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NAP Castrorum

Transforming Thought: OMCE Castrorum / CR+C Convention / BMO 2020

For OMCE, CR-C AND BMO members only

The New York City Commanderie invites you to participate in the 2020 OMCE/CRC/BMO Event, which is being held from April 16-19 at the Garrison Institute located in Garrison, New York.

The Garrison Institute is a beautifully refurbished monastery which now functions as secular monastery for the 21st Century and typically hosts Zen retreats. The property features great views of the Hudson River, nature hiking trails, a boxwood labyrinth and promises to offer a peaceful and meditative environment. In keeping with the Zen tradition, vegetarian meals will be prepared by a chef from the Culinary Institute of America as featured in the cookbook, Fresh Cooking: A Year of Recipes from the Garrison Institute Kitchen (

Our program begins late Thursday afternoon and will conclude after lunch Sunday. The Institute is located near the Garrison Metro-North train station and will provide complimentary shuttle service during check-in and check-out times. There is ample free parking at the monastery. We hope you will join us for a unique and contemplative experience.

New York City Commanderie

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