Webinar: “Deepening Your Meditation Practice” with Lama Surya Das

By Garrison Institute

Lama Surya Das, an American lama in the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition, led the Virtual Sanctuary community through a guided meditation and reflection on how we can deepen our meditation practice and integrate it into our daily lives. We are living in unprecedented times of uncertainty, stress, and even bewilderment. We are called upon to pay attention and try to stay…

Webinar: “Practices for Transforming Stress into Vitality” with Gayla and Aaron Stiles

By Garrison Institute

A leading teacher in the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative-Based Resilience program, Gayla Stiles teaches mindful practices for resilience and healing. Gayla joined her husband and fellow wellness practitioner, Aaron Stiles, to lead an embodied movement practice designed to transform stress into vitality. Identifying tools that help us move from a place of stress and anxiety into a space of resilience and…

Webinar: “The Flourishing of the Earth Community” with Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Jonathan Rose

By Garrison Institute

A long-standing member of the Garrison Institute advisory board, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and her husband John Grim, joined Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan Rose in conversation around how we as a global community can transition to an ethic of interdependence that can serve as an inspiring vision for integrating ecology, justice, and peace. The religious and spiritual traditions of the world transmit ecological and justice…

Webinar: “Mastering the Present Moment” with Michael Miller

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The Garrison Institute welcomed Michael Miller, Founder and Director of New York and London Meditation Centres, for a live webinar and practice session. In this time of increased demand and rapid change, it’s challenging to stay grounded and aware of the present moment. And it’s at times like these that we need to be alert to what’s actually going on.…

Webinar: “Self Practice in Challenging Times” with Krishna Das

By Garrison Institute

“Spiritual practice is what gives us the strength to be here.” The Garrison Institute welcomed world-renowned chant artist Krishna Das to the virtual sanctuary for a live webinar and practice session. KD led us in an invocation followed by the chanting of Mantras and a discussion of how the use of Mantras and breath work can help us move more…

Timely Teachings from Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche on the Nature of Mind

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Revered Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and annual teacher at the Garrison Institute Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche gave these teachings in March 2020 in his personal audience room at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Kathmandu. The audience was a small group of students from the Rangjung Yeshe Institute, an institute for the study of Buddhism founded by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche in 1997, which has…

Earth Day 2020: “Mind, Self and Consciousness” with Dr. Dan Siegel

By Garrison Institute

As we celebrate Earth Day 2020, the interconnectedness of this world has never been more apparent. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives radically, and at this moment in time the impact on our global social and economic systems cannot yet be fully understood. We as a human collective have been forced to take a pause, reflect, reconsider, and release any…