Garrison Institute


Where the Heart Lives

The Relationship Between Home and Sanctuary
By Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Retreats & Events

What We’re Working On

Care for the Caregivers

Caregivers play a vital role in our communities, whether in intimate family circles larger social networks, or the wide array of helping professions in healthcare, palliative care, education, humanitarian aid, social justice, and more.

What We’re Working On

Transformational and Contemplative Ecology

There is a deepening sense that our environmental crisis is also a spiritual crisis and that our alienation from ourselves and from the living world is contributing significantly to the destruction we are visiting upon the world.

What We’re Working On

Interfaces of Compassion

Digital technologies connect billions of people on Earth – half the world is now online where we can exchange, learn, and thrive. Digital space has become an essential part of our common social fabric, but this connectivity is not without its costs.

What We’re Working On

Transformational Leadership and Organizational Change

A movement is taking place in companies and institutions large and small as senior leaders bring their full humanity to bear at work.

What We’re Working On

Movements of the Spirit

Many of the systems that had long underwritten the pursuit of the American dream — social, economic, political, religious, and institutional — have eroded, and left us with a society that is less secure, more fearful, and more segregated across the dividing lines of race, class, political identity, and culture.