“In a world of noise, confusion, and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline, and peace. In such places love can blossom.”
Thomas Merton

The Garrison Institute was established in 2003 as a not-for-profit, non-sectarian institute, exploring the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world. Our signature initiatives – Contemplative-Based Resilience, Pathways to Planetary Health, the Garrison Institute Fellowship and, in partnership with Garrison Institute International, Compassionate Leadership – leverage the wisdom of contemplative traditions and the insights of modern science to drive social change.

More than just a physical place, the Garrison Institute is an incubator, developing programs that help those working on the front lines of our most important challenges, from trauma transformation to climate change. With your support, the Institute’s blend of timeless wisdom and timely action can radiate outward beyond our walls, touching lives around the world.

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