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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

  • Self-Realization Fellowship: Regional Weekend Retreat
    Friday, Apr 24 – Sunday, Apr 26
    With prerequisites
    A silent retreat that includes classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s teaching, group meditations, kirtan, and inspirational talks. Students are encouraged to use the ample free time for personal meditation, introspection and deep reflection.
  • Compassion & Wisdom: The Twin Pillars of Buddhism: A Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche Retreat
    Wednesday, Apr 29 – Sunday, May 3
    » Register Now
    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).

Got Questions?

Call us, 845.424.4800
Monday-Friday, 9-5 EST.

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