Teaching can be a very rewarding profession, but the stresses of the last two years have taken a great toll and we are now facing a teacher crisis of retirement and shortages that will affect and negatively impact education for a generation. A startling new Ed Week finding shows that the % of American teachers that are very satisfied with their jobs drop from 62% in 2010 to just 12% in April of 2022.
As we prepare for this year’s Garrison Institute LGBTQIA+ meditation retreat, we are inspired by these reflections of those who attended past retreats! Year after year, the presence of LGBTQIA+ practitioners at this retreat opens our hearts to what it means to practice together, to connect, and to heal in the face of trying times. Meditating, walking, and eating in silence can be an antidote to busy-ness, the nonstop news cycles, and other daily life stressors. At this retreat, we have the possibility of connecting with our strength, courage, and resilience, and, yes, our fabulousness! The retreat is deliberately led by a diverse group of teachers, assistants, and managers in order to welcome as vast a group of LGBTQIA+ folks as possible, knowing that our practice, the ancient teachings, and our relationships with one another ultimately holds a container for practice, healing and inner transformation.
Building on the momentum of our Spring 2022 Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) Forum series, the Garrison Institute is excited to announce its continuation through a new summer lineup. Our spring series created an arc across all four pathways to planetary health while engaging leading thinkers. This summer, we continue highlighting each pathway and bringing thought leaders to engage with our audience, this time with a focus on regeneration.
Eric Beinhocker is a Professor of Public Policy Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the University’s Oxford Martin School. In conversation with Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose, Eric joined us in discussion on a new economic paradigm necessary to achieve planetary health.
On February 24, we continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) with a conversation between Tensie Whelan, Director …
The Garrison Institute’s mission is to apply contemplative wisdom to today’s most pressing challenges, with the vision of building a more compassionate, resilient future. We have done this for nearly two decades through programs that teach mindfulness, develop intention, and compel action. We continue this legacy with our Pathways to Planetary Health initiative.
A painter and a theoretical physicist have found common ground around the issue of land conservation.