personal and social change

Changing for Real

Renowned teachers and authors Ethan Nichtern and Sharon Salzberg will be leading a retreat on “Real Change” at the Garrison Institute on December 14-16, 2018. We talked with them recently about the nature of both personal and social change, and how creating supportive communities is essential to the practice of Real Change. Nora Boxer: Why do we paradoxically both want change…

“You’re Allowed to Have Fun with the Practice”

Noticing a lack of of access to yoga, mindfulness, and other holistic forms of self-care in their Baltimore neighborhood, brothers Ali and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez started the Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) in 2001 with a mission to bring these kinds of practices to people in underserved communities. In an upcoming retreat at the Garrison Institute, “People Who Care for…

Real Love

The common cultural conception of romantic love is full of heartache. There is a lot of wanting and needing and there can be a lot of inauthenticity in the way you try to present yourself in order to be desirable. Sharon Salzberg explains why it doesn’t have to be that way.