Inspired thinking. Thoughtful action.

The Garrison Institute is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization exploring the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world.

The institute’s program initiatives create rigorous, innovative, contemplative-based tools and approaches to help teachers, caregivers, human service providers, environmentalists and others on the front lines of social and environmental engagement succeed.

The institute’s retreat programs bring world-class teachers from diverse traditions to wide audiences, conveying a range of contemplative ideas and practices conducive to personal growth and social change. Since its founding in 2003, the Garrison Institute has hosted hundreds of retreats and events, and attracted some 18,000 participants.

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Garrison Institute Workshop

Garrison Institute Workshop

Garrison Institute Workshop

Garrison Institute Workshop

Garrison Institute Workshop