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October 2021

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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PPH Forum: Dr. Haley Mellin & Dr. Steven Brumby on Land Conservation & Biodiversity Visualization

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Join us as Garrison Institute's founder Jonathan F. P. Rose as sits down with Dr. Haley Mellin, founder of Art-to-Acres and Conserve.org, artist, and researcher; and Dr. Steve Brumby Co-Founder of Impact Observatory as we discuss innovative approaches to large-scale conservation, biodiversity's role in planetary health, and using visualization to support these goals.

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Fellowship Forum: Walking the Path of Freedom and Justice with an Open Heart

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Join us for this Garrison Institute Fellowship Forum, where we invite Kate Johnson, author of Radical Friendship, and Kaira Jewel Lingo, author of We Were Made for These Times, in a conversation about their new books, hosted/moderated by Dr. Angel Acosta.

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February 2022

Creating a Superconscious Sanctuary: Expansive Power of Mindfulness -Nichol Chase & Dr. Dan Siegel

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Please Join us on Saturday February 5 for this virtual workshop Creating a Superconscious Sanctuary: The Expansive Power of Mindfulness with yoga teacher and musician Nichol Chase and honored guest teacher Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. to explore the healing and integrative power of mindfulness.

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Fellowship Forum: Healing Through Relationality, Attunement and Presence with Thomas Hübl

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Join us for this Garrison Institute Fellowship Forum, where we invite Thomas Hubl to join us for a conversation on his work on collective trauma with a particular focus how to develop the relational intelligence to foster transformation at the level of the self, planet, and spirit.

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Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Tensie Whelan On Sustainable Enterprise in the Private Sector

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Join us for this conversation with Tensie Whelan professor at NYU Stern, Director of the Center for Sustainable Business at NYU, and former President at the Rainforest Alliance. Tensie and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose will discuss the role of business in an ecological civilization and how to achieve meaningful results for planetary health in the private sector.

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March 2022

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

March 3 @ 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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Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Eric Beinhocker On the New Economic Paradigm

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Eric Beinhocker, professor at the University of Oxford and Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at Oxford sits down with Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose. They will discuss challenging conventional economic thought and, articulate a more inclusive and sustainable economic model for the great transition.

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In Person: Seven Day Retreat with Rupert Spira

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - April 3 @ 2:00 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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April 2022

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

April 20 @ 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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Garrison Institute & Tricycle Present: Paul Hawken, Tara Brach, and Konda Mason on Planetary Health

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Join us with author Paul Hawken, Buddhist teachers and activists Tara Brach and Konda Mason, and a set of regenerators in discussion with Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose. This conversation, building on Paul’s latest book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, will focus on meaningful action to achieve planetary health. Regenerators will highlight real-world progress towards achieving the first three pathways to planetary health: Half-Earth, Ecological Civilization, and Regenerative Economics.

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In Person: The Path of Devotion: Immerse in Bhakti Practices with Krishna Das and Friends

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - April 24 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Join Krishna Das for a weekend retreat of yoga, chanting and devotional heart-opening practices.

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Virtual Retreat: Love is Most Powerful Force – Sharon Salzberg, Atman & Ali Smith, Andres Gonzalez

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - April 30 @ 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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May 2022

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

May 19 @ 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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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

Virtual Forum: Processing Climate Grief: A New Possibility for Taking Action with Nico Cary

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Weaving mindfulness, creative storytelling, and self-compassion practices along with music and a digital altar, in this 2 hour workshop, we’ll co-create a ritual space dedicated to honoring grief, while lifting up some of the questions that often go unattended in a rush for solutions to climate collapse.

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Virtual 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. This collective exploration is led by Garrison Institute Fellow Barnaby Willett and co-presenters Carol Burbank, Susan Cooper, and Michael Silverstein-Bode. We’ll explore an understanding of the faculty of the imagination, share a foundational overview of the practice of ally work, and engage in storyweaving practices — 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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September 2022

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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Virtual Fellowship Forum: Music and Art as a Portal to Connection with Orlando Villarraga

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

In this workshop, artist/musician Orlando Villarraga shares pieces of his music as a catalyst for creative reflection,  intimate conversation, and a collective exploration of themes such as identity and love. This experience will be an invitation to allow yourself to show up in vulnerability and honesty, an act of service for ourselves and each other as we learn to create a culture where whole-hearted being is accepted and welcomed.

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In-Person Retreat: Embodied Practice with Arawana Hayashi & Nichol Chase

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm EDT

Join us for this Daylong gathering with teachers Arawana Hayashi and Nichol Chase. This special retreat will appeal to those looking to align their bodies, hearts and minds in the serenity of a contemplative environment. We will offer an array of embodying practices that can easily become the basis of your daily practice for the year. This retreat includes instruction in different practices that foster a sense of connection with the wisdom of the body and, in the process, can help reduce stress:  yoga, Social Presencing Theater, and mindfulness meditation. ***No prior experience with movement or mindfulness practices required.

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Pathways Forum: Nicole Redvers & Jonathan Rose on Bridging Indigenous Systems and Modern Science

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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October 2022

Lead to Transform: A Virtual Forum with Sander Tideman and Matthias Birk

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Sander and Matthias will discuss the importance of Triple Value Leadership, a new kind of leadership that enables businesses to effectively address societal and ecological challenges.  It is also the focus of his recently released book, also titled Triple Value Leadership. At its core, Triple Value Leadership focuses on compassion for oneself, one’s organization, and for society at large.

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Virtual Forum-Jamie Bristow & Jonathan Rose: Inner Resources for Collective Action in Climate Chaos

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

There is an inner dimension to climate change that the world is ignoring — a need to heal  the disconnection from ourselves, each other, and nature; a need for resilience as we face the chaos ahead. Join Jamie Bristow — co-director of The Mindfulness Initiative and one of the world’s leaders in applying mindfulness to politics and public life — for a special discussion about the importance of mindfulness and compassion practices as we move through the ‘age of consequences’ and into a new era of planetary health.

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In Person: Seven Day Retreat with Rupert Spira

October 9 @ 3:00 pm - October 16 @ 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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Let Your Light Shine: a Fellowship Forum with Ali & Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Join us as we sit down with the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation: Ali Smith, Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. We will delve into their work, as well as their new book out now: Let Your Light Shine.

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

October 20 @ 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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November 2022

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

November 10 @ 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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December 2022

Virtual Forum – Heath Nero & Jonathan Rose: The Power of Protecting Public Lands

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Public lands are not only perfect for improving our individual health and wellbeing, they’re also a vital means of protecting our planet’s rich biodiversity. Join us on December 6 as we talk with Heath Nero, who is heading up the Wyss Foundation’s $1.5 billion efforts in support of the “30x30” global effort to protect 30% of the worlds lands and oceans by 2030.

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