retreats Retreats taught by Peter Doobinin in the insight meditation tradition.
Garrison Institute Safety Protocols
Here you can find out about measures for health and safety being introduced by Garrison Insitiute. These protocols will be in place for the July Retreat. Click on the PDF icon to open the file. To learn more, please be in touch.
Retreats support students in their efforts to further develop their meditation practice and other dharma skills.
Please Note: The July Three-Day Retreat is For Dharma Student Project Students and Meditators Who Have Studied in the Past with Peter Doobinin
July Three-Day Retreat July 23 - 26 Garrison Institute Garrison, NY
This silent retreat is held in the traditional insight meditation form, allowing participants to experience stillness and insight in a supportive environment. The retreat includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and meetings with the teacher.
The retreat begins in the evening on Thursday, July 23 and ends in the afternoon on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Participants are expected to attend the entire retreat. All retreatants will have a single room. The retreat fee includes three vegetarian meals per day.
Students should have experience in insight meditation. In terms of your experience level, we ask that:
1-You are a Dharma Student Project Student or you have studied in the past with Petger Doobinin 2-You've practiced insight meditation for two years or more. 3- You've taken a course in basic meditation skill (beginners' level) in insight meditation. 4-You have a regular meditation practice.
If you have questions about your participation, please contact us. All students must have the approval of the retreat teacher. Thank you for respecting these guidelines. It helps us greatly in our effort to put on the most beneficial retreat.
The cost for the retreat is: $550 (high) $500 (average) $450 (low)
Please note that the course fee does not include payment to the teacher. The teacher is supported by donation (dana). Students will be able make a donation to the teacher at the retreat.
If you would like to register for the retreat and send a deposit, please click the application information button.
November Eight-Day Retreat November 4 - 12 Powell House Old Chatham, NY
This silent retreat is held in the traditional insight meditation form, allowing participants to experience stillness and insight in a supportive environment. The retreat includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and interviews. The eight-day retreat offers a precious opportunity for a deepening of inner silence and clear seeing.
An integral aspect of the retreat is the personal interaction that the teacher has with the students. We keep the retreats small to ensure that the teacher has a close working relationship with each student throughout the eight days. For this reason, we will be accepting a limited number of registrations for the retreat.
This is a retreat for experienced dharma students. All students must have the approval of the teacher. If you are interested in attending the retreat, please review the application process. Information about applying for the retreat can be found here.
The retreat begins in the evening on Wednesday, November 4, and ends in the afternoon on Thursday, November 12. All students are expected to attend the entire retreat
All retreatants will have a single room. The retreat fee includes three vegetarian meals per day. The cost* for the retreat is:
$900 (high) $800 (average) $700 (low)
You must apply and pre-register for the retreat. In order to register we ask that you submit a $150 deposit.
*Please note that the course fee does not include payment to the teacher. The teacher is supported by donation (dana). Students will be able make a donation to the teacher at the retreat.
Participants will be asked to support the retreat by having "yogi jobs." These jobs, which include working in the kitchen, contribute to the community spirit and help us keep the cost of the retreat low. Powell House is an approximately 2.5 hour drive from NYC. There is an Amtrak train that goes to Hudson NY. The Hudson station is an approximately 30 drive from Powell House. Prior to the retreat we will organize car pools, etc., for retreatants.
If you are interested in applying for the November Eight-Day Retreat, we ask that you follow the application process. All the information about the process for applying and registering can be found here: