Headquartered on the banks of the Hudson River, in a beautifully renovated former Capuchin monastery, the Garrison Institute provides a place of refuge, reflection, and restoration for thousands of people from all walks of life. Informed by the values of simplicity, hospitality and universal welcome, we provide a home for a diverse array of spiritual teachers, students, organizations, and communities of practice from around the country and the world.  These spaces foster greater contemplation and compassion, and encourage the spiritual reinvigoration of society.

We offer more than 100 retreats, symposia, workshops, and events each year led by distinguished teachers and thinkers, exploring a wide range of wisdom traditions and contemplative practices. Our retreats are held in a beautiful renovated monastery on the banks of the Hudson River, an hour north of Manhattan, in Garrison, New York. Our guests enjoy 93 acres of preserved land, walking trails, and natural sacred spaces.

The Garrison Institute is a community of people working together towards positive social change. We collaborate with various organizations to help us build a more compassionate, resilient future.

We will work with you to plan a retreat for a minimum of 70 people. For more details on booking a retreat: How to Schedule a Retreat [PDF]

To assist groups with this planning, we ask that you contact: events@garrisoninstitute.org

We invite you to visit our Facility page to take a virtual tour of our building and grounds.