The Garrison Institute is a non-sectarian, non-profit, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit education organization. Our work is made possible by people like you. Charitable donations fund scholarships that support the accessibility of our retreats and programs for those who have the will but who may not have the way.  Supporting scholarships is one piece of how we can continue to build a more inclusive community and move the needle on contemplative-based social change. To learn how to apply for a scholarship, click here.

Retreat Scholarships

Since our founding in 2003, the Garrison Institute has welcomed over 75,000 participants to hundreds of diverse retreats and professional development programs. The remarkable ability of contemplative practices and insights to create positive changes in states of mind and behavior is revealed by traditional wisdom and cutting edge science alike. The Institute is committed to making its retreat programs available to anyone who could benefit. Contributions provide support for underserved populations and those with financial need to participate in over 120 spiritual and professional training retreat programs annually.

To contribute to our Retreat scholarship fund, click here.

Contemplative-Based Resilience Training

Violent conflicts and natural disasters are disrupting the globe. After every emergency, humanitarian aid workers respond to care for those affected by tragedy. But how do these individuals learn to care for themselves, to maintain their well-being and effectiveness in the field? The Contemplative-Based Resilience Training (CBRT) program is a proactive, skills-based, secular program targeted to service providers who work with people and communities subject to traumatic disruptions.  Funding provides scholarships for humanitarian aid workers serving around the world to participate in our trainings.

To contribute to our CBRT scholarship fund, click here.

Climate, Mind & Behavior Scholarships

The Climate, Mind and Behavior (CMB) program is developing research-based approaches for achieving large-scale, people-centered solutions to climate and energy problems. CMB scholarships provide support for individuals from non-profit, community development, and government organizations to participate in our symposia, which are focused on people-centered approaches to the mitigation of climate change.

To contribute to our CMB scholarship fund, click here.

CARE for Teachers Scholarships

Your support can help a teacher attend the annual CARE for Teachers Retreat, August 1-5, which promotes core social-emotional skills that teachers need to create and maintain positive learning environments while supporting their well-being.

To contribute to our CARE for Teachers scholarship fund, click here.

Himalayan Heritage Scholarships

The Garrison Institute is privileged to be a cultural center for teachers from the Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist tradition. The Himalayan Heritage Scholarship program was launched in 2012 to provide Himalayan people in North America, who would not otherwise be able to attend these retreats, the opportunity to reconnect with their own rich heritage, the cultural and spiritual traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

To contribute to our Himalayan Heritage scholarship fund, click here.