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Regional Weekend Retreat, May 18 - 20, 2012
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY

The New York City Center of SRF is pleased to announce this year’s Regional Weekend Retreat conducted by Self Realization Fellowship monks from May 18 through May 20, 2012 at Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York.

The conducted retreat will include classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings and provide opportunities for group meditations and satsanga (informal talks). The retreat is open to SRF members and friends.

Garrison Institute is a beautifully renovated former Capuchin monastery located on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River surrounded by forest and fields.  It is about fifty miles north of New York City.  The serene ambience of the Institute, its picturesque surroundings and the various trails, ponds, meadows, and scenic overlooks on its grounds are conducive to deep meditation and silent spiritual retreat.

The retreat begins on Friday evening and concludes on Sunday afternoon. Because of the number of requests received, it is important that reservations be made well in advance.

Registration for the retreat is a two-step process.


Attendees complete the Program Registration Form and submit it along with $45 per person, at the Center, or mail the form along with a check or money order to New York City Center of SRF, 217 East 28th Street, New York, NY 10016 and marked “Retreat Program Fee” on the notation line. The Program Registration form is also available in the main lobby at the Center. To download the form online, click here. Paper registration forms with payment must be received by Friday, May 11.

For those who prefer to register online, click here. Please note that online registration in this step uses PayPal for payment which requires an additional $2.00 service fee. Online registrations must be completed by Thursday, May 17.

Fees paid in Step 1 cover retreat related expenses incurred by New York City Center of Self-Realization Fellowship.


Attendees complete the “Garrison Institute Room Registration Form” and pay appropriate fees for the room of your choice. This step can be completed via Garrison’s web site, or by calling the retreat at: 1‐845‐424‐4800, or by completing and mailing or faxing the “Garrison Institute Room Registration Form” accompanied by the appropriate form of payment. To download the paper registration form, click here. The fees paid in this step cover costs of room and meals for two nights provided by Garrison Institute.


Check-in at the institute is from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Friday, May 18th and check-out is from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 20th. Program schedule, facilities details, and all pertinent information related to the retreat will be available by mid-April, 2012. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact New York City Center at    212-689-3622.

We look forward to the joy of your spiritual fellowship at the retreat.

Please make sure to bring your Lessons Student or Kriyaban card. Thank you.

"Truth is exact correspondence with reality."

-Paramahansa Yogananda