To Attend a Retreat at the Garrison Institute

What you need to know:

  • Preparing for a retreat at Garrison Institute   Facilities - Food, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Lounges, Grounds; Policies - Silence, Communication, Smoking, Dress, Pets, Fragrance, Mail Services, Cancellations, House Jobs, Check-in, Check out; Guest Checklist; and Food Sensitivity Information.

The home of Garrison Institute is a former 77,000 square foot Capuchin Franciscan monastery that was restored and renovated in 2002. Originally built in 1932, it overlooks the Hudson River just over an hour north of New York City.

The Institute offers a place of refuge where guests can withdraw from the business of daily life. Accommodations are simple yet tasteful with enough space to breathe, rest and meditate. To attend a retreat, please check our retreat calendar.

Cancellations
There is a cancellation policy that applies to a group canceling a whole retreat/program at the Garrison Institute. This policy is detailed in the agreement that is established with each retreat group.

For individuals cancelling attendance at a retreat when Garrison Institute collects room and board fees directly from guests, we assess a $50 processing fee up to a week in advance of a retreat.

For cancellations within a week of the event, in addition to the $50 processing fee, we will assess a fee of $40 per day for the length of the retreat to cover our direct costs for food, which will have already been ordered. If you cancel after 4pm the night before a retreat starts, there will be no refund. It is in your best interest to be certain of your intention before registering for a program.

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"...a generous, exclusive retreat of memorable warmth, inquiry, and kindness... The quiet watchfulness of the Institute - people, buildings, gardens, grounds, view - embraced our efforts...."

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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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