Nhat Hanh’s incredible legacy and teachings.

It is in this spirit of deep gratitude and stubborn optimism for the continuation of our teachers that we offer you this audio journey of The Deep Time Walk.





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Mentioned links from the episode:


READ: Zen and The Art of Saving The Planet by Thich Nhat Hanh

LISTEN: The Way Out is In Podcast (A Podcast Co-Produced by Global Optimism)

DOWNLOAD: The Deep Time Walk App

CHECK OUT: The Deep Time Walk Field Kit

LEARN MORE: Deep Time Walk Project



Thank you to our guest this week, Dr. Stephan Harding!

Dr. Stephan Harding

Deep Ecology Research Fellow | Senior Lecturer in Holistic Science 

Author of Animate Earth and Gaia Alchemy




Schumacher College

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