Held on Thu, Nov 9, 2023 in New York City

This Daylong Public Forum Gathered Leaders and Practitioners in Contemplative-Based Social Change

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Part 1

Part 2

“We will have to redefine how we see ourselves and our relationship to each other and to the rest of the community of life on Earth. Only by changing our cultural narrative can we transform our vision of the future and heal our relationship with life as a whole.”

— Daniel Christian Wahl

“The Great Turning cannot take root and survive without deeply ingrained values to sustain it. They must mirror what we want and how we relate to Earth and each other. They require, in other words, a profound shift in our perception of reality—and that shift is happening now, both as cognitive revolution and spiritual awakening.”

— Joanna Macy

Taking the next step…

You may have attended one or more of the Dialogues or Immersion Sessions. You may have missed out on one of them. No worries, this is just starting. We invite you to take the next step into the Metamorphosis with us.

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Dialogues I

Contemplation & Transformation

Led by David Germano with Cynthia Bourgeault, Gyalwa Dokhampa and Tiokasin Ghosthorse.

His Eminence Gyalwa Dokhampa is a recognized global teacher who teaches around the world, including Tara retreats at the Garrison Institute.

Website Gyalwa Dokhampa

His Eminence Gyalwa Dokhampa is a recognized global teacher who teaches around the world, including Tara retreats at the Garrison Institute.

Website Gyalwa Dokhampa

Contemplative Science and Organizational Transformation with David Germano (virtual forum recording)

Contemplative Science and Organizational Transformation with David Germano (virtual forum recording)

Dialogues II

A New Human Story for the Future

Led by Doug Abrams with Monica Gagliano, Dan Harris, David Sloan Wilson and Yuria Celidwen

Virtual conversation exploring “islands of coherence” in a world hovering on the cusp between breakthrough and breakdown

Virtual conversation exploring “islands of coherence” in a world hovering on the cusp between breakthrough and breakdown

Pathways to Planetary Health

Pathways to Planetary Health

Richard Gere on contemplation

Richard Gere on contemplation

Immersion Session

The Role of Contemplative Practice

Led by Cynthia Bourgeault and H.E. Gyalwa Dokhampa

The Path of Confidence with Ethan Nichtern June 11-16, 2024

The Path of Confidence with Ethan Nichtern June 11-16, 2024

Immersion Session

Indigenous Worldviews on Transformational Change

Led by Yuria Celidwen and Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Pathways Forum on Two-Eyed Seeing 

Pathways Forum on Two-Eyed Seeing 

Pathways To Planetary Health Forum: Filmmaker, Photographer, Author, Husk Of Time Victor Masayesva in Conversation with Co-Founder, The Garrison Institute, Jonathan F.P. Rose

Pathways To Planetary Health Forum: Filmmaker, Photographer, Author, Husk Of Time Victor Masayesva in Conversation with Co-Founder, The Garrison Institute, Jonathan F.P. Rose

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Gerald Torres & Jonathan F.P. Rose in Conversation

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Gerald Torres & Jonathan F.P. Rose in Conversation

Immersion Session

Inner Development and Outer Transformation

Led by Jamie Bristow and Dan Siegel

Reconnection: Meeting the Climate Crisis Inside Out

Reconnection: Meeting the Climate Crisis Inside Out

Immersion Session

The Journey of Our Universe

Led by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

Webinar: “The Flourishing of the Earth Community”

Webinar: “The Flourishing of the Earth Community”

Immersion Session

The Role of the Media in Shifting the Narrative

Co-led by Doug Abrams and Dan Harris

The Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, Dan Harris and Richard Davidson on training your brain for happiness, and more.

The Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, Dan Harris and Richard Davidson on training your brain for happiness, and more.

Dialogues III

Regenerative Society & Economics for the Common Good

Moderated by Stephen Posner with Samuel Myers, Darrick Hamilton and Amanda Janoo

Daniel Christian Wahl on Regenerative Systems Design

Daniel Christian Wahl on Regenerative Systems Design

Pathways to Planetary Health Symposium in 2023 on The Commons and The Commons Good

Pathways to Planetary Health Symposium in 2023 on The Commons and The Commons Good

Immersion Session

Science, Spirituality and Wisdom of the Elders

Led by Monica Gagliano

Nicole Redvers on Bridging Indigenous Systems and Modern Science

Nicole Redvers on Bridging Indigenous Systems and Modern Science

Immersion Session

Reinventing the Common Good

Led by David Bollier

Immersion Session

Relational Sensemaking

Led by Angel Acosta

Virtual forum recording on Relational Sensemaking Leadership with Angel Acosta

Virtual forum recording on Relational Sensemaking Leadership with Angel Acosta

Immersion Session

Compassionate Systems Change

Led by Tyee Chin and Mette Boell

Short video of Peter Senge on Metamorphosis 2023

Short video of Peter Senge on Metamorphosis 2023

Immersion Session

The Planetary Health Alliance

Led by Samuel Myers

Sam Myers on his book Planetary Health: Protecting Nature and Ourselves

Sam Myers on his book Planetary Health: Protecting Nature and Ourselves

Dialogues IV

Holistic Resilience: Personal, Societal & Systemic

Moderated by Christa Tinari with Dan Siegel, Angel Acosta and Victor Koo

LOVE is the Most Powerful Force in the Universe 

LOVE is the Most Powerful Force in the Universe 

In-Person: The Transformative Power of Embodied Practice – a Daylong Retreat

In-Person: The Transformative Power of Embodied Practice – a Daylong Retreat

Dialogues V

Leadership for a New Paradigm of Business and Finance

Moderated by Sander Tideman with John Fullerton, Jennifer Pryce, Nathan Romano and Howard Fischer

Recording of CLiF podcast with Howard Fischer

Recording of CLiF podcast with Howard Fischer

We’ll continue to update our content and resources. Thank you for joining us!

What was offered

Today, the world needs this work more than ever. It is work that none of us can do alone. Our goal for the forum was to catalyze a shift in consciousness, focused on new strategies for deep economic, social, and environmental change. We hoped to contribute to a true Metamorphosis, transforming despair into hope, and crisis into a positive future.

  • Made connections with people and organizations doing critical work in inner development and societal and systems change.
  • Shared best practices with researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and change leaders.
  • Initiated new, integrative frameworks for a fresh worldview that will unleash courage and inspiration to think big and act boldly.

Your Host

The Garrison Institute’s mission is to apply the skills and wisdom cultivated through contemplative practice, together with the insights emerging from science, to address today’s urgent social and environmental challenges, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future.

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