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…

Martel Catalano – Beyond Our Battles: Coping with Chronic Illness and Disability

By Garrison Institute

Martel Catalano is the executive director and co-founder of Beyond My Battle, a nonprofit focused on reducing the stress of serious illness, rare disease, and disability through emotional support and resources rooted in mindfulness. Martel is dedicated to helping individuals and families cope with health-related uncertainty by cultivating self-awareness, compassion, and supportive relationships. She has studied with mindfulness teachers in…

Michelle Maldonado – Leading Awake: Bringing Mindful Equity, Compassion & Wise Work to Action

By Garrison Institute

“Our way of being informs our way of leading.” In this interactive webinar, mindfulness teacher Michelle Maldonado discusses how we can use emotional awareness practices, not only to find peace in ourselves, but also to cultivate spaces of safety and belonging in the workplace – a task of particular urgency in our current moment of paradox and transformation. Maldonado begins…

Robin Stern, PhD. and Marc Brackett, PhD. – Permission To Feel: Strategies For Healthy Emotional Regulation During Uncertain Times

By Garrison Institute

Have you been riding a roller coaster of emotions lately? You aren’t alone. This virtual lecture from Dr. Marc Brackett and Dr. Robin Stern from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence provides tools to make the ride a little smoother. These research-based strategies can help support your own and your children’s well-being, healthy decision making, relationship quality, and performance during…

Mary Esther Malloy – The Healing Power Of Parenting Through Connection: Mindfulness For Birth & Parenting

By Garrison Institute

Mary Esther Malloy founded Mindful Birth NY in New York City in 2004. Since then, she has offered thousands of families an expansive, holistic approach to childbirth and parenting. She believes that a deep engagement with mindfulness for birth and parenting can be an upstream intervention with the potential to interrupt the transgenerational passage of pain. Mary Esther is honored…

Pathways To Planetary Health Forum: Sebene Selassie & Jonathan F.P. Rose

By Garrison Institute

On Wednesday, August 19 at 2:00pm EDT The Garrison Institute Forum Series on Pathways to Planetary Health continued with a conversation between Meditation Teacher and Author and Meditation Teacher Sebene Selassie and Jonathan F.P. Rose, Co-Founder of the Garrison Institute.  These interactive Forum sessions aim to expand our understanding around how each of us can play a role in supporting a regenerative, just and prosperous world,…

Balancing Perseverance with Patience with Allan Lokos & Dr. Pilar Jennings

By Garrison Institute

In this webinar, psychoanalyst and Buddhist practitioner Dr. Pilar Jennings joins meditation teacher Allan Lokos to discuss patience and perseverance in times of change. Lokos and Dr. Jennings explain how Buddhist philosophy and practice can help us to manage the fears and anxieties of the pandemic, as well as the tumult of our current moment of global awakening to a deeper understanding of systemic injustices.

“Surrendering to Uncertainty: Embracing the Mud” with Kaira Jewel Lingo

By Garrison Institute

Meditation teacher Kaira Jewel Lingo provides an invitation “to come home to the island within us that very much needs our care, so that we can meet the uncertainty of our times with resilience and tenderness.” In this virtual webinar, she spoke about embracing “the mud” of suffering and uncertainty and led a guided meditation focused on nourishing a wholesome mind-state…