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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

  • Jane Genshin Shuman: Twining Vines Sangha Retreat
    Friday, Oct 31 – Sunday, Nov 2
    With prerequisites
    A silent retreat emphasizing meditation, work practice, Dharma talks, chanting service, and the opportunity to meet privately with the teacher.
  • Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium
    Thursday, Nov 6 – Sunday, Nov 9
    » Register Now
    Open to the public
    Join leading experts in palliative, hospice and contemplative care to discover how contemplative care techniques can improve healing and reduce suffering. Presented by New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and the Garrison Institute.
  • Barry Magid: Ordinary Mind Zendo Retreat
    Wednesday, Nov 12 – Sunday, Nov 16
    With prerequisites
    An intensive Zen retreat with psychoanalyst and Zen teacher Barry Magid, illuminating the barriers to "just sitting."

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

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