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Slowing Down as Compassion: Break-out session for Wisdom 2.0

Given the urgency of our times, we might consider slowing down to be a form of compassion, and a pathway into creative possibility. Weaving music and meditation, this workshop will offer participants an emergent space to explore mindful self-compassion as a gift to ourselves, a means of experiencing our interconnected nature, and perhaps even a radical action we can carry into the world for new ideas.


Teachers: Nichol Chase, Dr. Daniel Siegel, Nico Cary, Barnaby Willett, Jennifer Bloom & Orlando Villarraga

 Arawana Hayashi on Welcoming the Unknown Through Embodied Practices 


On March 11, we continued the Garrison Institute Fellowship Forum with a conversation between Arawana Hayashi and Dr. Angel Acosta, Director of the Garrison Institute Fellowship. They discussed Hayashi’s work on embodied presence and awareness practices for getting unstuck in the face of uncertainty. As the events of the past year have reminded us all, one of the only certainties in life is, in fact, uncertainty. This time dialogue offered practices to help us face and embrace the unknown, and we invite you to revisit it at any time. 

I have always felt like a bit of a misfit, and growing up I was painfully shy. I tried to put myself in a box and I suffered for it. But no more! I no longer wish to disempower myself by being ashamed of who I am. I wish to step fully into who I truly am. This video is about taking off my shackles and stepping into my power. 
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In 2016, Nichol recorded a collection of Acoustic Mantras and Irish tunes which features stirring vocals and the calming sound of the harmonium. And, on December 1, 2017 she released her new single, produced by the brilliant Vito Gregoli, “Lokah Samastah - May There Be Peace.” The meaning of this chant is very close to her heart and a message the world needs right now, “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”

Acoustic Mantra and Irish Tunes Album