Diana Calthorpe Rose is Founding President Emerita of the Garrison Institute, a non-profit organization located in Garrison, New York whose mission is to apply the transformative power of contemplation to today’s pressing social and environmental concerns, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future.
The Garrison Institute’s Program Initiatives develop rigorous, evidence-based ways to apply contemplative methodologies to key social change fields–education, ecology, and trauma care–redefining their core issues, connecting them to a larger context of systemic change.
Mrs. Rose is a leader in helping to build a bridge between spirituality and social action, and her career reflects her commitment to creating linkages between individual transformation and social transformation. Reflecting on her own spiritual practices and commitment to social action, she has served on the Boards of several national Buddhist organizations in America.
Diana is also President of the Lostand Foundation, a private charitable organization she and her husband founded in 1997. The Lostand Foundation supports a wide variety of organizations involved in social action, land conservation, and sustainable development.
Diana Rose was educated at UC Berkeley and has a professional background in art, design, event production and gallery management. She is an accomplished dressage rider who trains and competes successfully at the highest levels. She is married to Jonathan F.P. Rose, a real estate developer and planner, and has two daughters.