Sharon Salzberg and the Holistic Life Foundation: People Who Care for People

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People who care for people play a vital role in our communities, whether in intimate family circles, larger social networks, or the wide array of helping professions in healthcare, education, social justice, and more. Often it is caregivers who support the front lines of our society: helping those who face challenges on a daily basis. However, this support can come at a high personal cost, leading to frustration, exhaustion, and a fast track to burnout. No prior meditation or yoga experience is necessary to attend.

Women’s Leadership: From Insight to Resilience

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This September, the Garrison Institute is pleased to offer a Women’s Leadership training designed for women in leadership positions within organizations providing social services to transform the lives of women and girls experiencing trauma.

Dr. Jan Willis: Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship Convocation 2019

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“Making the Invisible, Visible: A Multimedia Exploration of Race and Racism in the U.S. through a Buddhist Lens” led by Dr. Jan Willis, Professor Emerita of Religion at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Dr. Wills' doctoral work was in Indic and Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and has published books and numerous articles and essays on Buddhist meditation, women and Buddhism, and Buddhism and race.

John Tarrant: Into the Mystery: Cultivating Not Knowing and Creativity as Acts of Leadership

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Zen teachers have thought a lot about the apparent impossibility of most problems and taught people to depend on uncertainty, and not-knowing. They taught us that we should enter an area of difficulty without having to know beforehand how it’s all going to work out. Their stories and meditations became the Zen koan path. You don’t need any experience in meditation to take this path.

Michelle Maldonado and Simon Moyes: Search Inside Yourself

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Developed at Google and based on the latest in neuroscience research, the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program teaches attention and mindfulness training that build the core emotional intelligence skills needed for effective leadership. The program kicks off with a powerful and interactive in-person experience and is followed by a 4-week online practice period to sustain and integrate learning and growth from the inside-out.