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November 4, 2021

Sit Down to Rise Up: A Book Event with Shelly Tygielski and Sharon Salzberg

How can we connect the inner work we do to the state of the outer world? The practice of self-care is most often touted for its profound mind, body, and spirit benefits.

Join us for this inspiring conversation between Pandemic of Love founder Shelly Tygielski and author/mindfulness teacher Sharon Salzberg; about Shelly’s new book: Sit Down to Rise Up.

We will discuss how self-care can also be a powerful tool for spurring transformative collective action.

This forum will be a live meeting, which will be conducted on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 4. The meeting link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Please email us at events@garrisoninstitute.org with questions.


Shelly Tygielski is the author of Sit Down to Rise Up and founder of the global grassroots mutual aid organization Pandemic of Love. Her work has been featured by over 100 media outlets, including CNN Heroes, The Kelly Clarkson Show, CBS This Morning, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. A trauma-mindfulness teacher and a Garrison Institute Fellow, she has been called one of the “12 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement” by Mindful.org and teaches self-care and resilience at organizations around the world. Visit her online at http://www.shellytygielski.com.

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of eleven books including New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her most recent book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World. For more information on Sharon’s work, please visit: https://www.sharonsalzberg.com/

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