personal and social change

Changing for Real

By Nora Boxer

Renowned teachers and authors Ethan Nichtern and Sharon Salzberg will be leading a retreat on “Real Change” at the Garrison Institute on December 14-16, 2018. We talked with them recently about the nature of both personal and social change, and how creating supportive communities is essential to the practice of Real Change. Nora Boxer: Why do we paradoxically both want change…

feminine leadership otto scharmer

The Future of Leadership Will Be More Feminine

By Theresa Riley

Dr. Otto Scharmer is an action researcher who co-creates innovations in learning and leadership that he delivers through classes and programs at MIT, MITx U.Lab, the Presencing Institute, and through innovation projects with organizations in business, government, and civil society around the world. He is the author of Theory U, Second Edition and co-author of the newly released Leading from the Emerging…

Climate Change for Aliens

By Tom Andersen

Adam Frank is an oddsmaker on the grandest scale. Thirty years ago, he says, science did not even know that planets existed outside the Solar System. But a revolution in data and observations has changed that. In a big way. We now know, he says, that not only are there other planets but that a few of them, like Earth,…

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Ep 11: A Frozen Garden of Eden with Dr. Cary Fowler

By Eleanor Bennett

Welcome to episode eleven of the Climate, Mind and Behavior Podcast. Each episode, we’ll explore groundbreaking intersections between climate change, resilience, contemplative practice and human behavior. Deep inside an arctic mountain on a remote island off Norway is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Known by many as a frozen “Garden of Eden” and “Noah’s Ark” of plant life, it’s a bunker filled…