The Braxton Institute fosters physical, emotional, and spiritual sanctuary for those building a more just, joyful and sustainable world.

“Whether you are an activist, a CEO, someone working in the helping and healing professions, or a family caregiver, the Braxton Institute exists for you.”

— Rev. Dr. Joanne Braxton


We  honor human ecology and diversity in all its forms- including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation, religious affiliation or lack thereof, income, and veteran status.

Knowing we may not always have eyes to see or ears to hear the many faces of oppression, we honor the voices and insights of women and people of color as primary sources of expertise in the work of justice and healing- locally, nationally, and globally. 

We give priority attention to the wisdom of individuals and communities who have historically been, and continue to be, marginalized and displaced.



Upcoming Events

June 7, 2018, 6- 8pm
Washington, DC

In this dynamic, participatory dialogue, we will explore the way in which theater and ritual offer avenues for spiritual and aesthetic growth and community renewal. We will embody this exploration through the creation of a walking meditation/ritual that will close our evening by honoring our various backgrounds and spiritual practices.

Learn more here.


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