Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: David Simas & Jonathan F.P. Rose in Conversation

By Garrison Institute

We recently launched The Garrison Institute Forum with a conversation between David Simas, CEO of The Obama Foundation, and Garrison Institute Co-Founder Jonathan F. P. Rose. The Forum sessions aim to expand our understanding around how each of us can play a role in supporting a regenerative, just, and prosperous world. In this inaugural Forum conversation, Simas shared about his upbringing as…

“An Hour of Contemplation for our Time” with Mary Anne Best

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Mary Anne Best, a practitioner of Centering Prayer, facilitated an hour of contemplation to help bind the wounds and anxieties being experienced right now. She opened with a quote from Fr. Thomas Keating: “By opening yourself in contemplation, you are praying for everyone past, present, and future. You are embracing the whole of creation. You are accepting everyone, everything, all…

To Survive, We Needed Quarantine. To Thrive, We Need Sanctuary – A New Op-Ed from CEO Jonathan Wiesner

By Garrison Institute

On Tuesday, May 26th Newsweek published a new op-ed by Garrison Institute CEO Jonathan Wiesner, which underscores the importance of finding virtual sanctuary during the pandemic. In this thoughtful reflection, Jonathan draws on both his experience leading the Garrison Institute in finding contemplative-based solutions to pressing social and environmental problems as well as his perspective as the chair emeritus of the International Rescue…

Webinar: “Deepening Your Meditation Practice” with Lama Surya Das

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Lama Surya Das, an American lama in the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition, led the Virtual Sanctuary community through a guided meditation and reflection on how we can deepen our meditation practice and integrate it into our daily lives. We are living in unprecedented times of uncertainty, stress, and even bewilderment. We are called upon to pay attention and try to stay…

Webinar: “Practices for Transforming Stress into Vitality” with Gayla and Aaron Stiles

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A leading teacher in the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative-Based Resilience program, Gayla Stiles teaches mindful practices for resilience and healing. Gayla joined her husband and fellow wellness practitioner, Aaron Stiles, to lead an embodied movement practice designed to transform stress into vitality. Identifying tools that help us move from a place of stress and anxiety into a space of resilience and…

Webinar: “The Flourishing of the Earth Community” with Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Jonathan Rose

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A long-standing member of the Garrison Institute advisory board, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and her husband John Grim, joined Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan Rose in conversation around how we as a global community can transition to an ethic of interdependence that can serve as an inspiring vision for integrating ecology, justice, and peace. The religious and spiritual traditions of the world transmit ecological and justice…

Webinar: “Mastering the Present Moment” with Michael Miller

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The Garrison Institute welcomed Michael Miller, Founder and Director of New York and London Meditation Centres, for a live webinar and practice session. In this time of increased demand and rapid change, it’s challenging to stay grounded and aware of the present moment. And it’s at times like these that we need to be alert to what’s actually going on.…