Seeking Solace: Attendance is up at this New York meditative retreat in Garrison

By Elisabeth Preisinger

The Garrison Institute has been gradually re-opening to physically distanced in-person retreats.  Participants of recent retreats including Compassion Meditation for an Aching World – A Dharma Gates Retreat with Miles Bukiet in July and Unplugged: A Sound and Yoga Retreat in August shared a bit about their experience in an article featured in The Journal News. The below excerpt recounts an…

Our Commitment to Sustainability

By Garrison Institute

At the Garrison Institute, we believe our current ecological crisis is also a spiritual crisis—one that asks us to both deepen our emotional, intuitive, and embodied ways of relating to the earth and to expand our collective sense of perspective, meaning, and solidarity around the global crisis. However, in addition to our efforts to encourage a societal shift around profound…

The Huffington Post’s Next Ten Campaign

By Garrison Institute

We’re thrilled and honored to let you know that The Huffington Post is shining a spotlight on our work this month as part of their 10th anniversary. The Huffington Post Next Ten campaign will help incredible causes that will shape the next decade. The Garrison Institute has been selected for “bringing mindfulness and meditation to the masses.” By tapping the…

Contemplative Education for Teacher Educators

By Garrison Institute

    Small group discussions at the CTL symposium. Photo by Deborah Donahue-Keegan. Nearly one hundred teacher educators and teacher leaders from across the US and Canada, and from as far away as Israel and Colombia, participated the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative Teaching and Learning (CTL) Initiative’s annual symposium.  Held in late November with generous support from the 1440 Foundation and…