Susan-Myers retouch-120February 18, 2014 e-news: Art and Breathing

  • “Art Breathing” for Educators
  • Busting Stress and Boosting Productivity at Work
  • Resilience Tools for Aid Workers
  • Communication Skills for Caregivers
  • Retreat with Dan Siegel
  • Public Talk with Thomas Moore

 

 

dansiegel video-235February 4, 2014 e-news: Bridging Science and Spirituality

  • Bridging Science and Spirituality
  • Pete Seeger, Quite Early Morning
  • Finding Justice Within
  • Scholarships for Educators
  • Mindfulness at Work

 

 

sharon videoframe-235January 21, 2014 e-news: Mindfulness and Focused Engagement in the Workplace

  • Mindfulness and Focused Engagement in the Workplace
  • Video: Sharon Salzberg on Happiness at Work
  • MLK, LGBT and “The Beauty of Our Lives”
  • Contemplative Teaching & Learning in the London Times
  • Resilience Training for Aid Workers


 

Sharon-Salzberg-120January 7, 2014 e-news: Tools for a Happier New Year at Work

  • Happy New Year!
  • Welcoming Lisette Cooper
  • Tools for a Happier New Year at Work
  • Hope for the Future of Climate Change
  • Invite: Join Sharon Salzberg in Manhattan 1/8
  • Save the Date: Forum on Mindfulness at Work 3/10

 

 

Soren-Headshot-120December 3, 2013 e-news: Disconnect to Connect

  • Contemplative Education for Teacher Educators
  • Who Aids the Aid Workers?
  • Disconnect to Connect
  • Contemplative Care
  • Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche (video)

 

 

Spring 2013 Newsletter

NewsletterCover2013 Thumb FullIn this issue...

  • Healing Encounters at the Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium
  • The Art and Science of Contemplative Teaching and Learning
  • Reflection: Dan Siegel
  • Two Views of Resilience

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Autumn 2012 e-Newsletter

GI-enews08In this issue...

  • Advancing the Field of Contemplative Care
  • The Art and Science of Contemplative Teaching and Learning
  • Learning the Contemplative Art of Seeing
  • Demonstrating Pro-Climate Behavioral Change in US Cities

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Summer 2012 e-Newsletter

GI-enews08In this issue...

  • Retreats: “The Buddha Was a Person of Color”
  • Contemplative Care: “The Heart Must First Pump Blood to Itself”
  • Contemplative Teaching and Learning: Insights to Help Every Child Thrive
  • Climate, Mind and Behavior: Scaling Up CMB’s Work
  • Events: A Memorable Evening with Philip Glass
  • Organizational Growth: New Leadership

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Spring 2012

spring.2012-108In this issue...

  • Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez describes the Climate, Mind and Behavior program's multidisciplinary approach to applying people-centered climate solutions to shape policy
  • Takeaways from the rich and stimulating talks at Climate, Mind and Behavior 2012
  • Paul Hawken discusses the contemplative approach to the unfathomably complex cumulative phenomena of climatic and human systems change
  • Tish Jennings describes how the Contemplative Teaching and Learning Initiative has been building an evidence base for mindfulness in educational settings
  • A major grant from the US Department of Education to test CARE in NYC schools
  • The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care explains what contemplative care is
  • Updates on the Garrison Institutes program initiatives - Climate Mind and Behavior, Contemplative Teaching and Learning, and Transforming Trauma - and on selected Retreats at Garrison

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Winter 2011-2012 e-Newsletter

GI-enews08In this issue...

  • From First-time Introductories to Multi-Year Intensives, Retreats that Teach Contemplation as a Force for Social Change
  • Contemplative Teaching and Learning Symposium Showcases Real Programs in Real School Districts
  • The Joy of Living Green
  • CMB Extends Its Reach
  • Contemplating Western Buddhism’s Future

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Summer 2011 e-Newsletter

GI-enews08In this issue...

  • Contemplation as a Force for Social Change
  • Contemplation and Education
  • Climate, Mind and Behavior
  • Wellness
  • Rebirth and Resilience: A 9/11 Observance

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Spring 2011

spring-2011In this issue...

  • Tobin Hart, Professor of Psychology at the University of West Georgia, discusses the importance of re-introducing a new kind of liberal arts education
  • CEO Mary Pearl interviews Director of the Initiative on Contemplation and Education Dr. Patricia (Tish) Jennings on her view of the emergence, growth and future of contemplative education
  • We report on the "People Who Care for People" retreat led by Cheri Maples, Sharon Salzberg, and Gina Sharpe
  • We describe our meeting on “Mindful Parenting: Conceptualization and Measurement” co-sponsored by the Kirlin Charitable Foundation
  • We highlight an excerpt from an article by meditation teacher, author and psychologist Sylvia Boorstein
  • Updates on the Garrison Institutes program initiatives - Transforming Trauma, Transformational Ecology and Contemplation and Education - and on selected Retreats at Garrison

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Autumn 2010

GI_news09In this issue...

  • We report on how the inaugural Climate, Mind & Behavior (CMB) symposium conceived of climate change and the science surrounding it as a function of human behaviors and mindsets susceptible to positive shifts
  • We introduce our new CEO - scientist, educator and organizational leader Mary C. Pearl
  • Dan Siegel describes brain research indicating that how we respond to climate change depends on which part of our brains gets triggered
  • We offer a teacher's view of our CARE for Teachers (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education) training
  • We describe our project to adapt the Wellness Project, a contemplation-oriented training originally developed for US domestic violence workers, for international human rights defenders
  • Updates on the Garrison Institutes program initiatives - Transforming Trauma, Transformational Ecology and Contemplation and Education - and on selected Retreats at Garrison

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Autumn 2009

 

autumn 2009 newsletter In this issue...

  • We report on the groundbreaking June 2009 Transforming Trauma Leaders' Forum, "Integrating Contemplative Practices, Neuroscience and Cross Cultural Perspectives"
  • We interview distinguished traumatologist John Briere
  • Gelek Rimpoche, cherished spiritual advisor to the Garrison Institute and renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher, reflects on the experience of trauma and contemplation
  • Senior Fellow David l. Rome takes stock of what the Wellness Project has accomplished so far and where it is headed
  • We visit the Real Estate Leaders Climate Change Retreat's cross-polination of ideas
  • Updates on the Garrison Institutes program initiatives - Transforming Trauma, Transformational Ecology and Contemplation and Education - and on selected Retreats at Garrison

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Autumn 2008

autumn2008In this issue...

  • We interview retreat teachers, Adyashanti, Father Thomas Keating, and Rabbi Sheila Weinberg about their views on contemplation and social change
  • Garrison Institute Senior Fellow, David l. Rome, comments on the difference that contemplation makes, and how it can and is changing the world
  • Garrison Insitute Board Chair and co-founder, Jonathan F.P. Rose, reports from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, on spirit and the environment, and the critical issue of biodiversity loss
  • Updates on the Garrison Institutes program initiatives - Transforming Trauma, Transformational Ecology and Contemplation and Education - and on selected Retreats at Garrison

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Summer 2008

summer2008In this issue...

  • We focus on the fourth "R" of education: reflection - its ability to promote resilience, compassion and empathy in both teachers and students
  • Dr. Tish Jennings reports on the "Developmental Issues in Contemplative Education" symposium, and its exploration of how various contemplative approaches may support specific developmental gains across childhood and adolescence
  • The Dalai Lama is welcomed on his second visit to the Garrison Institute as he addresses the "Meaningful Career, Mindful Tibetan" conference attended by 150 Tibetan students studying in North America
  • Sharon Salzberg, acclaimed mediation teacher and author, reflects on "The Heart of Compassion" in Buddhist teaching
  • Fifty distinguished participants from around the world attend the Garrison Insititute's Satyagraha Project retreat and Satyagraha Forum
  • Updates on the Garrison Institutes program initiatives - Transforming Trauma, Transformational Ecology and Contemplation and Education - and on selected Retreats at Garrison

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Summer 2007

summer 2007 newsletter In this issue...

  • We report on an innovative weekend retreat, "Making the Impossible Possible: Supporting Bold Leadership on Climate Change," attended by 30 influential thinkers and actors on climate change
  • Gelek Rimpoche, renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher, reflects on the mind and developing its capacities for total wisdom, and unconditional love and compassion
  • Updates on the Garrison Institutes program initiatives - Transforming Trauma, Transformational Ecology and Contemplation and Education - and on selected Retreats at Garrison

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Autumn 2006

fall 2006 newsletterIn this issue...

  • We examine the precept of our Transforming Trauma initiative and how human suffering that is powerful enough to destroy life can also transform it, leading to a sense of renewal, hope and compassion
  • We interview master teachers Dr. Ann Weiser Cornell and Dr. Atsmaout Perlstein on the practice of focusing, a highly effective method for healing
  • Father Thomas Keating, founder of the Centering Prayer Movement and Garrison Institute spiritual advisor, reflects on the contemplative dimension of life, its effect on mental health and physical illness rooted in psychological stress
  • Updates on the Garrison Institutes program initiatives - Transforming Trauma, Transformational Ecology and Contemplation and Education - and on selected Retreats at Garrison

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Spring 2006

 

spring2006In this issue

  • We spotlight the Contemplation and Education initiative and investigate the use of contemplative techniques among students in K-12 educational settings as meditation attracts more notice in contemporary American society
  • "Reflections from the Blue Moon Retreat" focuses on spirituality and social action with the Virginia-based family foundation, Blue Moon Fund; also included are excerpts from the speech by Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, called "the most vocal and intriguing African American Buddhist in America", as presented to participants
  • Rabbi Zalman Schachter, a Garrison Institute spiritual advisor, reflects on the diminishing transmission of family and cultural values in today's society and how socialized meditation may provide a way to take our inner experiences and share them between people
  • Updates on the Garrison Institutes program initiatives - Transforming Trauma, Transformational Ecology and Contemplation and Education - and on selected Retreats at Garrison

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Summer 2005

summer2005In this issue...

  • Science and Buddhism come together at the first Mind and Life Summer Research Institute attracting over 100 scholars, researchers and scientists
  • The Hudson River Project: Caring for Creation and the Common Good is launched as fifty spiritual leaders set sail for the environment on the Hudson River sloop Clearwater
  • Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, a scholar at Bucknell University, addresses the question "Can religion save the earth?" at the first Garrison Institute Patrons Lunch
  • Updates on the Garrison Institutes program initiatives - Transforming Trauma, Transformational Ecology and Contemplation and Education - and on selected Retreats at Garrison

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