Ending Racism: How to Change the World in One Generation

By Meghan Goria

Almost every piece of work or literature that I’ve read on racism is built on one assumption: that it cannot end. Or at best, that it will be a “lifelong fight.” That ending racism will be something that “will probably never happen in our generation.” Most of the quotes you hear about the fight against racism sound something like this:“We used…

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…

Forum: “The Inner and Outer Work of Radical Healing in Our Times” with Rhonda Magee & Angel Acosta

By Garrison Institute

As our world and nation continue to face tragedy and difficult questions, we are called together to hold space for emerging consciousness and radical healing. We continue The Garrison Institute Forum with a conversation between Rhonda Magee, Law Professor and Mindfulness Expert, and Dr. Angel Acosta, Contemplative Scholar-Practitioner, moderated by Garrison Institute CEO Jonathan Wiesner. Magee and Acosta began by…

In Search of Societal Altruism

By Jonathan F. P. Rose

We live in a time of great uncertainty, with the triple threat of increasingly volatile climate change, political polarization, and income inequality. It feels like the political, economic, and governance systems of our civilization are not only unequal to these challenges, but being fractured by them. In times of great uncertainty, people tend to grasp at leaders with views they…

How to Make Cities Greener for All

By Alex Tzelnic

Think about your local walk to the park. You head down that shady street, turn left at the corner store, cut up that little alleyway, and – voila! – you are surrounded by bounding dogs, trees, and giggling children. Or maybe not. Maybe you have to navigate an urban obstacle course littered with poorly thought out street crossings, concrete corridors,…

A Matter of Time

By Matt Miles

What were you doing 11 years ago? Do you remember? I remember very well what I was doing in spring of 2008—looking for a new job. I was looking for a new job because it had become clear to me then that the job I had would be gone by the end of the year. As it turned out, many…

Is Mindfulness Inherently Contextualizing?

By Dan Nixon

Vishvapani Blomfield has taught meditation, in secular and Buddhist contexts, for over eighteen years. He also writes and broadcasts on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism, and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thought for the Day’. Dan Nixon: Vishvapani, we’re here to talk about the wide range of contexts that we find ourselves in as human beings – and…

Mindfulness in the Micro Moment

By Alex Tzelnic

There’s an iconic scene in the movie There’s Something About Mary in which Ben Stiller picks up a sketchy hitchhiker played by Harland Williams. Williams tells Stiller about a groundbreaking idea he’s had. “You heard of this thing, the eight minute abs?” he asks. “This is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: seven minute…