Winter Meditation Retreat at Garrison

February 7-14, 2020 IN Garrison, New York

Winter Meditation Retreat

Surrounded by natural beauty and far from the clamor of our busy lives, the serenity of the Garrison Institute offers the ideal conditions for contemplative practice. Participating in a group retreat is an important way to deepen one’s practice of meditation, settling our minds and opening our hearts. 

During this 7-night immersive retreat, participants will focus on the practice of mindfulness and awareness meditation. Meditation practice provides us with the tools needed to reflect deeply and directly on our own experience and connect to our hearts, body, and sense perceptions as the ways through which we connect to our world. In particular, we will explore the way meditation was taught by the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, and how it is presented in the The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma. 

This mostly silent retreat will be primarily focused on meditation,
but the daily schedule will also include:

This retreat is perfect for both new and experienced practitioners. If you are new to the retreat experience, please provide us with some background information by sending an email to Derek Kolleeny at, who will send you a form to fill out.


Led by veteran Profound Treasury teachers Derek and Jane Kolleeny.

Derek Kolleeny

Derek Kolleeny became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1976. He earned a B.A. in Buddhism from Harvard College and teaches at the Westchester Buddhist Center and Rime Shedra NYC.

Jane Kolleeny

Jane Kolleeny has been studying and practicing Buddhism since the early seventies when her teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche arrived in Boulder, CO. Jane is the Garrison Institute’s Retreats Director and teaches at the Westchester Buddhist Center.

Fees and Housing Options

Pricing Plans

Commuter Rate (no bedroom)
Per Person
Dorm Room

Per Person
Single Room

Per Person
Double Room

Per Person

“Generosity is a willingness to give, to open without philosophical or pious or religious motives, just simply doing what is required at any moment in any situation”

– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Financial support

The Profound Treasury Dharma Foundation is committed to offering the authentic transmission of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s teachings to all, regardless of their financial capacity.

Send a note to Sue Rhodes at to learn more about Financial Assistance and Scholarships.

If you would like to join us in offering financial support to those who need it to attend, please go to our Donations page.

The Profound Treasury Dharma Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

The Winter Retreat Location

Garrison Institute is located directly off Route 9D in Garrison, New York,
approximately 50 miles north of New York City.

Dearest Community Members,

We hope this note finds you and your loved ones safe and in good health.

We are writing to all of you on behalf of the Profound Treasury Retreats’ Leadership to let you know that, in response to the expanding coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to postpone our retreats in both Saco, Maine and Crestone, Colorado until further notice.

This was not an easy decision. Especially in these times of sheltering at home and social “distancing”, we long to be with one another in person, practicing and studying together. However, in light of the serious health and economic concerns facing the world right now, this decision to postpone seems to be necessary and proper. Please be assured that any deposit that you have made will be refunded, or, if you wish, applied toward a future PTR program. If you have a question about your deposit please feel free to contact Sue Rhodes

We are hopeful that we can resume our in-person retreats in 2021. In the meantime, we are working together to develop alternative ways of practicing and studying together. We have formed an “Online Committee” to work with our Administration in developing a virtual 2020 Profound Treasury Retreat.

When so-called “normal life” is disrupted, it can be a time of uncertainty, fear, and confusion—but it can also be an opportunity to slow down, to reflect, and to reach out to one another. We want to assure you that we will be there for you in any way that we can.

With a deep bow,

Jacqueline Gallo, Chair, Profound Treasury Dharma Foundation Board Judy Lief, Head Teacher