Welcome to the Friends of the Garrison Institute community. Our friends come from far and wide, and are united by their love and appreciation for the Garrison Institute.

Thanks to your generosity, we are able to program a wide variety of retreats offering refuge, reflection, and restoration for thousands of people from all walks of life. We are also able to maintain our beautiful grounds and facility, serve delicious and healthy meals, and provide financial assistance to those with limited resources.

More than just a physical place, the Garrison Institute is also an incubator, developing programs that help those working on the front lines of our most important challenges, from crisis-response to climate change. With your support, the Institute’s blend of timeless wisdom and timely action can radiate outward beyond our walls, touching lives around the world.

Thank you for becoming a Friend of the Garrison Institute.

All Friends receive:

  • Quarterly e-newsletters with a special note from our executive director, Marc Weiss, as well as Friends’ own news, stories, and photographs
  • Opportunities to meet each other at events and gatherings
  • Recognition in the Annual Report

Please select a level and benefits below or, make a donation and waive the associated benefits.

Mindfulness ($100 – $249) $25 non-tax-deductible

  • Acknowledgment in the Annual Report donor list
  • Invitation to all special events, salons, and gathering

Resilience ($250 – $499) $25 non-tax-deductible
All of the above, plus:

  • A gift from the Garrison Institute gift store

Kindness ($500 – $999) $25 non-tax-deductible
All of the above, plus:

  • Access to premiere rooms for retreats upon advance request (pending availability)
  • One copy of the first edition of the Garrison Institute publication, Lineages: Essays, Reflections, and Conversations 

Compassion ($1,000 – $2,499) $85 non-tax-deductible
All of the above, plus:

Transformation ($2,500 – $4,999) $415 non-tax-deductible
All of the above, plus:

  • Personal assistance with selecting and registering for Garrison Institute retreats
  • Complimentary Personal Retreat weekend at the Institute (pending availability)

Wisdom Holder ($5,000+) $415 non-tax-deductible
All of the above, plus:

  • Recently published books by Garrison Institute board members and teachers
  • Invitations to private gatherings with special guest teachers and leaders