• $400.00 – Pundarika Program Fee - Lodging and commuter fees are in addition to the program fee

Date & Time Details: September 30 - October 6, 2023 EDT

Location: Garrison Institute

Address: Garrison, New York


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Garrison Institute Open Retreat In-person

With Tsoknyi Rinpoche

September 30 - October 6, 2023

TEACHINGS:  Tsoknyi Rinpoche


This is an open, silent retreat with no prerequisites. Pointing out instructions are typically given at open in-person retreats.

Registration will open on March 1, 2023, at noon EDT, and close on October 3, 2023, EDT.

Registration will be through the Garrison website. A link will be added here when registration is open

The Pundarika program fee is $400. Garrison’s commuter and lodging prices are in addition to the program fee.

If you are an active Pundarika Member on February 1, 2023, you may apply your membership discount to the Pundarika program fee, and you are guaranteed a space in the retreat for one week after registration has been open or until March 8th. Membership discounts do not apply to the Garrison Institute lodging or commuter fees.

Commuter – $630

Single occupancy – $1050

Double occupancy – $900

Dorm – $810

*Included in commuter and lodging prices are three vegetarian meals daily.

For cancellations made at least a week in advance of the start of the retreat, Garrison will assess a $65 cancellation fee. For cancellations made within a week of the event, in addition to the $65 processing fee, Garrison will assess a fee of $40 per day for the length of the retreat to cover their direct costs for food, which will have already been ordered. Refunds will not be given for cancellations made after 4:00 p.m. the day before the start of a retreat.

Onsite check-in will be from 3:00 – 6 p.m. ET on September 30.  Pre-check-in instructions will be emailed from the Garrison Institute the week of the retreat. Dinner is from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET, followed by orientation in the Main Meditation Hall at 7:05 p.m.  The first teaching session with Tsoknyi Rinpoche is from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET.

The retreat will be six (6) days in length, with two approximately one and one half hour (1-1/2) teaching each day.  There will be three group meditation sessions daily, a daily recap of the teachings, and an opportunity to ask Rinpoche practice-related questions during a small group audience.

A detailed schedule will be sent to retreatants several weeks before the retreat begins.

Rinpoche has requested that students attend all the teaching sessions throughout the retreat to gain the most benefit from the teachings.  This also helps us build a container as a sangha for this short time together.

This retreat formally ends on the evening of October 5th.   Departure and packing day day is October 6th.

For information about the Garrison Institute, please visit the Garrison Institute website: https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/about-us/

Garrison Institute offers free shuttle transfers from the Metro-North train station in the town of Garrison, to the Institute. This shuttle service will be provided for all trains that arrive between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET on September 30. The Metro-North Hudson Line train runs from the Grand Central Station in Manhattan to the local Garrison train station. For the train schedule visit: https://new.mta.info/schedules/metro-north-railroad

The Pundarika Foundation offers a limited number of scholarships applicable to the program fee. Scholarships do not apply to lodging fees. Scholarship applications will be accepted now through July 1, 2023. Late applications cannot be accepted.  For more scholarship information and the application form, please visit: https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/retreats/scholarship-information/

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Susan at registrar@pundarika.org.


Tsoknyi Rinpoche
For over 25 years Tsoknyi Rinpoche has been teaching students worldwide about the innermost nature of mind in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Born into a family respected for its spiritual…
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