May 24-27: Gelek Rimpoche: Jewel Heart Annual Spring Retreat
June 22-27: H.E. Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche: Discovering the Dharma Retreat
July 5-7: Sharon Salzberg and Rachel Cowan: Celebrate Independence with Us - Loving Kindness as a Path to Inner Freedom
August 9-14: CARE for Teachers: 6th Annual Garrison Institute Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education Summer Retreat
August 24-29: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche: Dzogchen Retreat - Knowing the Nature of Mind
The Journal News: "Former Capuchin friary in Garrison transforms into meditative retreat"
Philipstown.info reports "Earth Day Meal at Garrison Institute Raises Awareness of Urban Issues”
Philipstown.info reports on "Garrison’s ‘Monastery for the 21st Century’ Celebrates 10th Anniversary"
"So the Darkness Shall Be the Light": Tricycle reports on the Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium, Spring 2013
Contemplative Teaching and Learning Facebook page: all about contemplative practice for educators and K-12 classrooms
Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell on contemplative approaches to end-of-life care, Washington Post On Faith, Dec, 2012
"Aiding the Doctor Who Feels Cancer’s Toll": The New York Times reports from the Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium, Nov, 2012
Video: Mark Greenberg on the use of interpersonal contemplative practices in educational contexts
Contemplative Teaching and Learning promotes awareness of self and others by infusing classroom life and teaching with experiential practices such as mindfulness, yoga and reflective journaling. Aug. 9-14, the 6th annual CARE for Teachers Summer Retreat offers teachers an innovative, evidence-based set of practical contemplative skills.
June 10-12, the annual Climate, Mind and Behavior Symposium will pursue a nuanced understanding of variation and diversity in sustainability and climate work, to enhance the effectiveness of efforts to engage with individuals, organizations, communities, businesses and policymakers. See videos: Climate, Cities and Behavior 2013 and Climate, Mind and Behavior 2012.
Natural disasters, economic upheavals and violent conflict expose large numbers of people to trauma. Transforming Trauma works to understand the factors contributing to resilience, and how they can be trained and sustained. Contemplative-Based Resilience Training is a proactive psychosocial intervention for humanitarian relief and development workers.