Hemera’s Contemplative Fellowships provide financial support for professionals to attend meditation retreats at Garrison Institute. Meditation retreats provide a supportive training environment in which individuals can cultivate mindfulness, compassion, and personal well-being, qualities which can extend into their professional lives and improve workplace culture. Hemera currently provides Contemplative Fellowships for health care professionals and Pre-K to 12 educators. You can read more about Hemera at www.hemera.org.
2018 Eligible Retreats
JANUARY 11-14 | NY Zen Center for Contemplative Care: Winter Sesshin
FEBRUARY 23-MARCH 2 | B. Alan Wallace and Eve Ekman: Cultivating Emotional Balance
MARCH 2-4 | Still Mind Zendo: Silent Retreat
APRIL 5-8 | Annual LGBTIQ Retreat: Waking Up Fabulous: Taking Refuge in Every Moment, Every Day, for the Benefit of All with Madeline Klyne, La Sarmiento, and Gavin Harrison, and yoga with Jacoby Ballard
APRIL 20-27 | Rupert Spira: Aware Presence
APRIL 27-29 | Loch Kelly: Open-Hearted Awareness
To be eligible for a Contemplative Fellowship for Health Care Professionals (CFHP), applicants must meet both of the following requirements:
Examples of eligible full-time roles (all of these must be full-time):
Amount of Support
There are two tiers of support for fellows:
Please note: If you are awarded a fellowship, you have 3 weeks to accept or refuse. We’d also ask that you tell us why if you decide not to accept. Thank you.
Part of the long-term vision of the Hemera Contemplative Fellowships for Health Care Professionals Program is to build a community of fellows, both online and in person. By applying for a Hemera Fellowship, you agree to allow your contact information to be shared with the Hemera Foundation, and, if you are awarded a fellowship, to fill out a survey about your retreat experience and the impact it has on your life and work.