Retreats and Gatherings

As a retreat facility, we offer a place of refuge where people can withdraw from the business of daily life and refresh themselves. Accommodations are simple, comfortable, and quiet with enough space to breathe, rest, and meditate. We can schedule retreats of any length for up to 165 people. Please note the Institute is available for group retreats only, and we cannot offer space for individual retreats or practice at this time.

Our facility includes our spacious, light filled main Meditation Hall, three rooms for smaller sessions, a large auditorium, and our beautiful, monastic wood beamed dining room. We offer bedrooms that are simple but beautifully furnished and are available as singles, doubles, triples, and quads. Our bathrooms are designed in an elegant Zen esthetic.

Each floor has a comfortable lounge for relaxing, reading, or just enjoying the Hudson River views.

Situated on a bluff overlooking the Hudson in the midst of the dramatic Hudson Highlands, our grounds offer trails, ponds, meadows, scenic overlooks, and, of course, the majestic river.

"I came in exhausted and out of balance. Am leaving nourished by compassion."
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Upcoming Events

  • Compassion & Wisdom: The Twin Pillars of Buddhism: A Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche Retreat
    Wednesday, Apr 29 – Sunday, May 3
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    Open to the public
    This life-changing retreat spans important lessons in how to let go of painful attachments and develop your innate compassion, with a special focus on the physical and psychological preparation necessary for meditation—and how to deal with obstacles to successful meditation.
  • Toko Kyudojo: Introduction to Practicing Kyudo & Working with the Breath - Annual Program with Don Symanski
    Wednesday, Apr 29 – Sunday, May 3
    Open to the public
    There are two Toko Kyudojo programs taking place from 4/29-5/3. One is an introduction to practicing Kyudo and the other is a more advanced course for working with the breath. Breath may be the most powerful tool for meditation practice. This program will explore how to work with breath and integrate it into the Kyudo, Way of the Bow (Japanese Meditation Archery).
  • International Jewish Artist Retreat
    Sunday, May 3 – Wednesday, May 6
    By invitation
    Asylum Arts: International Jewish Artist Retreat includes professional development workshops, Jewish learning, and the opportunity to share and discuss the artists' work. The professional development workshops are both peer-led and led by art professionals, and there is unstructured time to explore new creative ideas, spend time in the outdoors, and engage with other artists.

Got Questions?

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Monday-Friday, 9-5 EST.

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