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May 2022

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum with the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Garrison Institute founder Jonathan F.P. Rose sits down with the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, renowned theologian, faculty emeritus at the Center for Action and Contemplation, founding director of her Wisdom School network; in conversation on the common good. Over the last year, Cynthia has worked extensively on understanding the common good and its role in civil society in the United States. We will discuss her conception of the common good, its importance within the fabric of our communities, and how each of us can act towards it.

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In-Person: LGBTIQ Retreat – Waking Up Fabulous: Taking Refuge & Care

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - May 30 @ 2:00 pm EDT

This retreat is an opportunity for the LGBTIQ community to gather and: 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.

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June 2022

In Person: The Future of American Buddhism Conference

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - June 5 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Naropa University and the Lenz Foundation present an in-person gathering of our network and the larger American Buddhist community of which we are all a part. The conference series consists of a robust online run-up training and discussion program which will commence virtually, and culminate with the conference at Garrison Institute in June, 2022.

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Pathways Forum: Daniel Christian Wahl & Jonathan Rose on Regenerative Systems Design

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Join us on Friday, June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. ET in conversation with Daniel Christian Wahl, author of Designing Regenerative Cultures, teacher at Schumacher College, and creator of the Design for Sustainability course at Gaia Education. Daniel and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose will discuss systems design in support of planetary health and regeneration.

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Virtual Workshop: Nurturing Relational Sensemaking: An Ideas & Practices Fellowship Forum

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join the Garrison Institute Fellows  for a multidisciplinary journey into the heart of relational sensemaking. Garrison Institute Fellows are thrilled to invite you to Nurture Relational Sensemaking through a series of public dialogues and practices at the edges of some of our most pressing questions, concerns, and dreams. Each session will be designed as a sacred space for exploration of current events, issues, challenges, successes, beauty, and mystery; a place where difference does not mean division and where fellowship values of interconnection, trust, curiosity, and love are embodied and expressed with openness, and mutual regard.

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In Person: Becoming Bodhisattvas: A Silent Meditation Retreat with Ethan Nichtern

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - June 26 @ 2:00 pm EDT

This retreat will focus on practices and teachings related to the path of the Bodhisattva, a body of teachings with complete relevance to how we prepare for and approach a compassionate and wise way of being in a complex and interdependent world.

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Virtual Fellowship Forum: Reimagining Loneliness and Grief through Liberatory Practices

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

This special Forum invites you to co-explore with Ashon Crawley, Lama Rod Owens, and Rashid Hughes as they reflect on how their commitment to embodied living has revealed radical ways of understanding loneliness and its potential to inspire liberatory practices of intimacy, compassion, and joy.

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July 2022

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Justin Winters & Jonathan Rose On Coexisting with Nature

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Join us on Wednesday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m. ET in conversation with Justin Winters, co-founder and Executive Director of One Earth. Justin and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose will discuss what it will take for humanity and nature to coexist and thrive together by 2050.

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In Person: CARE for Teachers: Thirteenth Annual Summer Retreat

July 25 @ 3:00 pm - July 29 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education

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Virtual Forum: The Power of Imagination: Activating the Inner Relational Field with Barnaby Willett

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Every person has the potential to connect with their inner guide — the ally. The ally has been central to the spiritual journey across traditions and time. In this workshop, we'll learn about the ally — and the transformative practice of ally work — through themes of compassion, relationality, and imagination. In this introductory conversation, led by Garrison Institute Fellow Barnaby Willett, we’ll explore an understanding of the faculty of the imagination, and share a foundational overview of the practice of ally work — with influence and inspiration from the work of Dr. Jeffrey Raff, Henry Corbin, Ibn ‘Arabi, and Avicenna.

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August 2022

In-Person: Heart Magic – Trusting the Power of Loving Awareness

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - August 10 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Join us for this silent 7-day meditation retreat, where we learn how to tap into and trust the greatest power of all – that of an open heart. Taught by Mindfulness teachers Emily West Horn & Vince Horn.

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Pathways Forum: Michelle Moore & Jonathan Rose on Leading an Equitable Energy Transition

August 4 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Join us on Thursday, August 4th at 2:30 p.m. ET in conversation with Michelle Moore, CEO of Groundswell, author of the upcoming book Rural Renaissance: Revitalizing America’s Hometowns through Clean Power, and President Biden nominee to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors. Michelle and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose will discuss the transition to clean energy and steps necessary to create an inclusive system that regenerates communities around the country.

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In Person: View as Vast as Sky, Conduct Fine as Barley Flour with Tsoknyi Rinpoche

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - August 23 @ 2:00 pm EDT

This teaching will focus on establishing a living and vital connection between the view of Dzogchen and its natural expression in our daily lives. This is an open, foundational retreat. All are welcome to attend.

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September 2022

In Person: A Meaningful Life: Discovering a Deeper Sense of Purpose Towards a Life Worth Living

September 1 @ 3:00 pm - September 5 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Join the Brooklyn-based teachers of DharmPunx NYC: Kathy Cherry, Jessica Morey and Josh Korda for this retreat. We will practice with an emphasis towards connecting with wholesome desires, what the Buddha called "chanda," discerning between this life-affirming motivation and "tanha," the unquenchable thirst for short term pleasures.  The retreat includes teachings on the dharma and contemporary psychological therapies, silent sittings, walking meditations in nature, interactions with teachers, experiential exercises, interpersonal dialogues.

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In Person: Finding Refuge in the Triple Gem

September 1 @ 3:00 pm - September 5 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Join Space2Meditate teachers Jon Aaron and Dharmacharini Upayadhi as we explore the teachings of the Triple Gem. This retreat is suitable for those newer to practice, as well as for those with extensive "time on the cushion" and knowledge of the teachings. We will explore the themes in ways that are meaningful for all, whether anchored in the Buddhist tradition, in other traditions, or none.

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Pathways Forum: Nicole Redvers & Jonathan Rose on Including Indigenous Voices in Planetary Health

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Join us on Tuesday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. ET in conversation with Nicole Redvers, co-founder of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation, author of The Science of the Sacred: Bridging Global Indigenous Medicine Systems and Modern Scientific Principles, and faculty at the University of North Dakota. Nicole and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose will discuss including indigenous voices in planetary health and the common good.

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