The Body Speaks, and Its Language is Movement

By Darrel Frost

Because the body’s wisdom can only be felt in the present moment, movement practices are ideal tools for understanding the complex relationships between heart, mind, body, and the external world. 

Sit Down to Rise Up: An Excerpt from GI Fellow Shelly Tygielski’s Forthcoming Book

By Garrison Institute

Garrison Institute Fellow and Pandemic of Love founder Shelly Tygielski’s forthcoming book Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World will be published next month. We invite you to enjoy this excerpt from Shelly’s book, and we hope you will consider pre-ordering it today. Shelly will join renowned meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg for a virtual book…

September 2021: Insights from the Garrison Institute Fellowship

By Garrison Institute

Wisdom is a product of contemplation, of time spent in deep reflection, and of the expanded perspective that arises from true compassion. Since the Garrison Institute’s founding in 2003, we have created opportunities to receive and share wisdom amongst diverse networks of scholars, contemplative teachers, indigenous leaders, artists, healthcare professionals, humanitarian aid workers, business leaders, activists, and practitioners through innovative…

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

By Garrison Institute

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

By Garrison Institute

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…

Fellowship Forum: Race, Restorative Justice and Healing in a Time of Awakening, Repair & Re-imagining

By Garrison Institute

On July 29, Dr. Fania Davis joined us to explore how we can re-imagine healing and justice in the context of our racialized society. In this interactive conversation with Fellowship Director Dr. Angel Acosta, Dr. Davis discussed the intersections of racial justice, restorative justice, healing, and indigeneity in these times of disaster, awakening, and repair. We live in challenging times…

Fellowship Forum: Jerry Michalski on Contemplative Innovation and Design from Trust

By Garrison Institute

On May 20, we continued the Garrison Institute Fellowship Forum with a conversation between Jerry Michalski and Dr. Angel Acosta, the Director of the Garrison Institute Fellowship. Michalski joined us to explore his framework Design from Trust — an innovative & contemplative-based design approach that begins with the assumption that most people are trustworthy. If you’ve ever thought about how Wikipedia works,…