Kerry Kennedy: Bringing Mindfulness to Activism

By Darrel Frost

Kerry Kennedy, the president of the RFK Human Rights Foundation, believes in an intersectional approach to activism — one informed as much by mindfulness as it is her Catholic faith.

Shelly Tygielski: Challenging Injustice Through Meditation

By Darrel Frost

What is the relationship between mindfulness meditation and activism? Is there a way for our meditation practice to be transformed into work that can change the world?  by Aidan Kennelley Often, the act of “sitting” can feel individualistic and self-centered. But Shelly Tygielski believes this can be a powerful tool that enables us to ask the essential question “how can…

Pathways to Planetary Health: Regeneration with Paul Hawken

By Garrison Institute

On October 5, the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health hosted a conversation between renowned author Paul Hawken, Garrison Institute cofounder Jonathan F.P. Rose, and a panel of select regenerators who exemplify the actions necessary for our time, as outlined in Paul’s new book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. Paul Hawken writes, “Regeneration means putting…

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

By Garrison Institute

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

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…

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…

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Tim Jackson on Life After Capitalism

By Garrison Institute

On June 2, we continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) with a conversation between award-winning economist and scholar Tim Jackson and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose. Their discussion focused on imagining a world where the shifts in worldviews and systems changes we need for a viable future, redress the underlying cause of climate change,…

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,…