Retreats and Gatherings


July 31 - August 2: Jack Kornfield: Loving Awareness: Awakening the Wise Heart 

August 3 - 7: CARE for Teachers: Eighth Annual Garrison Institute Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education Summer Retreat

August 29 - September 4: Gelek Rimpoche: Five Steps Leading to Buddha's Wisdom

October 30 - November 1: Garrison Institute Personal Retreat Weekend

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News & Blog Headlines

The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2015: Lawyers Go Zen, With Few Objections by Jacob Gershman, June 15, 2015: Thomas Merton Documentary Screening at Garrison Institute by Joe Dizney

WhyDev, June 9, 2015: The Value of Resilience Training for Aid Workers by Teri Sivilli

The Huffington Post, 
May 21, 2015: The Subversive Side of Generosity by Jane Kolleeny

The Huffington Post, May 11, 2015: The Garrison Institute: Marrying Contemplative Practice to Engaged Action by Andrew Zolli, April 24, 2015: Planet Population and Nuclear Power by Kevin E. Foley

The Huffington Post, April 22, 2015: Silence is Golden by Robyn Brentano

Idealawg, April 19, 2015: Interview of Norman Fischer: Some benefits of mindfulness and self-awareness for legal professionals by Stephanie West, April 16, 2015: Soul & Synapse by Dr. Dan Siegel



Contemplative Teaching and Learning

CARE for Teachers is a unique professional development program that helps teachers handle the stresses and rediscover the joys of teaching.

Join us 8/3-8/7 for the Eighth Annual Garrison Institute Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education Summer Retreat.

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Climate, Mind and Behavior

The Climate, Mind and Behavior (CMB) program connects new insights from cognitive, social and behavioral sciences about the drivers of human behavior with new thinking about climate, energy and sustainability solutions.

See videos: 2014 Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium.

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The CBR Project

The CBR Project fosters resilience among humanitarian aid professionals by giving them the tools they need to remain strong and thrive in their life and work.

CBR training is an experiential skill-builiding program that teaches the "ABCs" of building resilience: awareness, balance and connection.

"The capability of human life is beyond our imagination. What counts is the
human capacity to investigate and transform our own mind and the world around us
in a powerful and positive direction."  – Gelek Rimpoche