Retreats and Gatherings


May 7 - 10: Norman Fischer, Charlie Halpern, and Nikki Mirghafori: Mindful Lawyering: A Meditation Retreat for Law Professionals and Students

May 8 - 10: Garrison Institute Personal Retreat Weekend

May 15 - 17: Josh Korda and Jessica Morey: DharmaPunx: A New Generation Finds Meaning in Timeless Practices

May 15 - 17: Dr. Mark Bertin: Heal Thyself: Fostering Resilience Among Health Care Practitioners

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News & Blog Headlines

MindBodyGreen, March 26, 2015: How To Meditate In 10 Easy Steps (Infographic)

Mindful, March 24, 2015: What's Stress Got To Do With Paying Attention? Bull Durham, Mindfulness, and Providers of Care by Mark Bertin, M.D.

American Buddhist Perspective, March 20, 2015: Dharmapunx teacher Josh Korda on Buddhism, psychology, mindfulness, and his upcoming retreat by Justin Whitaker

The Huffington Post, March 19, 2015: 10 Steps to Mindfulness Meditation by Robyn Brentano

Mindful, March 9, 2015: 10 Steps to Mindfulness Meditation (infographic), March 6, 2015: LGBTQI Meditation and Mindfulness: Reflections from the Teachers of Garrison Institute's LGBTQI Meditation Retreat

The Huffington Post, March 6, 2015: Bull Durham, Mindfulness and Providers of Care by Dr. Mark Bertin



Contemplative Teaching and Learning

CARE for Teachers is a unique professional development program that helps teachers handle the stresses and rediscover the joys of teaching.

Join us 8/3-8/7 for the Eighth Annual Garrison Institute Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education Summer Retreat.

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Climate, Mind and Behavior

The Climate, Mind and Behavior (CMB) program connects new insights from cognitive, social and behavioral sciences about the drivers of human behavior with new thinking about climate, energy and sustainability solutions.

See videos: 2014 Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium.

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The CBR Project

The CBR Project fosters resilience among humanitarian aid professionals by giving them the tools they need to remain strong and thrive in their life and work.

CBR training is an experiential skill-builiding program that teaches the "ABCs" of building resilience: awareness, balance and connection.

"The capability of human life is beyond our imagination. What counts is the
human capacity to investigate and transform our own mind and the world around us
in a powerful and positive direction."  – Gelek Rimpoche