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

  • Stephan Bodian: Dancing on the Razor’s Edge
    Thursday, May 28 – Sunday, May 31
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    Open to the public
    In each moment, we are the mysterious interface or edge where emptiness constantly bursts into form. How do we let go and allow the dance to move through us, rather than holding on and trying to direct the flow? A silent retreat with several talks and guided meditations daily and ample time for exploring your own razor’s edge in dialogue and silent sitting.
  • Kindness & Compassion: Integration Made Visible
    Thursday, May 28
    Open to the public
    New York Times best-selling author and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, Dr. Dan Siegel explores how kindness and compassion are a natural outcome of the process of integration. At the New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York City.
  • Dr. Dan Siegel: Soul and Synapse: The Integration of Science and Spirituality
    Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31
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    Open to the public
    In this retreat, we will look at the integration of science and spirituality. We will explore the ways in which our inner subjective lives, our interpersonal relationships, and our objective empirical knowledge can be woven together to illuminate the importance of meaning, connection and equanimity in our lives.

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