Dear Friends,

We are all aware that we are living in uncertain times, and while there are signs that we are moving in the right direction, we also know that this will be a slow process. With that in mind, we are suspending our in person programming until such time that it is safe to re-open.  As that time approaches, we will update you, our community through our emails and on our website. 

This is a time that is also latent with transformational potentiality.  A time for new opportunities to pivot towards new ways of thinking that can lead to positive behavior shifts and real systems change.

In response, the Garrison Institute is focusing on its founding mission to apply the transformative power of contemplation with insights derived from science to address today’s challenges, and to build a more compassionate and resilient future for us all. In recognition of our fundamental interdependent nature, we envision a time in which contemplative insight, ethical behavior and courageous and compassionate leadership, can contribute to much needed value shifts and engender positive systems change in society.

The Institute will reinvigorate its efforts to grow our program initiatives in the following areas, addressing the needs of professional groups who we see as leverage points for systems impact:

Our programs are an innovative and comprehensive means of catalyzing positive action.

We will continue with our virtual offerings, courses and retreats and look forward to re-opening physically for in-person convening and retreats when it is safe to do so. 

“We are all in this together…Efforts toward change are an expression of our own innate dignity and testament to the belief that what we do matters in this world. We engage not only to try to foster change right now, we engage to enliven what we believe someday yet to be possible”.   Sharon Salzberg 

With deep gratitude to you, our extended community, 

Diana Calthorpe Rose, Jonathan F.P. Rose, Dr. Dan Siegel, Jonathan L. Wiesner

Garrison Institute Board of Directors