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How to Register

A guide on how to register for any stay in Blue Cliff Monastery

General Stay (outside of Special Retreats)

Throughout the year our doors are open to receive guests.  You can come for a stay outside of our Retreat Program.  We encourage you to come for a minimum of one week in order to really settle down, to relax, and to have the opportunity to thoroughly absorb the practice.  It is also possible to come for a weekend.   A stay longer than two weeks will require a formal request from you in the form of a letter and a decision made by the community. 

Completed registration forms can be emailed, mailed by post, or faxed to us.  You are invited to make your contribution upon arrival.


Tips on filling out the registration form:

If you would like to share a room with a specific person, please register on the same form. If you do not specify a roommate, we will assign roommates by gender. For each person in your group or family, print the full name on the form. Please use an extra sheet as needed. Single and double occupancy are limited and most of the time unavailable.  If you wish to stay in a double with a friend or family member, please write both names on your form. We will be sending your confirmation information to the person and address filled out at the top of the registration form.


To register by email:

Please send your registration form to For any questions, please email us at or call 845-733-4959 ext. 21.To register by regular mail, please mail your registration form with check, money order, or credit card information (MasterCard or VISA only) to:


Blue Cliff Monastery

Attn: Registration   

3 Mindfulness Road  

Pine Bush, NY 12566


Confirmation You will receive a confirmation by email after we have processed your registration


Our office hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9-5pm