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…

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

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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

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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

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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,…

Fellowship Forum: Dr. Bayo Akomolafe on Wrestling with Postactivism and Planetary Health

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On May 16, we continued the Garrison Institute Fellowship Forum with a conversation between Dr. Bayo Akomolafe and Dr. Angel Acosta, the Director of the Garrison Institute Fellowship. Dr. Akomolafe is a Western-trained psychologist from Nigeria, with roots in the West African Yoruba tradition, and a leader of The Emergence Network. Their dialogue on re-framing our notions of social or environmental…

Fellowship Forum: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson on Critical Thought & Contemplative Wisdom for Our Times

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On April 14, we invited Dr. Michael Eric Dyson to join us for the next installment of the Garrison Institute Fellowship Forum. Dr. Dyson spoke with Dr. Angel Acosta, Director of the Garrison Institute Fellowship, about critical social thought, prophetic witness, contemplative wisdom and Dr. Dyson’s latest book, Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America. We invite you to revisit…

Fellowship Forum: The State of the Garrison Institute Fellowship

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On April 8, we shared an update on the resonance and impact of the Garrison Institute Fellowship in its first sixth months. This transformative program launched in 2020, and our inaugural cohort of Fellows will participate in a two-year fellowship journey under the direction of Dr. Angel Acosta, Director of the Garrison Institute Fellowship. Dr. Acosta was joined by some…