The Garrison Institute applies the transformative power of contemplation to today's pressing social and environmental concerns, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future.

The Garrison Institute is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit education institute working at the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world. Headquartered on the banks of the Hudson River, in a beautifully renovated former Capuchin monastery, the 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. Together we explore how to connect “inner work” with “outer work” and to imagine new, generative possibilities for ourselves and the world around us.

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 programs 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.

If you are interested in holding a retreat and partnering with us in this mission, please contact:

Jane Kolleeny, Retreats and Business Development Director | Extension 103