Rhonda Fabian

Rhonda Fabian

Rhonda Fabian is Editor of Kosmos Quarterly. She is also the founding partner of Immediacy Learning, an educational media company that for 28 years has created more than 2000 educational programs for learners age 5 to adult and garnered numerous awards. Ms. Fabian is ordained in the monastic tradition of her teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, with the dharma name, True Awakening River.

Beginning her career as a freelance photojournalist for CNN, MTV and Public Broadcasting, Ms. Fabian spent seven years immersed in the musical traditions of New Orleans as an ethnographer, media-maker, and music manager. She has a BA in Anthropology, and completed her masters studies at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional interests include emerging models in higher education and communication – particularly online learning – as well as intentional community and local economy.

Ms. Fabian lives in Transition Town Media, PA. She is a mother, activist, court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children, and an NGO Representative to the United Nations for Kosmos Associates.

The Four Nutriments


The Deschooling Dialogues: Grief, Collapse, and Mysticism


Alnoor: …There is no doubt that we are in the midst of unprecedented moment where there is no return to old certainties. Part of this pain that we are facing in the world is a pathway toward transformation. Or will we perish in the horror of the onslaught that we are facing?

Editorial | Awake, Awakened, Woke!

News Item

by Rhonda Fabian
in the premiere edition of Kosmos Quarterly, Summer 2018

In our collective dream, we are racing toward a precipice. Earth’s human children have lost their way, propelled by swift currents of mindlessness and greed. The more we struggle against the current and try to cling to passing debris, the more exhaustion and panic we feel. And yet…and yet, we somehow know another reality is still possible, if only we can shift our awareness and change the story.

Preparing for Profound Change | Four Key Lessons


We know profound change is coming. We feel it in our bodies. The converging crises have been named, like hurricanes […]

An Interview with Sister Miriam Therese MacGillis at Genesis Farm


If the dynamics of the universe from the beginning shaped the course of the heavens, lighted the sun, and formed […]

The Power of Three | Awakening New Energy in Group Work


A person living today in a modern city or a suburb can be surrounded by others yet feel deeply, dangerously […]

Unleashing the Learner: Massive Open Online Courses and the Decolonization of Education


There is a sea change under way in higher education, and it’s not in the ways that traditional universities think […]

Engaged Ecology: Seven Practices to Restore Our Harmony with Nature


It has rained steadily through the night, a gentle hushing sound in the thick tree canopy. In the morning light, […]

Connecting for Change: Insights from an Emerging Global Transformation Movement


“The present convergence of crises–in money, energy, education, health, water, soil, climate, politics, the environment, and more–is a birth crisis, […]