Garrison Institute

The Garrison Institute explores the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world. Founded in 2003, our mission is to apply the transformative power of contemplation to today's pressing social and environmental problems, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future.

Our program initiatives - Contemplation and Education, Transformational Ecology, and Transforming Trauma - bring a contemplative dimension to key social change fields, applying relevant techniques to caregiving, teaching and environmental advocacy. We also research and develop new ways of applying those techniques in specific vocational settings, from domestic violence shelters to classrooms.

Our retreat programs bring inspiring teachers and teachings from diverse wisdom traditions to wide audiences, supporting individual growth and communities of practice.