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August 4, 2020

The Garrison Institute Forum: Thomas Hubl, Dr. Angel Acosta and Jonathan L. Wiesner

On Tuesday, Aug 4th at 1:30pm EDT, we continue The Garrison Institute Forum with a conversation around “Healing Collective Trauma in a Fractured World” with Thomas Hubl, Spiritual Teacher and Author, and Dr. Angel Acosta, Contemplative Scholar Practitioner, moderated by Jonathan L. Wiesner, CEO of the Garrison Institute. These interactive Forum sessions aim to hold space for generative conversations around how contemplative-based approaches can nurture and support the work of Social Justice.

This live webinar will be conducted on Zoom at 1:30pm EDT on Tuesday, August 4. The webinar link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Registration for this live webinar closes at 12:30pm EDT on August 4. Please note that participation in the live webinar on Zoom is limited to the first 1,000 attendees.

We will also be live-streaming this program on Youtube.


Your support matters. Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the opportunity to create a virtual sanctuary during this time of physical distancing. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution toward our efforts.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at events@garrisoninstitute.org.


Dr. Angel Acosta For the last decade, Angel Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice, and mindfulness. He holds a doctorate degree in curriculum and teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Acosta has supported more than educational leaders and their students by facilitating leadership trainings, creating pathways to higher education, and designing dynamic learning experiences. His dissertation explored healing-centered education as a promising framework for educational leadership development.

After participating in the Mind and Life Institute’s Academy for Contemplative Leadership, Acosta began consulting and developing learning experiences that weave leadership development with conversations about inequality and healing, to support educational leaders through contemplative and restorative practices. As a former trustee for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, he participated as a speaker and discussant at the Asia Pacific Forum on Holistic Education in Kyoto, Japan. He continues to consult for organizations like the NYC Department of Education, UNICEF, Columbia University and others. Over the last couple of years, he has designed the Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality Experience–a contemplative journey to understand structural inequality. He’s a proud member of the 400 Years of Inequality Project, based at the New School.

Thomas Hübl is a renowned teacher and international facilitator who has led online and in-person courses, as well as multi-day retreats with tens of thousands of people around the topics of collective trauma, personal development, relational competencies, and healing for the past 18 years. Thomas has established working groups and partnerships with physicians, psychologists, and therapists from around the world. He is the founder of the Academy of Inner Science and the non-profit Pocket Project. His forthcoming book, Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds, will be published in November, 2020. Thomas will host the second annual Collective Trauma Online Summit in September, 2020, featuring +30 leading experts from around the world.

Jonathan L. Wiesner is Chief Executive Officer of the Garrison Institute. As CEO, Jonathan leads the organization in growing and nurturing a network of thought leaders, scientists, teachers and others who are applying contemplative practices to address social, civic, and environmental concerns.

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