The Retreat is themed around Meditation and its various practices. We will learn of the various meditation traditions – their philosophies and practices – in Yoga, Bhakti, Advaita and Kashmir Shaivism. There will be multiple practice sessions where we learn both basic and advanced techniques of meditation from these traditions.
A silent retreat led by Peter Doobinin. This retreat is held in traditional insight meditation form, and includes sitting and walking meditation. This retreat is only open to students who have previously studied with Peter Doobinin.
This March, the Garrison Institute is pleased to hold the second convening of the Pathways to Planetary Health Symposium. Building on discussions from the 2018 Symposium, we will explore necessary steps in creating a foundational shift toward an altruistic society.
Mindfulness practice helps us welcome each moment of our experience with kindness, balance, and discernment. In this way, we learn to make friends with our own minds, open our hearts to the fullness of life, and show up more lovingly and wisely in relationships. On retreat, these new ways of being with our experience are facilitated by periods of silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, and soulful communal prayer.
The Mind & Life Summer Research Institute (SRI), now in its sixteenth year, is a week-long immersive, residential program designed to foster collaborative research across the sciences and humanities, based on a process of inquiry and dialogue with contemplative practitioners and professionals engaged in applied work. The program incorporates academic presentations, informal breakout groups, poster presentations, and regular contemplative sessions, including daily yoga and a full-day silent retreat.