Welcome to OWBW 2018!

Thank you for being here.

Below you will find access to videos from
One World Bearing Witness,
24 hours of ritual, meditation, and community healing.

More than that, you will find an invitation.
Yes, you are invited

to co-create a sacred, global we-space

by joining our monthly experiments
in creating a worldwide, living network
of mature, deep human beings
who have the courage and heart
to bear witness to all of life and
to develop our capacity to hold the whole of it.

See the list of the topics and dates below.

Stay tuned to this webpage for updates and access information for each free seminar.

Finally, please donate, if you can. This work comes from and depends on love and generosity.
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Ritual Videos & Workshop Info:



  • Introduction
    Welcome & Opening Ritual
  • Ritual Cycle 1
    Bearing Witness to Our Mother, Earth
  • Ritual Cycle 2
    Bearing Witness to Our Relatedness and Capacity for Transformation
  • Ritual Cycle 3
    Bearing Witness to the Inequalities of Wealth and Power to bring forth a New Type of Sacred Activism.
  • Communal Ritual
    Bearing Witness to Bearing Witness
  • Ritual Cycle 4
    Bearing Witness to Healing the Heart of Humanity
  • Ritual Cycle 5
    Bearing Witness to Healing the Wounds of History
  • Ritual Cycle 6
    Bearing Witness to De-Colonizing Consciousness
  • Ritual Cycle 7
    Bearing Witness to the Poetics of the Innate Unity of Being
  • Ending Ritual
    Closing Ceremony

About the Workshops...

You’re invited to join an experiment in sacred activism.

Can human beings come together across the globe and create a sacred space that can hold the whole of our human situation?

Join Elizabeth Debold and Thomas Steininger in the monthly OWBW Seminars and discover with them how to co-create a sacred We.

If you care about Life and this planet, and wonder about the connection between Spirit/consciousness and cultural change,
we need you.
We need your strong intention, care, and intelligence to bring alive a new potential in human being…a new way of being together.

In each seminar-workshop, we will meditate and dialogue together on each of the One World Bearing Witness Ritual Cycle themes. We will work with the recorded materials and often have the Ritual Holders as guests to guide us deeper into each aspect of collective healing and bearing witness.

See below for topics and dates. Click on the squares above for the video recordings from One World Bearing Witness that will be the basis for these free seminar workshops.


Free Workshops

Welcome & Opening Ceremony
FREE Seminar: What is “bearing witness”? Does it make a difference?
Sunday, January 21, 2:00 pm UTC

Ritual Cycle 1: Bearing Witness to Our Mother, Earth
FREE Seminar: How do we face our collective responsibility for climate change?
Sunday, February 18, 2:00 pm UTC

Ritual Cycle 2: Bearing Witness to Our Relatedness and Capacity for Transformation 

FREE Seminar: What is the potential of our deep relatedness?
Sunday, March 18, 2:00 pm UTC

Ritual Cycle 3: Bearing Witness to the Inequalities of Wealth and Power to bring forth a New Type of Sacred Activism 

FREE Seminar: Can sacred activism really respond to the inequalities of our world?
Sunday, April 15, 1:00 pm UTC 

Ritual Cycle 4: Bearing Witness to Healing the Heart of Humanity 

FREE Seminar: How can we create rituals that are authentic enough to heal our hearts?
Sunday, May 13, 1:00 pm UTC

Communal Ritual: Bearing Witness to Bearing Witness

FREE Seminar: What can human awareness bring to the different dimensions of life on Earth?
Sunday, June 24, 1:00 pm UTC

Ritual Cycle 5: Bearing Witness to the Wounds of History

FREE Seminar: How can all sides take responsibility for the effects of the historical past?
Sunday, September 16, 1:00 pm UTC

Ritual Cycle 6: Bearing Witness to De-colonizing Consciousness 

FREE Seminar: What does de-colonizing consciousness mean for the colonized and the colonizer?
Sunday, October 14, 2:00 pm UTC

Ritual Cycle 7: Bearing Witness to the Poetics of the Innate Unity of Being 

FREE Seminar: How does the realization of Unity allow us to respond differently to difference?
Sunday, November 4, 2:00 pm UTC



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