Watch now—Pathways to Planetary Health: Joanna Macy

By Meghan Goria

On January 14, 2021, Garrison Institute presented a rare conversation with Joanna Macy, exploring our relationship to the earth and the pathways to healing during this critical time. As Macy has asked, “How can I be fully present to my world–present enough to rejoice and be useful–when we as a species are destroying it?” Drawing on her work at the intersection…

Justice from the Inside Out: Contemplative Practices for Correctional Workers

By Garrison Institute

This thought-provoking forum discussion between Caroline Margaret Volstad, J.D., and Lama Justin von Bujdoss (Repa Dorje Odzer) explores the challenges of disrupting suffering through spiritual care within carceral facilities. Caroline and Justin spend this hour contemplating justice (which Justin defines as respect, agency, appreciation of value, and freedom from violence for all beings) in the context of Justin’s work as Staff Chaplain for the New York City Department of Corrections.

Pathways To Planetary Health Forum: Filmmaker, Photographer, Author, Husk Of Time Victor Masayesva in Conversation with Co-Founder, The Garrison Institute, Jonathan F.P. Rose

By Garrison Institute

On September 10, filmmaker, video-artist and photographer Victor Masayesva of the Hopi village of Hoatvela joined chairman Jonathan F.P. Rose for the latest installment of the Garrison Institute Forum: Planetary Health Series. Since the early 1980s, Masayesva has been at the forefront of developing and propagating an indigenous aesthetic through his works, drawing praise from one scholar as being “one…

Pathways To Planetary Health Forum: Editor, Foreign Affairs Magazine, Gideon Rose in Conversation with Co-Founder, The Garrison Institute, Jonathan F.P. Rose

By Garrison Institute

This conversation between Foreign Affairs Magazine Editor Gideon Rose and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose explores the intersection of ecological awareness, spiritual wisdom, and politics. We are offering access to this session free of cost, as part of our open-access Pathways to Planetary Health initiative, a series of interactive Forum sessions which aim to expand our understanding of how…

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…

“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…

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…

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Edward Norton & Jonathan F.P. Rose

By Garrison Institute

We continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health with a conversation between Edward Norton, renowned actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity, and Jonathan F.P. Rose, Co-Founder of the Garrison Institute. These interactive sessions aim to expand our understanding around how we can each play a role in supporting a regenerative, just, and prosperous world for all…