Returning to Joy in The Dark Night of the Globe

Posted on: March 14, 2017

Friday Lecture, March 24, 7 – 9 pm,


Saturday Workshop, March 25, 9 am – 4 pm.

with Carolyn Baker, Ph.D.

In a time of unprecedented global crises and uncertainty about the future of humanity and of our planet, how do we access and carry joy as we address the formidable realities of the present moment? Who do we want to be as individuals, and who do we want to be together? How can discernment regarding joy—what it is and what it isn’t, make a difference? How do we hold joy alongside our suffering and utilize it to keep us inspired rather than succumbing to burnout? Join us as we explore joy—its enemies and its allies, and learn how to cultivate joy as well as incorporate it in our activism and community service.

Suggested reading: Return To Joy, by Andrew Harvey & Carolyn Baker & The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness In A Changing World, by Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

In addition to readings from Return to Joy, Carolyn will set the tone of each day by telling a story with an African drum. We will also use sacred practices from Return To Joy as well as ongoing large group discussion.

For information call 303-449-3066 or go to

Friday Lecture,  General Public $20 * Caritas Members $15, and

Saturday Workshop, General Public $55 * Caritas Members $45

Carolyn Baker, Ph.D. is the author of 10 books including Love In The Age Of Ecological Apocalypse: The Relationships We Need To Thrive (2015) as well as Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths For Turbulent Times (2013). She lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado and manages Carolyn Baker Educational Services, LLC at A former psychotherapist and professor of psychology and history, Carolyn is a life coach and spiritual consultant for people who want to live more resiliently in the present as they prepare for the future. Her podcast, the New Lifeboat Hour airs weekly online. Carolyn and Andrew Harvey released their collaborative book, Return To Joy in November, 2016.

At The Caritas Center * 5723 Arapahoe Avenue * Boulder, CO 80303

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