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December 2020

Workshop: Community Grounding Session: A Restorative Circle with Angel Acosta

December 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

With the multiple levels of crises unfolding before us, we need to continuously find spaces and communities that nurture and support us. The main goal of this session is to provide participants with a generative and restorative experience. This session will be facilitated as a restorative circle and will provide ample time to connect with community members from around the country and world.

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January 2021

Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health With Jonathan F.P. Rose & Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

January 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

On Thursday, January 7 at 2:00 p.m. ET, we continue the Garrison Institute Forum with a conversation between author Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, and Jonathan F.P. Rose Co-Founder of the Garrison Institute. These interactive sessions aim to expand our understanding around how each of us can play a role in supporting a regenerative, just and prosperous world.

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Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health With Jonathan F.P. Rose & Joanna Macy

January 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

On Thursday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET, we continue the Garrison Institute Forum with a conversation between environmental activist and author Joanna Macy, and Jonathan F.P. Rose, Co-Founder of the Garrison Institute. These interactive sessions aim to expand our understanding around how each of us can play a role in supporting a regenerative, just and prosperous world.

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Poetry Timeout: Poetry, Songs and Stories of Radical Trust with Jennifer Bloom

January 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

One-hour long family-friendly guided meditations and poetic journey with Jennifer Bloom.

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Fellowship Forum: The Science of Social Justice with Dr. Sará King and Dr. Angel Acosta

January 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Discussion, interactive questions, and small group breakout sessions on the science of social justice led by Dr. Sará King and Dr. Angel Acosta.

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Healing Collective Trauma: Visible Effects, Hidden Roots & Integration in Community with Thomas Hübl

January 31, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Wounding and trauma are passed through communities and from generation to generation. And as Spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl says, “What our ancestors turned away from is our job.” The work of integration is a process of turning towards that which needs to be healed; of bringing it into the light of consciousness to be transformed. In this 90-minute workshop, Thomas Hübl, Dr. Angel Acosta, and Lina Pasquale will explore the insights and tools put forth in Thomas’ new book: Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds.

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February 2021

Virtual Retreat: Compassionate Selves for a Compassionate World with the Garrison Institute Fellows

February 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

On this half-day virtual, join the Garrison Institute fellows to co-create a sacred space that allows for the transformational possibility of self-compassion both in the present moment, and as an action we can embody and carry into the world.

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Virtual Retreat: The Science & Practice Of Mapping Emotions w/ Eve & Paul Ekman and Ryan Redman

February 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Virtual Retreat: The Science & Practice Of Mapping Emotions with Eve Ekman, Ryan Redman and Special Appearance by Paul Ekman Join CEB Instructors Eve Ekman, Ryan Redman, and a special appearance by founding teacher Paul Ekman for an opportunity to reflect on the emotions of an eventful past year in this half day training hosted by the Garrison Institute. The…

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The Reality of Intraconnection: Dispelling the Lethal Lie of the Separate Self with Dan Siegel M.D.

February 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Dr. Dan Siegel joins Dr. Angel Acosta for a discussion on his work in the field of interpersonal neurobiology.

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Virtual Retreat: The Key to Recovery and Buddhist Practice

February 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

A Virtual Retreat with Dr. Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara) and Kevin Griffin. In this half-day retreat we will explore meditation practices and insights that help us to let go of our addictions and their underlying causes. There will be guidance in mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation as well as teachings on Right View, Right Intention and Right Effort, path factors central to letting go.

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Poetry Timeout: Poetry, Songs and Stories with Jennifer Bloom

February 21, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

One-hour long family-friendly guided meditations and poetic journey with Jennifer Bloom.

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Webinar: Finding Equanimity in Challenging Times With Sharon Salzberg

February 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

As we begin this new year amidst continuing difficulties, Sharon Salzberg will lead us in teaching and guided meditation to help us to cultivate equanimity.

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March 2021

Virtual Retreat: The Direct Path to Peace and Happiness with Rupert Spira

March 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

Please join us on this path of Non-Dual understanding for these troubling times, with Rupert Spira.

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Fellowship Forum: Welcoming the Unknown Through Embodied Practices with Arawana Hayashi

March 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

For this Fellowship Forum, we invite Arawana Hayashi to join us for a conversation and interactive experience to explore her work on embodied presence and awareness practices for getting unstuck in the face of uncertainty.

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Virtual Retreat: Finding Your Breath/Weaving Your Purpose with Garrison Institute Fellow Jackie Ivy

March 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Join Garrison Institute Fellow, Jackie Ivy for a workshop that addresses the question of the purpose of everything happening in our lives, using breath as the entry point of an answer.

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Virtual Retreat: Holistic Spirituality: A 3-Part Online Series with Oren Jay Sofer

March 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

In this series of online, half-day workshops, we will build on the foundation of inner practice to build a holistic approach to transformation and engaged action.

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Poetry Timeout: Poetry, Songs and Stories with Jennifer Bloom

March 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

One-hour long family-friendly guided meditations and poetic journey with Jennifer Bloom.

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April 2021

Fellowship Forum – The State of the Garrison Institute Fellowship: Resonance & Impact

April 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Join us for a discussion on the state of the Garrison Institute Fellowship.

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Virtual Workshop: Compassionate Leadership-Jacqueline Carter & Rasmus Hougaard of Potential Project

April 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Please join Jacqueline Carter and Rasmus Hougaard of the Potential Project as they lead us in exploring Leadership through wisdom and compassion, ultimately helping us better connect.

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Fellowship Forum: Critical Thought & Contemplative Wisdom for Our Times with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

April 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Join Dr. Michael Eric Dyson in this forum on critical social thought, prophetic witness, contemplative wisdom and his latest book, Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America.

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Love is the Most Powerful Force in the Universe- Sharon Salzberg, Ali & Atman Smith, Andres Gonzales

April 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - April 17, 2021 @ 5:30 pm EDT

In this two day virtual retreat, Sharon Salzberg and Holistic Life Co-Founders, Atman Smith, Ali Smith, and Andres Gonzalez offer a program exploring the depths, capacity, and meaning of love.  Learn to get in touch with and share the infinite love inside of you with meditation, yoga, and additional contemplative practices.

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Poetry Timeout: Poetry, Songs & Stories with Jennifer Bloom & Nico Cary

April 25, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

One-hour long family-friendly guided meditations and poetic journey with Jennifer Bloom and Nico Cary.

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May 2021

The Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health- Tony Hiss and Jonathan F. P. Rose

May 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

On Thursday, May 13 at 2:00 pm EDT, join acclaimed author, New Yorker writer, scholar, and visionary Tony Hiss in a conversation with Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose about the fascinating possibilities of “Half-Earth” – the call to conserve half of Earth’s land and oceans to safeguard biodiversity and regenerate ecosystems.

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Fellowship Forum: Wrestling with Postactivism & Planetary Health with Dr. Bayo Akomolafe

May 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

For this Fellowship Forum, we invite Dr. Bayo Akomolafe to join us for a conversation about his perspectives on the notion of postactivism and how this relates the challenges of sustaining planetary health.

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Fellowship Forum: Exploring Design from Trust with Jerry Michalski

May 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

For this Fellowship Forum, we invite Jerry Michalski to join us for a session to explore his framework Design from Trust -- an innovative & contemplative-based design approach that begins with the assumption that most people are trustworthy.

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Poetry Timeout: Poetry, Songs and Stories with Jennifer Bloom

May 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Join mother, poet, singer, scholar Jennifer Bloom on this Sunday in May for an online performance of original poems, songs, and stories.

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Compassionate Leadership for the Age of Radical Interconnectedness- Garrison Institute International

May 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate 2014 and Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, Chair of IMAGINE, in conversation with youth and business leaders. Presented by Garrison Institute International.

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June 2021

Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health – Tim Jackson and Jonathan F. P. Rose on “Life After Capitalism”

June 2, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

On Wednesday June 2 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, we continue The Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health with a conversation with award-winning economist and scholar Tim Jackson and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose on imagining a world where the shifts in worldviews and systems changes we need for a viable future redress the underlying cause of climate change, social inequity and financial instability: capitalism itself.

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Virtual Retreat: Compassionate Selves for a Compassionate World

June 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Join Garrison Institute Fellows as they offer this multidisciplinary journey using: meditation, gentle movement, sound, spoken word, personal reflection, Use this mid-point of the year to: reflect on, clarify, and catalyze your presence and purpose in the world.

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Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health – David Abram & Jonathan F. P. Rose on the More-than-Human World

June 15, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

On Tuesday June 15 at 7:30 p.m. EDT, we continue The Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health with a conversation between David Abram and Jonathan F.P. Rose, Co-Founder of the Garrison Institute. They’ll explore a worldview that transcends the anthropocentric and accepts earthly nature as “more-than-human,” to use Abram’s phrase adopted by the ecological movement.

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Virtual Retreat: Emancipating Ourselves from Mental Enslavement: A BIPOC Day of Mindfulness

June 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT

These times are challenging for all, especially for our BIPOC community. This daylong gathering will help us to pause and take time to remember that our minds and bodies hold these challenges and that they can be released. We can emancipate ourselves.

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July 2021

Virtual Retreat: The Light of Love in the Shadow of Grief with Susan Bauer-Wu & Frank Ostaseski

July 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Join us for this workshop on coping with grief through mindfulness. Through guided meditations and reflective sharing, this virtual mini-retreat — for anyone experiencing a heavy heart of grief, including health care professionals — will be a respite and time for healing and connection.

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Forum: Race, Restorative Justice and Healing in a Time of Awakening, Repair & Re-imagining

July 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Dr. Fania Davis joins us to explore how we can re-imagine healing and justice in the context of our racialized society.

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August 2021

Fellowship Forum: Cultivating R.E.S.T.: The Ground of Liberation with Rashid Hughes

August 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join us for this discussion on the intersections of liberation and contemplative practice, with mindfulness teacher Rashid Hughes.

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September 2021

Forum: Jon Kabat-Zinn & Jonathan F. P. Rose on Growing The Common Good

September 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

On Tuesday September 14 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, we continue The Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health with a conversation between Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. and Jonathan F.P. Rose, Co-Founder of the Garrison Institute. They will focus on how meditation can help promote planetary health, by transforming human mindsets.

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Virtual Retreat: Creating a Sonic Sanctuary – The Healing Power of Music

September 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Join yoga teacher and musician Nichol Chase to explore the healing and integrative power of music. In this workshop, we will integrate the three components of resilience as elucidated in the Contemplative-Based Resilience programming through Garrison Institute: awareness, balance and connection.

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October 2021

Pathways to Planetary Health: Regeneration with Paul Hawken

October 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join Paul Hawken, Jonathan F.P. Rose and selected regenerators for this virtual event on an inspiring journey through Paul’s new book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, and the application of its ideas in the world, today.

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In Person: Seven Day Retreat with Rupert Spira

October 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - October 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EDT

In his meetings, Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta, Kashmir Shivaism, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Mystical Christianity, Sufism, Zen, and so on, and which is also the direct, ever-present reality of our own experience.

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Virtual Retreat: Transformation Through Dialogue: Building Resilient Foundations

October 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Join authors Kim Loh and Oren Jay Sofer to explore the potential of dialogue to transform us by understanding communication as a vehicle for our spiritual practice. This creative daylong workshop integrates contemplative practice, embodied approaches and practical guidance to help you develop more confidence, insight and flexibility in your approach to conversations and relationships.

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November 2021

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

November 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Join us for this conversation between Pandemic of Love founder Shelly Tygielsk and Sharon Salzberg;  about Shelly's new book Sit Down to Rise Up. We will  will discuss how self-care can also be a powerful tool for spurring transformative collective action.

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Forum: Kerry Kennedy & Jonathan F.P. Rose on Human Rights and the Common Good

November 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Join human rights activist and writer Kerry Kennedy in a conversation with Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose about: the accelerating impact of climate change, share inspiring work being done around the world, and help us learn how to integrate mindfulness into our social justice work.

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Virtual: People Who Care for People with Sharon Salzberg, Ali & Atman Smith and Andres Gonzales

November 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - November 13, 2021 @ 5:30 pm EST

Join Sharon Salzberg, Atman Smith, Ali Smith and Andres Gonzalez for this virtual workshop exploring the immense resilience of the human spirit, and how to find greater balance when serving others.

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December 2021

Fellowship Forum: Restorative & Healing-Centered Philanthropy with Edgar Villanueva

December 2, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Edgar Villanueva joins us for a conversation on his book Decolonizing Wealth, and the ways in which traditional philanthropy is being transformed by more restorative and healing-centered approaches.

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Virtual Retreat: Creating a Somatic Sanctuary: The Liberating Power of Movement

December 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Join yoga and mindfulness teacher Nichol Chase along with Social Presencing Theater teacher Arawana Hayashi,  in exploring the liberating power of mindful movement. We will gain a greater sense of well-being and health, and will strengthen our collective capacity for compassion and altruism.

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Forum: Thibault Manekin & Jonathan F. P. Rose on being Larger Than Yourself

December 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Join Jonathan and Thibault as they discuss his urban renewal work in Baltimore — redeveloping historic buildings as affordable housing and office space for nonprofits as well as his forthcoming book Larger Than Yourself.

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In-Person Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault – Integral Light Shining in the Dark: Journey to the Heart

December 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST

Join is for this in-person first-of-a-kind immersion retreat. Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault will take us on a deep dive into the profoundly Christian and incarnational mysticism at the root of Jean Gebser’s Integral Evolutionary theory.

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Virtual Workshop: Nurturing Relational Sensemaking: An Ideas and Practices Festival

December 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - December 12, 2021 @ 4:30 pm EST

Join the Garrison Institute Fellows and Dr. Dan Siegel for a multidisciplinary journey into the heart of relational sensemaking. By knowing and experiencing ourselves as relational beings, we deepen our understanding of the reality of interconnection and the unique gifts we each bring to the thriving of life on the planet. This two-day festival will weave scientific research, meditation, personal reflection, collaborative creativity, and community conversation into a playful and ceremonial experience.

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Virtual Year End Benefit: Closing The Year, Opening Our Hearts with Sharon Salzberg and Krishna Das

December 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

A special virtual session of chanting, guided meditation, and deep discussion, led by lifelong friends and collaborators Sharon Salzberg and Krishna Das. Immerse yourself in the teachings of these two world-renowned leaders and help support the Garrison Institute’s work to build a more compassionate, resilient future.

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January 2022

Fellowship Forum: The Emerging Research Symposium

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Join Garrison Institute Fellow and Ph.D candidate Andrew Villamil, M.A., Lisa Walsh, Ph.D.  and Jason Beck PhD. as they explore the science of interconnection and generative action. Speakers will share insight and wisdom using the latest scientific research. They will invite participants to explore helpful strategies on how to live a better life and useful practices that can facilitate healing and growth.

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

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

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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