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…

Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves & the World

By Garrison Institute

World-renowned meditation teacher and author, Sharon Salzberg has published a new book entitled: Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves & the World, copyright (c) 2020. The below excerpt is printed with permission from Flatiron Books. In the tradition I’ve been trained in, it’s a long-standing custom to dedicate the positive energy arising from meditation practice to others. So, in the…

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Sam Myers & Jonathan F.P. Rose

By Garrison Institute

  The Garrison Institute Forum Series on Pathways to Planetary Health continued with a conversation between Garrison Institute Co-founder, Jonathan F. P. Rose, and Sam Myers, MD, MPH, Founding Director of Planetary Health Alliance. They discussed the rise of the field of planetary health as well as Myers’ new book Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves. These interactive Forum…

“Surrendering to Uncertainty: Embracing the Mud” with Kaira Jewel Lingo

By Garrison Institute

Meditation teacher Kaira Jewel Lingo provides an invitation “to come home to the island within us that very much needs our care, so that we can meet the uncertainty of our times with resilience and tenderness.” In this virtual webinar, she spoke about embracing “the mud” of suffering and uncertainty and led a guided meditation focused on nourishing a wholesome mind-state…

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Paul Hawken & Jonathan F.P. Rose

By Elisabeth Preisinger

We continued the Garrison Institute Forum Series on Pathways to Planetary Health with a conversation between Paul Hawken, leading environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist, and Garrison Institute Co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose. These interactive Forum sessions aim to expand our understanding around how each of us can play a role in supporting a regenerative, just, and prosperous world, nurturing the health and…

“Healing Collective Trauma in a Fractured World” with Thomas Hübl and Dr. Angel Acosta

By Garrison Institute

We continued The Garrison Institute Forum with a conversation between Thomas Hübl, spiritual teacher and author, and Dr. Angel Acosta, contemplative scholar-practitioner, on collective trauma and healing in a fractured world.  Hübl acknowledged the challenge of discussing trauma when it is something that we are all steeped in. “There are major catastrophes that happen in society that leave a wounded tissue, and we all have…

Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves

By Garrison Institute

The Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health will host Dr. Sam Myers, MD, MPH  on Thursday, August 6 at 2:00pm EDT.  Dr. Myers is the Founding Director of Planetary Health Alliance. Garrison Institute Co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose will interview Dr. Myers about the rise of the field of Planetary Health, as well as his new book, Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves.

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Laurie Anderson & Jonathan F.P. Rose

By Garrison Institute

In this Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health, writer, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson spoke with Jonathan F.P. Rose, Co-Founder of the Garrison Institute. The conversation began by reflecting on how the pandemic has affected them and their work. Anderson remarked that she both treasures and struggles with the solitude of quarantine, observing that “when we don’t have all…