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Discover Our Facility

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The Garrison Institute is located in Garrison, New York in a former Capuchin monastery overlooking the Hudson River. It is situated on the beautiful 95-acre Glenclyffe property, formerly the estate of Hamilton Fish, Governor of New York and later Secretary of State under President Grant.

Facilities include a variety of spacious meeting and break-out rooms, an inspirational non-denominational meditation hall seating up to 300, a wood-paneled dining hall holding 175 at one seating, a library, a theater, high speed internet access, and state-of-the-art audio and visual resources. The Institute currently offers accommodations for 165 overnight guests, in single, double and dorm style rooms.

"...You provided a haven to nourish us - with beauty, efficiency, care..."

One of the Garrison Institute's primary goals is to create a hospitable environment for our guests. We can offer a place of refuge where people can withdraw from the business of their daily life. Accommodations are simple and quiet with enough space to breathe, rest and meditate. The tranquil, park-like setting, the gardens, the gazebo on a bluff by the river, and the many walking paths together create a natural setting for contemplation. The Garrison Institute property is connected to the Hudson River trail system and the Appalachian Trail.

"...it was one of the best experiences of my life. The facilities are amazing and the food was outstanding... I really appreciate your warm hospitality and I hope that someday I can get a cookbook from your Institute."

Further Information

Attending a retreat at the Institute

To schedule a retreat, or for more information


The Grounds
Meditation Spaces
The Building
Classrooms
Dining Hall
Bed, Bath, and Relaxation Spaces

Upcoming Events

  • Breathworks: "You Are Not Your Pain" - Applying Mindfulness to Pain and Illness
    Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25
    With prerequisites
    Three day intensive course led by Vidyamala Burch provides MBSR/MBCT teachers with the framework for helping people with chronic pain and illness.
  • Stephan Bodian: Dancing on the Razor’s Edge
    Thursday, May 28 – Sunday, May 31
    » Register Now
    Open to the public
    In each moment, we are the mysterious interface or edge where emptiness constantly bursts into form. How do we let go and allow the dance to move through us, rather than holding on and trying to direct the flow? A silent retreat with several talks and guided meditations daily and ample time for exploring your own razor’s edge in dialogue and silent sitting.
  • Kindness & Compassion: Integration Made Visible
    Thursday, May 28
    Open to the public
    New York Times best-selling author and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, Dr. Dan Siegel explores how kindness and compassion are a natural outcome of the process of integration. At the New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York City.

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Monday-Friday, 9-5 EST.

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