Garrison Retreat 2017
Regional Weekend Retreat, May 19 – 21, 2017
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY
We are pleased to announce this year’s Regional Weekend Retreat conducted by Self Realization Fellowship monastics from May 19 through May 21, 2017 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. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A SILENT RETREAT.
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.
Since the goal of the retreat is to interiorize our consciousness and minimize external distractions, retreatants are expected to maintain silence from the beginning of the first class on Friday through the conclusion of the last class on Sunday.
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 opens at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 and involves two steps.
Step 1. Attendees complete “Program Registration” and submit a fee of $45 per person to NYCC-SRF. Fees paid in this step cover retreat related expenses incurred by New York City Center of Self-Realization Fellowship.
Please click here to Register Online. Please note that online registration in this step uses PayPal for payments which requires an additional $2.00 service fee. Online registrations will be open up to Friday, May 19th, the first day of the retreat.
Registrations may also be submitted to an usher along with cash or check at New York City Center, or the form (click to download) can be mailed along with a check or money order to New York City Center of SRF, 217 East 28th Street, New York, NY 10016. Checks must be made payable to “Self-Realization Fellowship” and marked “Retreat Program Fee” on the notation line.
Step 2. Attendees complete the “Garrison Institute Room & Board Registration” form and pay appropriate fees for the room of their choice. Online registration via Garrison’s Website is highly preferred and does not require any service fee. The fees paid in this step cover costs of room for two nights and meals for the entire stay. Please click here to Register Online for Garrison Institute.
Those who do not have access to the Internet may complete this step by calling 845-424-4800, or by completing and mailing or faxing Garrison’s registration form accompanied by the appropriate form of payment.
Room & Board registration closes on May 18, 2017, at 4 pm. We do not accept "walk-ins" or onsite registrations. There is a $50 cancellation fee for all cancellations at least a week before the retreat, and a $130 cancellation fee within a week of the retreat.
Check-in and Check-out
Check-in at the institute is from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Friday, May 19 and check-out is from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 21. Program schedule and details about the retreat will be available by mid-April, 2016.
If you are a SRF member, please make sure to bring your Lessons Student or Kriyaban card with you to the retreat.
We look forward to the joy of your spiritual fellowship at the retreat.