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December 26, 2022—January 1, 2023

In-Person: Village Zendo Year-End Retreat With Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

To attend a retreat or event all guests, teachers, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including at least one booster (additional boosters are optional). We will continue to follow any COVID-19 guidelines set forth by our local officials, NYS and the CDC.

The Village Zendo’s year-end retreat is the perfect time for quiet meditation and deep silence.

Our schedule is serious (with plenty of zazen) but also spacious (with unstructured time in the afternoon for rest, outdoor walks or body practice). There are dharma talks every day, and ample opportunity to meet with our teachers. Delicious vegetarian meals are offered buffet-style. If you have put off doing a residential retreat, or felt intimidated to try one, this is a wonderful retreat to attend. Come and join the Village Zendo sangha as we greet the new year with clear minds and open hearts.  

This retreat will be held in silence.

Pricing and Registration

1. Program Fee- In order to reserve your spot on this retreat, there is a separate registration fee  due to Village Zendo. Please register for the course HERE first.
2. Registration below covers ROOM AND BOARD ONLY. 

Full Retreat: December 26 to January 1st
Half Retreat: December 26 to December 29


Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara is a Soto Zen priest and Abbot of the Village Zendo in NYC. As a Zen teacher she is well-known for her ability to connect Zen practice to contemporary life. She is the author of the recent book on Zen practice, Most Intimate. She and her partner Barbara Joshin O’Hara founded the Village Zendo over 30 years ago. 

Please email events@garrisoninstitute.org with questions

The health and safety of our guests and staff is a top priority for the Garrison Institute. We continue to follow the health and safety guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 as set forth by our local officials, New York State and the Center for Disease Control. Please visit this page for more information about the new safety protocols in place as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

Registration Options

Double Room
Double Room - Partial
Single Room
Single Room - Partial
These costs include room and board only. Please be in touch with the group regarding any additional program fees.
NOTE: Dorm rooms are for groups of 3 or 4. Roommate(s) may be specified when registering.