Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: David Abram on the More-than-Human World

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On June 15, we continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) with a conversation between cultural ecologist, philosopher and founder of The Alliance for Wild Ethics David Abram and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose. In this dialogue, they explored a worldview that transcends the anthropocentric and accepts earthly nature as “more-than-human,” to use Abram’s phrase adopted by…

Emancipating Ourselves from Mental Enslavement

By Stephen Kent

Saturday June 19 is Juneteenth, celebrated by many as the end of slavery in the United States.  The Garrison Institute is observing it with a daylong virtual meditation retreat for the Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) community. It’s designed for anyone who self-identifies as Black, LatinX, indigenous, of Asian descent, or as part of any other community of…

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Tim Jackson on Life After Capitalism

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On June 2, we continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) with a conversation between award-winning economist and scholar Tim Jackson and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose. Their discussion focused 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,…

Fellowship Forum: Jerry Michalski on Contemplative Innovation and Design from Trust

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On May 20, we continued the Garrison Institute Fellowship Forum with a conversation between Jerry Michalski and Dr. Angel Acosta, the Director of the Garrison Institute Fellowship. Michalski joined us to explore his framework Design from Trust — an innovative & contemplative-based design approach that begins with the assumption that most people are trustworthy. If you’ve ever thought about how Wikipedia works,…

Fellowship Forum: Dr. Bayo Akomolafe on Wrestling with Postactivism and Planetary Health

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On May 16, we continued the Garrison Institute Fellowship Forum with a conversation between Dr. Bayo Akomolafe and Dr. Angel Acosta, the Director of the Garrison Institute Fellowship. Dr. Akomolafe is a Western-trained psychologist from Nigeria, with roots in the West African Yoruba tradition, and a leader of The Emergence Network. Their dialogue on re-framing our notions of social or environmental…

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Tony Hiss on Half-Earth and Planetary Health

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On May 13, we continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) with a conversation between acclaimed author, New Yorker writer, scholar, and visionary Tony Hiss and 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. Hiss explores the Half-Earth theory…

Fellowship Forum: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson on Critical Thought & Contemplative Wisdom for Our Times

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On April 14, we invited Dr. Michael Eric Dyson to join us for the next installment of the Garrison Institute Fellowship Forum. Dr. Dyson spoke with Dr. Angel Acosta, Director of the Garrison Institute Fellowship, about critical social thought, prophetic witness, contemplative wisdom and Dr. Dyson’s latest book, Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America. We invite you to revisit…