Webinar: “Steps to Real Peace” with Dawa Tarchin Phillips

By Garrison Institute

In this webinar, mindfulness and meditation expert Dawa Tarchin Phillips shared five steps to cultivate peace, heal the mind, and transform the heart. These steps can help us nurture and sustain ourselves during these difficult times, equipping us to be a source of love and support for others. He began by acknowledging the challenges of this moment, ranging from COVID-19…

Webinar: “Self Practice in Challenging Times” with Krishna Das

By Garrison Institute

“Spiritual practice is what gives us the strength to be here.” The Garrison Institute welcomed world-renowned chant artist Krishna Das to the virtual sanctuary for a live webinar and practice session. KD led us in an invocation followed by the chanting of Mantras and a discussion of how the use of Mantras and breath work can help us move more…

Webinar: “Transforming Pandemic Panic into Receptive Presence and Growth” with Dr. Dan Siegel

By Garrison Institute

Dr. Dan Siegel led the Garrison Institute Community in a live, interactive webinar designed to speak to the challenges and opportunities of our present moment. As we confront increased stress levels and profound uncertainty, we are also reminded of the possibility for meaningful growth and personal transformation. We invite you to rest in our virtual sanctuary as you learn and…

Webinar: “Lovingkindness in Difficult Times” with Sharon Salzberg

By Garrison Institute

    As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, it has become increasingly clear that humanity is being called to face unprecedented challenges. Many of us have immediate questions- What do I do to stay healthy? How do I care for my loved ones? We are also faced with bigger, more complex questions- What is this going to mean? This kind of…

In Search of Societal Altruism

By Jonathan F. P. Rose

We live in a time of great uncertainty, with the triple threat of increasingly volatile climate change, political polarization, and income inequality. It feels like the political, economic, and governance systems of our civilization are not only unequal to these challenges, but being fractured by them. In times of great uncertainty, people tend to grasp at leaders with views they…

Awake in Nature

By Leslie Mott

This past weekend I was at a wedding in Vermont.  The groom has been a friend for over two decades.  And like all the rest of his friends, I was so happy that he had found love, especially after the pain and loss of his first wife’s illness and passing.  It was bittersweet; the ache and grief were still there,…

Making the most of summer break: Taking stock, enjoying and resetting resilience

By Mark Bertin

Happy summer. Enjoy. Let go wherever you are able of excessive thinking and ongoing planning and any striving. Come back to whatever feels best for your family. Relax, recharge, and reset your priorities. As parents, letting go does not have to mean ignoring reality. We can use these times of relative relaxation to reconnect with our own common-sense wisdom. Under…