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Sky Lake Contacts:

Mailing Address:

PO Box 408

Rosendale, NY 12472

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Jen Woodin


Practice & Education:

Irene Woodard



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Nestled in a forest of tall cedars and white pines on the northern crest of the Shawangunk Mountains, Sky Lake is a Shambhala contemplative center for meditation, arts and community.  It is part of an international community of meditation centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now led by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Just two hours north of Manhattan in the Mid-Hudson River Valley, the Lodge has a contemplative, peaceful ambience and is a genuine haven from the rigors of urban life. You can walk in our woods, enjoy extraordinary hiking trails at nearby Mohonk Preserve, scale the Gunks or take a stroll around our spring-fed pond.

Getting Started

Learn to Meditate

At any community sitting period

Instructors available at every Sunday and most Tuesday sessions.

Community Sitting, Free and Open to the Public:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 PM

Sundays, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Recurring Events open to all:

Next Monthly Open House

Tuesday, May 13, 6-9 PM

with talk T.B.A.

NOTE: now the 2nd Tues. of each Month

Quarterly Enlightened Society Day

formerly Nyinthun or Community Practice Day

Sunday, June 15 , 2014

10:30 AM- 3:00 PM

Core Curriculum

Gateway classes coming up:

Level I of Shambhala Training

Next offered: September 12-15, 2014

Contentment in Everyday Life

Monday evenings 6:30pm, April 14-May 12


Becoming a member of the Sky Lake is a statement about your personal inspiration, curiosity, and commitment to the path of awakening. It means participating in a community of practitioners who aspire to relate to each other with honesty, warmth, and openness. We inspire one another to deepen our practice of mindfulness, awareness and compassion. We also provide each other an opportunity to practice compassion and patience.


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Upcoming Programs:

Sundays with Pema Chödrön

Teachings from DVD or books & discussion as part of our public meditation session.



teaching: 11:45


With Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chödrön

Broadcast live from California

Sat. May 3 and Sun. May 4

More Information


Playing in the


Friday May 9

7:30 PM

Improvised Performance


Barbara Bash, Steve Clorfeine, Steve Gorn, Lanny Harrison, and Arawana Hayashi

Open to All! No advance reg. nec.


Foraging, Feasting &



Dina Falcone

Sat. May 31-

Sun. June 1

Open to All!




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Sky Lake Lodge
22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale,  NY 12472
Tel. 845-658-8556    Email:

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