Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Summer 2022 Series Introduction

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Building on the momentum of our Spring 2022 Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) Forum series, the Garrison Institute is excited to announce its continuation through a new summer lineup. Our spring series created an arc across all four pathways to planetary health while engaging leading thinkers. This summer, we continue highlighting each pathway and bringing thought leaders to engage with our audience, this time with a focus on regeneration. 

Tensie Whelan On Sustainable Enterprise in the Private Sector

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On February 24, we continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) with a conversation between Tensie Whelan, Director of the Center for Sustainable Business at NYU and former president at the Rainforest Alliance, and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose. Tensie is dedicated to working across businesses and communities on innovative solutions for environmental protection. In her conversation…

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum Spring 2022 Series Introduction

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Since the Pathways to Planetary Health Forum began in 2020 we have been fortunate to host incredible guests in conversation on contemplation and planetary health, including author Paul Hawken, activist Kerry Kennedy, and actor Ed Norton, to name a few. These free online gatherings create a space to share ideas and understanding. The Garrison Institute’s mission is to apply the…

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Jon Kabat-Zinn on Growing The Common Good

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On September 14, the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health continued as renowned meditation teacher, author, and clinician Jon Kabat-Zinn joined Garrison Institute cofounder Jonathan F.P. Rose for far-reaching conversation on meditation, planetary health, and movements for justice and liberation. Nearly 600 people registered for this interactive conversation, which included guided meditations led by Kabat-Zinn. Through Pathways to…

Fellowship Forum: Cultivating R.E.S.T.: The Ground of Liberation with Rashid Hughes

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On August 19, Rashid Hughes joined Garrison Institute Fellowship Director Dr. Angel Acosta for our latest Fellowship Forum. Rashid Hughes led our Virtual Sanctuary community through R.E.S.T., an experiential contemplative practice that is an antidote to the systems of capitalism and white supremacy. R.E.S.T. operates at the intersection of liberation and contemplative practice, providing a path forward that is grounded…

Garrison Institute Fellow Releases New Music Video for our Hidden Heroes

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In the music video for his latest song “Believe,” Garrison Institute Fellow Justin Michael Williams honors the “Hidden Heroes” we have lost and whose wisdom still guides us. The events of the past year have illustrated just how vital these hidden heroes are – and have reminded us that the caregivers, community leaders, teachers, and healthcare professionals who serve our…

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: David Abram on the More-than-Human World

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On June 15, we continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) with a conversation between cultural ecologist, philosopher and founder of The Alliance for Wild Ethics David Abram and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose. In this dialogue, they explored a worldview that transcends the anthropocentric and accepts earthly nature as “more-than-human,” to use Abram’s phrase adopted by…