#BreatheForEight Gathering For Justice (Queens, NY)

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#BreatheForEight is a national collective that recognizes the importance of standing up for Black lives and the value of each individual in the racial justice movement. We wish to support and encourage effective action in our communities through supporting our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Join the Garrison Institute as we partner with #BreatheForEight in launching this movement at the Gathering For Justice on June 27 in Southside Jamaica, Queens, NY.

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.

LGBTIQ Retreat: Waking Up Fabulous: Taking Refuge & Care in Ourselves, The Practice, and Each Other

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This retreat is an opportunity for us to come together as an LGBTIQ community and care for ourselves: to remember who we really are and to recollect our true inner goodness. We will explore ways of sustaining a kind heart, a clear open mind, and a strong body. We will engage with the ancient teachings and practices offered by the Buddha that cultivate compassion, wisdom, and skillful actions.

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.