Retreats and Gatherings


February 27- March 1: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: Enlightened Leadership: Becoming a Force for Positive Change

April 9 - 12: Madeline Klyne, La Sarmiento, Eric Kolvig, PhD, and Jacoby Ballard: Embodying Presence in Our Lives: A Mindfulness Meditation Weekend for LGBTIQ Communities

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


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News & Blog Headlines

American Buddhist Perspective, February 23, 2015: Intersections of Gender, Identity, and Buddhism: an interview with LGBTIQ meditation teacher La Sarmiento by Justin Whitaker

The Huffington Post, February 10, 2015: Are You Really Listening? by Eric J. Hall

The Huffington Post, February 10, 2015: Putting Mindfulness on Your Agenda: Resilience for Care Providers by Mark Bertin

Psychology Today, February 9, 2015: Putting Mindfulness on Your Agenda by Mark Bertin

The Huffington Post, February 9, 2015: Climate Change and Transformational Resilience by Robyn Brentano

Huffington Post Live, January 23, 2015 at 12:45pm: Healing Communities Through Meditation with Sharon Salzberg, Ali Smith, Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez

The Doctors Channel, January 22, 2015: How Can Your Patients Benefit from Palliative Care? Interview with Dr. Diane Meier


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