Below you’ll find the latest schedule for our upcoming online events. For local (in-person) offerings visit here.
All conversations and discussions are on Zoom.
Also, directly below is a Google Calendar that includes Gaian events and holidays, the moon phases, and celestial events (last courtesy of the New York Times space calendar). For local Gaian Guild events, visit this page.
Note: events are displayed in Eastern Time (but will adjust if you import this calendar). You can do that by clicking the + at the bottom right of the calendar (near “Google Calendar”).
Gaian Book Club: The Sacred Depths of Nature (9/28 at 2pm ET)
This fall we’re discussing Ursula Goodenough’s book The Sacred Depths of Nature (2023 edition). In this first meeting, we’ll discuss the front matter and chapters 1-5. Professor Goodenough will join us for the final discussion on November 16th. On Zoom here.
NEREID Presents: The Gaia Paradigm: a scientific and metaphoric bridge for education with Martin Ogle (9/28 at 3pm ET)
You’re invited to a presentation and discussion where Martin Ogle will share the history of how the term “Gaia” came to be attached to a body of science that ultimately catalyzed the transition from “Earth Science” to “Earth System Science.” While giving examples of how discoveries of “Gaian Scientists” are now mainstream science, he will also make the case that the metaphor, “Gaia,” holds great potential for addressing the tremendous challenges that our society faces today. The metaphor, Gaia, was suggested by novelist, William Golding (author of “Lord of the Flies”) to honor the fact that Western Science was rediscovering what ancient Western Culture knew in at a mythic, gut level that Earth is alive in some sense. Martin Ogle proposes that a “Gaia Paradigm” – the confluence of scientific and cultural understandings of Earth as a living system of which we are a seamless continuum – can lend greatly needed context, content and inspiration to education. Register in advance for this webinar here.
Discussing Deep(er) Ecology (10/4: 7pm ET)
We’ll explore a powerful conversation on the purpose of ecology had by William Rees, Rex Weyler, Nora Bateson, and Nate Hagens, on Hagen’s podcast, The Great Simplification. Please listen before joining as it’s filled with deep ecological wisdom. The discussion will be led by Anne Burke on Zoom.
Gaian Book Club: The Sacred Depths of Nature (10/12 at 2pm ET)
This fall we’re discussing Ursula Goodenough’s book The Sacred Depths of Nature (2023 edition). In this second meeting, we’ll discuss the front matter and chapters 6-10. Professor Goodenough will join us for the final discussion on November 16th. On Zoom here.
Welcome to the Gaian Way (10/19: 2pm ET)
We’ve had an influx of new people into our Gaian community lately (Yay!). Come put a face to a name, and get to know your fellow Gaians, at this informal meet & greet on Zoom.
Gaian Book Club: The Sacred Depths of Nature (11/2 at 2pm ET)
This fall we’re discussing Ursula Goodenough’s book The Sacred Depths of Nature (2023 edition). In this third meeting, we’ll finish the book, including epilogues. Professor Goodenough will join us for the final discussion on November 16th. On Zoom here.
Gaian Open Forum (11/8: 7pm ET)
What’s on your mind? Share some of the topics, learnings, actions, meditations, practices that you’ve been chewing on lately. Bring something to discuss, or just listen in. On Zoom.
Discussion with Ursula Goodenough: The Sacred Depths of Nature (11/16 at 2pm ET)
This fall we discussed Ursula Goodenough’s book The Sacred Depths of Nature (2023 edition). In this final meeting, we’ll discuss the book with Professor Goodenough. All are welcome but first questions go to book club participants (it’s only fair!). On Zoom here.
Discussion with Filmmaker of Stewart Udall & The Politics of Beauty (12/6: 7pm ET)
Join author/activist/filmmaker John deGraaf for a discussion of his newest film on environmentalist Stewart Udall (Trailer below). DeGraaf is known for his films including Affluenza and initiatives like the Take Back Your Time movement. Please watch the film beforehand (access is available to the Gaian community, just send a note via email). On Zoom here.
Gaian Guild Support Group (Wednesday, 12/13 at 1pm ET, TBC)
If you run a Gaian Guild or are interested in starting one, you are welcome to join this meeting. This support and discussion group runs quarterly. Zoom link is here.
Solstice Celebration (12/21ish: TBD)
Light returns to the north! Let’s celebrate! Details and doodle poll to come in November.