Winter Sesshin Year End Retreat

Garrison Institute - Garrison, NY
December 26 - January 1

The Village Zendo’s year-end retreat is the perfect time for quiet meditation and deep silence. Our schedule is serious (with plenty of zazen) but also spacious (with unstructured time in the afternoon for rest, outdoor walks or body practice). There are dharma talks every day, and ample opportunity to meet with our teachers. Delicious vegetarian meals are offered buffet-style. If you have put off doing a residential retreat, or felt intimidated to try one, this is a wonderful retreat to attend. Come and join the Village Zendo sangha as we greet the new year with clear minds and open hearts.

Full Retreat: December 26 to January 1st
Half Retreat: December 26 to December 29

A note regarding fees and registration:

To attend Winter Sesshin, registration and payment must be completed separately on both Village Zendo’s website and Garrison Institute’s website.

Registration on Garrison Institute’s website will cover room and board, and those fees are kept entirely by Garrison.

Registration on Village Zendo’s website will cover costs, overhead, and program fees for the Village Zendo, and those fees are kept entirely by Village Zendo.

Register with the Village Zendo using the form below. Upon registering, you will be emailed a link to complete registration and payment on Garrison Institute’s website.

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Village Zendo Fees Garrison Institute Fees

Full Retreat

Members: $360

Non-Members: $390

Full Retreat

Shared Room: $900

Single Room: $1,020

Half Retreat

Members: $180

Non-Members: $195

Half Retreat

Shared Room: $480

Single Room: $540

Pandemic guidelines:

See this link for Garrison Institute’s safety protocols for COVID-19.

To attend this retreat, all registrants must be fully vaccinated with a minimum of one booster at least two weeks before arrival. Garrison Institute will ask you to submit proof of vaccination after you have completed registration.

The Village Zendo will publish further COVID-19 safety guidelines and procedures for the retreat after consultation with Village Zendo’s medical team and approval from the Executive Committee. Note that as the state of the pandemic changes, so may these guidelines.

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