Dr. Bayo Akomolafe on “Postactivism”

In this talk with Garrison Institute Fellowship Director Dr. Angel Acosta, “Contemplating Postactivism: Reframing Our Approach to Social Change,” Bayo Akomolafe began by asking the provocative question: “What if the way we respond to the crisis is part of the crisis?” Dr. Akomolafe is a celebrated philosopher, writer, activist, professor, and international speaker. His work produced the concept of “postactivism,” which refuses the “us vs. them” thinking of traditional activism.

Susana Mendoza on Clarity and Human Relationships

Welcome again to the Compassionate Leadership in Finance Podcast. This collaboration with Mindful on Wall Street presents illuminating discussions with successful financial decision-makers on how they apply mindful leadership in their everyday life and work.

In this episode we chat with Susana Mendoza, MD Private Equity Capital Markets at TD Securities. She’s also a founding member of Mindful on Wall Street, a grassroots collaboration of mindfulness champions across the financial services industry.

Zen, Contemplative Practice, and the Emergence of Black Queer Joy

This narrative essay offers an exploration of the ways in which contemplative practice can be part of a strategy for nurturing health, well-being, meaning and joy in our everyday lives as Black contemplatives. Drawing on my experience as a Black queer scholar and college professor, attention is given to the notion of contemplative practice as a way of cultivating our internal emotional, intellectual and spiritual resources.

Igniting Action at the Intersection of Art, Ecology, and Contemplation

The Garrison Institute was honored to welcome the work of Paz Perlman and artists from the Think About Water collective into the ensemble of contributors at our recent Pathways to Planetary Health Symposium in March. These critically acclaimed artists are known for their powerful bodies of work that grapple with today’s most profound societal and environmental challenges.

Introducing the Compassionate Leadership in Finance PODCAST

We are excited to collaborate with Mindful on Wall Street to share a series of podcasts of our conversations with leaders in finance. These discussions will illuminate how successful decision-makers apply mindfulness and compassionate leadership in their day-to-day life and work. To quote one of Mindful on Wall Street’s taglines: “Mindfulness: It starts with you.” In this first podcast, Howard…

Announcing Our New CBR Director, Christa M. Tinari

The Garrison Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Christa Tinari as the new Director of our Contemplative-Based Resiliency Program.

“We are very excited to welcome Christa to the Institute and to our team,” says Brian Gallagher, Interim Executive Director. “She brings a wealth of experience regarding the science of contemplation in the service of human well-being, and is the ideal leader to grow and deepen the impact of our CBR Program.”