Archive of Retreats and Gatherings

A listing of events that have taken place at the Garrison Institute in recent months.

April, 2015

March, 2015

February, 2015

January, 2015

December, 2014

November, 2014

October, 2014

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July, 2014

June, 2014

May, 2014

April, 2014

March, 2014

  • Kirtan with Krishna Das
    Saturday, March 1 – Saturday, March 1
    Open to the public
    Krishna Das masterfully layers traditional Hindu kirtan call-and-response chanting with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation.
  • Mindfulness at Work, with Sharon Salzberg and Janice Marturano
    Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9
    Open to the public
    Improve your work life through training in the skills of concentration, mindfulness and compassion, and learn how to be more creative, organized, and accomplished.
  • Mindfulness at Work, A Panel Discussion
    Monday, March 10 – Monday, March 10
    Open to the public
    March 10th 7:00 pm at the Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) in New York City, with Sharon Salzberg, Janice Marturano and Daniel Goleman, moderated by David Gelles
  • Barry Magid: Ordinary Mind Zendo Retreat
    Wednesday, March 12 – Sunday, March 16
    With prerequisites
    An intensive Zen retreat with psychoanalyst and Zen teacher Barry Magid, illuminating the barriers to "just sitting."
  • David Frenette: Heartful Life, Centered Life - An Exploration of Heartfulness Practice and Centering Prayer
    Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 16
    Open to the public
    A silent, practice-oriented retreat on Heartfulness, an embodied meditative approach of sacred attention that complements and enriches the practice of Centering Prayer.
  • Asylum Arts: International Jewish Artists Retreat
    Sunday, March 23 – Wednesday, March 26
    By invitation
    Sixty five emerging Jewish artists from around the world come together to learn from industry professionals, working artists, and from each other.
  • Open Gate Sangha: Retreat with Mukti
    Thursday, March 27 – Sunday, March 30
    Open to the public
    A silent three day retreat to nurture our most essential nature and will include meditation, talks and satsang (questions and answer) sessions with Mukti.
  • Garrison Institute Personal Retreat Weekend
    Friday, March 28 – Sunday, March 30
    Open to the public
    A silent, unstructured personal retreat for meditators with a developed practice and those seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.
  • The Orange Box: A Conversation with Thomas Moore
    Monday, March 31 – Wednesday, April 2
    Open to the public
    A retreat led by author Thomas Moore, celebrating the soul's yearning for home. By becoming more in tune with your unique sense of place, you will leave refreshed and able to help others discern where they belong.
  • The Dynamic Neural Retraining System: A 5 day Rehabilitation Retreat
    Monday, March 31 – Friday, April 4
    Open to the public
    DNRS is a neuroplasticity based intervention that combines cognitive, emotion and behavior-based methodologies to downgrade the brain’s maladapted chronic stress response through rewiring limbic system circuits in the brain.
  • A Religion of One's Own: A public talk by Thomas Moore
    Monday, March 31 – Monday, March 31
    Open to the public
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. A public talk by Thomas Moore (based on his upcoming book). Books will be on sale that evening and will include a book signing

February, 2014

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation: Dancing with Nature with Master Nan Lu
    Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9
    With prerequisites
    This special weekend retreat is open to all Tao of Healing Students who wish to come together and bring their practice to a higher level.
  • Sensei Ray Ruzan Cicetti: Bare Bones Winter Sesshin
    Wednesday, February 12 – Sunday, February 16
    With prerequisites
    Sesshin is an opportunity to deepen one's practice, strengthened by the presence of others doing the same. This sesshin includes sitting, walking meditation, and dharma talks.
  • Sensei Janet Jiryu Abels and Sensei Gregory Hosho Abels: Still Mind Zendo Retreat
    Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16
    Open to the public
    A weekend of silent meditation with a warm and supportive community of Zen practitioners includes an Introduction to Zen component, an opportunity to meet privately with one of our teachers, dharma talks and time for reflection.
  • The Potential Project: Training Certificate Program
    Saturday, February 22 – Friday, February 28
    By invitation
    Corporate based mindfulness training providing individuals with the tools, resources and knowledge to be certified as a Potential Project trainer.
  • Krishna Das: Heart of Devotion Retreat
    Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2
    Open to the public
    Explore the spiritual path with call-and-response chanting, stories about Das' beloved guru, Sri Neem Karoli Baba, and discussions about life.
  • Kirtan with Krishna Das
    Friday, February 28 – Friday, February 28
    Open to the public
    Krishna Das masterfully layers traditional Hindu kirtan call-and-response chanting with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation.

January, 2014