Walkabout/Talkabouts: KAW Council holds monthly walkabout/talkabouts: a chance to take a walk with old and new friends, exploring a particular place in our watershed and learning more about the other-than-human species among us. We also enjoy a potluck meal together, and often shares stories on a topic of interest related to the earth and sky. You are welcome to attend either or both the walkabout and talkabout on any of these dates. Great events for people of all ages Join us for our monthly Walkabout/Talkabout this fall. Drawing from “The Work That Reconnects Spiral,” developed by Joanna Macy. e will spend this fall focusing on each of the four cycles of this work:

  • Gratitude (September 15),
  • Honoring Our Pain (October 6),
  • Seeing with New Eyes (November 3), and
  • Going Forth (December, date tba).

69556503_2450700748320812_8224058822113624064_n.jpgSeptember 15: Gratitude: “The spiral begins with gratitude, because that quiets the frantic mind and brings us back to source, stimulating our empathy and confidence. It helps us to be more fully present and opens psychic space for acknowledging the pain we carry for our world,” explains Joanna Macy, and we will begin also with sharing experiences with and understandings of gratitude in our lives. 4:30-7 p.m., Ken & Caryn’s house, 1357 N. 1000 Rd., Lawrence, KS. 66046. Contact Ken at 785/843-0253 for directions or see IMG_1901


October 6: Honoring Our Pain: “In owning and honoring our pain, and daring to experience it, we learn the true meaning of compassion: to ‘suffer with.’ We begin to know the immensity of our heart-mind. What had isolated us in private anguish now opens outward and delivers us into the wider reaches of our inter-existence,” writes Joanna Macy. We will riff off this quote to discuss the grief and tenderness we carry and embody related to the earth and our lives. Dan & Kat’s house, 527 Lake St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Contact: 785/842-4418. More at


img_2089November 3: Going Forth: Macy writes, “Experiencing the reality of our inter-existence helps us see with new eyes. We can sense how intimately and inextricably we are related to all that is. We can taste our own power to change, and feel the texture of our living connections with past and future generations, and with our brother/sister species.”  Come talk about how you’ve been finding new ways to see and be in this world. 4:30-7 p.m., Ken & Caryn’s house, 1357 N. 1000 Rd., Lawrence, KS. 66046. Contact Ken at 785/843-0253. Directions at