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April 2021

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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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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