The Garrison Institute explores the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future.
Situated on a bluff overlooking the Hudson in the midst of the dramatic Hudson Highlands, one hour north of New York City by train, our grounds offer trails, ponds, meadows, scenic overlooks, and, of course, the majestic river.
Our retreats programs bring inspiring teachers and teachings from diverse wisdom traditions to wide audiences. Most retreats are open to the public and are suitable for newcomers. As a nonsectarian retreat facility, we offer a place of refuge where people can withdraw from daily life and refresh themselves.
Click here for the calendar of our retreats.
Accommodations are simple, comfortable, and quiet with space to breathe,
rest and meditate.
Our facility includes:
Spacious, light filled Meditation Hall
Smaller session rooms
Beautiful, monastic wood beamed dining room
Comfortable lounges for relaxing
"This place rocks!! Not only is the place beautiful but how you keep it and the energy that gets infused in it..."