Garrison Institute 5-Night Silent Retreat

October 20-25, 2024
Hosted by Open Gate Sangha
Garrison, NY

Program Fee
$575 (Payable to Open Gate Sangha)

Housing Fee
$750–$975 (Payable to Garrison Institute)

Scholarships Available
The scholarship application deadline has passed.



MuktiA longing to feel alive comes from an inherent knowing of what it is to truly live. You know when you're awake to life and when you're in a haze. You know when you’re leaning in and when you’re holding back.

This retreat will delve into the heart of our existence, as life Itself. I'll be pointing participants to their essential Self, prior to personal identities, roles, history, or future, and will be nurturing a remembrance of Self nature—free of definitions and divisions.

To support this remembrance, I will be offering talks, periods of satsang (Q&A sessions exploring the nature of Truth), and guided meditations. This retreat will also provide several periods of silent group meditation, as well as time to rest and enjoy the natural surroundings. Outside of satsang, participants will be observing silence. All components of this retreat, especially the maintaining of silence, are provided to further conscious knowing of our ever-present, undivided nature.



Garrison Institute 5-Night Silent Retreat

October 20-25, 2024

Check in: 3:00–5:00 pm Sunday
Check out: Noon Friday

Participation Requirement

All registered participants must arrange for housing at Garrison Institute. Mukti requires that all attendees arrive on time for retreat (3:00-5:00 pm on the first day) and plan to stay at the retreat site through the end of retreat (12:00 pm on the last day, or 1:30 pm if you choose to join us for an optional free lunch).  

COVID-19 Precautions: To ensure the health and safety of all guests and staff, we ask that retreat attendees perform an at-home COVID-19 antigen test, to be taken within 24-48 hours of arrival.

The Retreat Experience: More detailed information about the experience of attending retreat can be found here.

Garrison Institute

14 Mary's Way, Route 9D

Garrison, NY 10524

The Garrison Institute is located in Garrison, New York, in a former Capuchin monastery overlooking the Hudson River. It is situated on the beautiful 95-acre Glenclyffe property.

Housing Fee: payable to Garrison Institute.

Housing options include multi-bed dorms, doubles and single rooms, all with shared hall baths.
Do not contact the retreat site until you have been confirmed into the retreat.

  • Dorm $750
  • Double $825
  • Single $975

Prices above are per person and include five nights lodging and vegetarian meals. There are no “commuter” or camping options for this retreat. The cost and availability of your housing preference is not guaranteed. For the best choice of housing options, make your reservation early.

You must be registered in the retreat to reserve housing. Housing reservations will open June 3.

Garrison Institute

14 Mary's Way, Route 9D

Garrison, NY 10524

Transportation to Garrison Institute Map

Air Transportation

Garrison Institute is accessible via the greater New York Metropolitan area airports: LaGuardia Airport, JFK Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport as well as the local-based Stewart International Airport.

When making flight arrangements for retreat, keep in mind that you must arrive on time (during registration on the first day) and stay through the end of retreat. In order to accomplish this, we recommend flying in no later than 1:30 pm on Sunday and departing no earlier than 4:00 pm on Friday.

If necessary, consider arriving in the area a day early and/or leaving the day after retreat ends. However, please be aware that Garrison Institute is not able to provide extra nights of lodging, either before or after the scheduled retreat dates.

Important: Garrison Institute will not be receiving guests prior to 3:00 pm on Friday, so please do not plan on arriving early. The retreat officially ends at 12:00 pm on Friday, however a free (optional) lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. All guests must leave the Garrison Institute grounds by 2:00 pm on Friday.

Driving Directions and Transportation Options

Garrison Institute has detailed driving directions and information about planes, trains, taxis, and buses on their Getting Here page.

Garrison Institute 5-Night Silent Retreat

October 20-25, 2024


Program Fee - Open Gate Sangha

Program fees are not transferable to other people or to other programs.
Cancel on or before September 19, 2024: $50.00 cancellation fee
Cancel on or after September 20, 2024: No Refund

Housing Fee - Garrison Institute

Cancel on or before October 12, 2024: $65 cancellation fee
Cancel between October 13 and 4:00 pm on October 18, 2024: $265 cancellation fee
Cancel on or after 4:00 pm on October 19, 2024: No Refund

Garrison Institute’s full Cancellation Policy can be found here.

To cancel your event, log in to your Open Gate Sangha account.
To cancel your housing, you must contact Garrison Institute directly.

In the highly unlikely event that this retreat needs to be cancelled due to an Act of God or other unforeseeable reason, Open Gate Sangha is committed to refunding your tuition fee in full. Please familiarize yourself with the cancellation or refund policies of any other party that you pay in making arrangements to attend retreat (e.g., for housing, travel, or otherwise), as Open Gate Sangha will not be obligated to reimburse such fees, nor monies forfeited.