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July 2020

Webinar: “Being with Change” with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Roshi will offer a meditation and words on how we can respond to the enormous changes we see in our world today.

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The Garrison Institute Forum: Education – Dr. Mark Greenberg, Christa Turksma & Tish Jennings

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Garrison Institute Forum on Education brings Tish Jennings, Ph.D. and Christa Turksma, Drs. together in conversation moderated by Mark Greenberg, Ph.D. discussing the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) program.

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The Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health – Edward Norton and Jonathan F.P. Rose

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On Thursday July 16, we continue the Garrison Institute Forum series on Pathways to Planetary Health with a conversation with actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador (biodiversity), Edward Norton and Garrison Institute Co-Founder, Jonathan F.P.Rose.

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Virtual Retreat: “Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path” with Norman Fischer

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this retreat we'll sit, walk, listen to and discuss teachings by Norman Fischer about the bodhisattva path of the six paramitas (perfect virtues): generosity, ethical conduct, patience, energy, meditation, and transcendent wisdom. These six practices define the imaginative path of the bodhisattva -- a spiritual hero fully dedicated to making effort for the benefit of others.

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Webinar: “Tending to the Emotional Body” with Leslie Booker

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Virtual Sanctuary practice session led by Leslie Booker, teacher of yoga and mindfulness, at the intersection of social justice.

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The Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health – Laurie Anderson and Jonathan F.P. Rose

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On Thursday July 23, The Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health continues with Writer, Visual Artist and Vocalist Laurie Anderson in conversation with Garrison Institute Co-founder, Jonathan F.P. Rose.

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Dharma Student Project: Three-Day Insight Meditation Retreat with Peter Doobinin

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - July 26 @ 2:00 pm

A silent retreat led by Peter Doobinin. This retreat is held in traditional insight meditation form, and includes sitting and walking meditation. This retreat is only open to students who have previously studied with Peter Doobinin.

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Silent Personal Retreat Weekend

July 24 @ 3:00 pm - July 26 @ 2:00 pm

A silent, unstructured personal retreat for meditators with a developed practice and those seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.

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Virtual Retreat: “Cultivating the Resilience to Pursue Our Goals” with Josh Korda and Jessica Morey

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Resilience is the quality that allows us to experience interpersonal rejections, disappointments, losses, to be knocked down, yet respond with renewed resolve; a refusal to give up pursuing our goals in love, friendships, work and creative endeavors. This daylong retreat will include a variety of contemplative practices that support resiliency, including guided somatic meditations, dharma talks and times for questions.

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Personal Retreat

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - August 2 @ 2:00 pm

A personal retreat for meditators with a developed practice and those seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment. Our yoga teacher, Shelley Nicole, will provide yoga instruction throughout the weekend program.

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Center Point Counseling: The Path of the Shaman

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - August 2 @ 2:00 pm

This will be a weekend retreat of spiritual initiation, based in the tradition of Incan Shamanism. Learn to dream your world into being, to journey into the non-ordinary realms, and to work with the forces of nature, and inner guides to transform your reality as planetary consciousness awakens.

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August 2020

CARE for Teachers: A Virtual Retreat with Christa Turksma, Velma Cobb and Adam Dilberto

August 3 @ 10:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm

The Garrison Institute offers this innovative training for educators introducing an evidence-based set of practical skills. These skills will help you reduce stress, improve your mental concentration and emotional awareness, and facilitate responsiveness. You will be able to apply these in your work so you can consistently be the caring, compassionate teacher you are.

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The Garrison Institute Forum: Social Justice – Thomas Hubl, Angel Acosta and Jonathan Wiesner

August 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

On Tuesday, Aug 4th at 2:00pm EDT, we continue The Garrison Institute Forum on Social Justice with a conversation around “Healing Collective Trauma in a Fractured World” with Thomas Hubl, Spiritual Teacher and Author, and Angel Acosta, Contemplative Scholar Practitioner, moderated by Jonathan 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.

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The Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health – Dr. Sam Myers and Jonathan F.P. Rose

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health continues with founding Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, Sam Myers, M.D. in conversation with Garrison Institute Co-founder, Jonathan F.P. Rose.

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The Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health – Paul Hawken and Jonathan F.P.Rose

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On Thursday August 13, The Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health continues with environmentalist, entrepreneur and author, Paul Hawken in conversation with Garrison Institute Co-founder, Jonathan F.P. Rose.

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Virtual Retreat: Sharon Salzberg & Ethan Nichtern: Finding True Refuge

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - August 15 @ 4:00 pm

This retreat will explore different dimensions of refuge: learning not to be swayed by the incomplete or false refuges of endless accumulation, or determined isolation, or relentless competitiveness we may have been conditioned to; finding a supportive and sustainable sense of true refuge within ourselves, with one another, and with a bigger picture of life. Suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

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Foundations In Restorative Justice

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - August 21 @ 2:00 pm

The Restorative Center's foundational training provides an experience-based understanding of TRC’s community based model of Restorative Justice. Our trainings are engaging, lively and ever-evolving. We utilize theory based lectures, the interactive circle experience, skill development, mock circles, as well as small and large group discussions. TRC's Newburgh Model Workbook will be distributed to participants. This course is open to newcomers to TRC, as well as to trained Circle Keepers who would like to deepen their foundations in the work.

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The Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health – Sebene Selassie and Jonathan F.P. Rose

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On Thursday August 20, the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health continues with Teacher and Author, Sebene Selassie in conversation with Garrison Institute Co-Founder, Jonathan F.P.Rose.

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Learn to Meditate – End of Summer Special Retreat

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - August 23 @ 2:00 pm

This retreat will focus on the practice of meditation, appealing to new meditators, those with a developed practice, and those simply seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.

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Advanced Topics in Restorative Justice Workshop

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - August 23 @ 2:00 pm

The Advanced Topics in Restorative Justice Workshop is open to participants who have already taken TRC’s Foundations training (or are continuing from the the foundations training). This is a dynamic training in Circle implementation and skills development. We will workshop the implementation of Circles in communities and schools, learn how to conduct highly-charged circles for conflict scenarios, as well as other lessons from the field.

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The Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health – Gideon Rose and Jonathan F.P.Rose

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On August 27, The Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health continues with Editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, Gideon Rose in conversation with Garrison Institute Co-founder, Jonathan F.P. Rose.

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Unplugged – A Sound and Yoga Retreat

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - August 30 @ 2:00 pm

In today's world of endless noise and distraction, we invite you to slow down and bask in silence, healing sound, and nourishing, transformational practices.
Join your guides Amy, David, and Shawna for a true digital detox. Restore and renew with yoga, breath work and meditation practice aided by the deep power of sound meditation.

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September 2020

Search Inside Yourself with Rich Fernandez and Heather Jelks

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - September 20 @ 2:00 pm

Originally developed at Google by leading experts in neuroscience, business, and psychology, Search Inside Yourself teaches practical mindful leadership and emotional intelligence tools to help you bring out your best self at work and in life. The program has been proven to reduce stress, improve focus, raise peak performance, and improve interpersonal relationships.

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October 2020

Rupert Spira: The Essence of Non-Duality

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - October 18 @ 2:00 pm

This is a contemporary, experiential approach involving silent meditation, guided meditation, and conversation, and requires no affiliation to any particular religious or spiritual tradition. All that is required is an interest in the essential nature of experience, and in the longing for love, peace, and happiness around which most of our lives revolve.

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The Christian Contemplative Journey w/Father Carl Arico, Mary Anne Best and Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - November 1 @ 1:00 pm

A time apart to listen, to reflect, to be still and come to know deeply that the Christian contemplative journey is about opening and consenting to the divine presence and action in all stages and dimensions of life, a process of interior transformation. One’s way of seeing reality changes in this process and a restructuring of consciousness takes place which empowers one to perceive, relate and respond to everyday life with acts of love and increasing sensitivity to the divine presence in, through and beyond everything that happens.

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Living Meditation: Deepening & Integrating Practices with Lawrence Edwards, PhD

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - November 1 @ 2:00 pm

Living Meditation will take you into the rich meditative practices and teachings found at the most profound levels of the great spiritual traditions, where the ultimate state of non-dual awareness is all that exists. In this retreat you will learn to deepen and integrate meditation into everyday life, opening the mind and heart to non-dual awareness.

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Actualizing a Realizational Practice: Buddhist Meditation & Psychoanalysis

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - November 1 @ 2:00 pm

This retreat, specially tailored for psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and mental health practitioners, integrates Buddhist principles, psychoanalytic concepts, social dreaming, extensive meditation practices, and discussions on the interrelation between Buddhism and psychoanalysis within the structure of a traditional Zen Buddhist retreat format.

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November 2020

Altar of Creation: “Moving Into Physical Law: Structural Engineering and Clinical Problem-Solving”

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - November 8 @ 2:00 pm

Class 5 in the 10-class healers' training program, based upon a comprehensive approach to both physical as well as energetic/spiritual laws.

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Dragon’s Way Qigong® – Deep Dive with Grand Master Nan Lu

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - November 8 @ 2:00 pm

This experiential weekend is based on our popular program, Dragon’s Way Qigong. It is intended to take current participants to a deeper level of practice while introducing newcomers to the healing benefits of the system. Under the guidance of Grand Master Nan Lu, you will practice specific Qigong movements that create an internal flow of vital energy, engage in group experiences, and mellow out with meditations.

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Still Mind Zendo 2020 Retreat

November 13 @ 3:00 pm - November 15 @ 2:00 pm

This weekend of silent meditation, which includes an Introduction to Zen component, consists of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and an opportunity to meet privately with one of our teachers. There is also time for rest, exercise and outdoor walks. All of this is held together by a warm and supportive community of dedicated practitioners.

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People who Care for People with Sharon Salzberg and The Holistic Life Foundation

November 20 @ 3:00 pm - November 22 @ 2:00 pm

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.

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

November 30 @ 3:00 pm - December 6 @ 2:00 pm

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

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December 2020

Ground Luminosity Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - December 15 @ 2:00 pm

This silent, Centering Prayer-based retreat will prepare practitioners enter more deeply into the Christian season of Advent, that mysterious liturgical “thin place” where light and darkness, birth and death, heaven and earth, apocalyptic rumblings and tender new birth all draw very close together. The mystically attuned heart can approach this cosmic wellspring—or wormhole— and begin to read here “the signs of the times,” drawing from it both the strength and lucidity to live courageously in a world apparently adrift.

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December Personal Retreat Weekend

December 11 @ 3:00 pm - December 13 @ 2:00 pm

A silent, unstructured personal retreat for meditators with a developed practice and those seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.

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Test Webinar Registration with Donation

December 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is a sample webinar where participants will choose the amount to give. Giving levels will be donations to the General Operating Fund.

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