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.

Dear Profound Treasury Retreat Community,

It’s been a little while!  You all have been on our hearts and minds, and we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and in good health. Cancelling last year’s retreats was a painful decision for many of us and brought home how important it is to gather together and support one another.

As the new year begins, and we consider what to do this summer, we are beginning to cheerfully aspire as to what could be in 2021.

If you ask, “What about Maine?  Will we be able to gather to practice and study in-person again?”  Well…yes, sort of… we have been meeting and imagining what a smaller, COVID-safe retreat in Maine would look like in 2021—a retreat that could connect a small gathering in Maine virtually with other local, small, COVID-safe gatherings across the globe as well as connect to you individually from your home.  And although we don’t have it all figured out just yet, we are intending to gather the resources and energy in the coming month in order to enable this vision to happen June 18-27, 2021.  If you are interested in assisting in any way to either lead a local retreat effort in your community, support the IT effort needed, or to support an in-person retreat in Maine, please email

Regarding PTRW Crestone, it’s a bit early to tell. We welcome ideas and input on this. It is uncertain whether the Blazing Mountain venue will be open and available.  In the meantime, we invite you to join us for “Profound Simplicity,” an online video course we are planning to offer this spring.  We will send you more specifics on when that will be available and how to sign up soon!

As always, we appreciate you and your commitment to the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the Profound Treasury Dharma Foundation.

We look forward to supporting and connecting with you all in 2021,

Judy & Jacqueline