Kerry Kennedy: Bringing Mindfulness to Activism

By Darrel Frost

Kerry Kennedy, the president of the RFK Human Rights Foundation, believes in an intersectional approach to activism — one informed as much by mindfulness as it is her Catholic faith.

The Body Speaks, and Its Language is Movement

By Darrel Frost

Because the body’s wisdom can only be felt in the present moment, movement practices are ideal tools for understanding the complex relationships between heart, mind, body, and the external world. 

Shelly Tygielski: Challenging Injustice Through Meditation

By Darrel Frost

What is the relationship between mindfulness meditation and activism? Is there a way for our meditation practice to be transformed into work that can change the world?  by Aidan Kennelley Often, the act of “sitting” can feel individualistic and self-centered. But Shelly Tygielski believes this can be a powerful tool that enables us to ask the essential question “how can…

People Who Care for People: Four Remarkable Contemplative Teachers Who Help Caregivers Learn to Care for Themselves

By Garrison Institute

By Stephen Kent November 12 -13 the Institute is holding its sixth People Who Care for People weekend workshop (this one is virtual due to the pandemic), which provides needed respite and teaches yoga, meditation, and other self-care skills for helping professionals, caregivers, and anyone coping with the stresses and potential burnout of extending themselves to serve others.   In the…

Pathways to Planetary Health: Regeneration with Paul Hawken

By Garrison Institute

On October 5, the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health hosted a conversation between renowned author Paul Hawken, Garrison Institute cofounder Jonathan F.P. Rose, and a panel of select regenerators who exemplify the actions necessary for our time, as outlined in Paul’s new book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. Paul Hawken writes, “Regeneration means putting…

Sit Down to Rise Up: An Excerpt from GI Fellow Shelly Tygielski’s Forthcoming Book

By Garrison Institute

Garrison Institute Fellow and Pandemic of Love founder Shelly Tygielski’s forthcoming book Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World will be published next month. We invite you to enjoy this excerpt from Shelly’s book, and we hope you will consider pre-ordering it today. Shelly will join renowned meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg for a virtual book…

September 2021: Insights from the Garrison Institute Fellowship

By Garrison Institute

Wisdom is a product of contemplation, of time spent in deep reflection, and of the expanded perspective that arises from true compassion. Since the Garrison Institute’s founding in 2003, we have created opportunities to receive and share wisdom amongst diverse networks of scholars, contemplative teachers, indigenous leaders, artists, healthcare professionals, humanitarian aid workers, business leaders, activists, and practitioners through innovative…

Jonathan F.P. Rose Receives the 2021 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development

By Garrison Institute

Jonathan F.P. Rose, cofounder and chairman of the Garrison Institute, has been announced as the winner of the 2021 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development from the Urban Land Institute. This prestigious award recognizes Rose’s work as the founder and president of Jonathan Rose Companies LLC (JRCo), a national mission-driven real estate development, planning and investment firm.

In ULI’s press release announcing his selection, Rose shared, “I am deeply honored to have been selected to join the previous distinguished laureates who have received this prize. The Urban Land Institute has long been the leading global force for best practices in real estate and community development. The planning and development of the right kind of communities are essential if we are to have a fair and just – and therefore, sustainable – society. Every element of opportunity, such as access to great schools, healthcare, good work and safety, is place-based. I hope that this award will help shed a light on the ways that we can build and rebuild communities of opportunity that are affordable, safe, green and socially just.”