VIDEO: Frank Ostaseski on Compassion and Appropriate Response

By Garrison Institute

Along with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care (NYZCCC), the Garrison Institute is hosting the fourth biennial Contemplative Care Symposium on November 8-11, 2018. The heart of the symposium is exploring ways to transform the culture of care through contemplative practice, meeting illness, aging, and death with compassion and wisdom. In the above video, Frank Ostaseski delivers a…

The Mind and Life Summer Research Institute

By Mind and Life Summer Research Institute

Since 2004, one of the cornerstones of Mind and Life’s programming has been the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute (MLSRI), which was designed to support the growing field of contemplative studies. This unique event is a week-long conference that incorporates academic presentations, informal breakout groups, poster sessions, and periods of meditation, yoga, and tai chi each day, as well…

The Huffington Post’s Next Ten Campaign

By Garrison Institute

We’re thrilled and honored to let you know that The Huffington Post is shining a spotlight on our work this month as part of their 10th anniversary. The Huffington Post Next Ten campaign will help incredible causes that will shape the next decade. The Garrison Institute has been selected for “bringing mindfulness and meditation to the masses.” By tapping the…

We Welcome Andrew Zolli

By Garrison Institute

We’re delighted to announce that Andrew Zolli, founder of the global innovation network PopTech and author of Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, has joined the Institute’s Advisory Council. He’s a thought leader in the truest sense of the term, a thinker and practical innovator who is deepening our understanding of resilience and how to build it. His work informs all…

Upcoming Retreat Highlights

By Garrison Institute

The Institute presents a rich variety of retreats and events that provide tools for positive personal and social change.  They’re designed for people from all walks of life and all levels of familiarity with contemplative-based practices, from first-timers to experienced practitioners. In the weeks and months ahead, we’re offering Contemplative-Based Resilience Trainings for humanitarian aid workers, a meditation retreat for…