Welcome to Sky Lake!!

We are pleased to announce the soft re-opening of Sky Lake’s doors with in-person Sunday sitting from 10:00am to 12 noon You can drop in any time during this period.  As we all continue to navigate the ongoing changes of physical distancing and COVID protocol, Sky Lake is still offering our online meditation sessions (see zoom link below).

Please join us online Monday through Friday at 10 am and 6 pm (except Saturday and Sunday).  These sessions include chants and meditation.   Why not experience a retreat format at home?  We can practice together, at a distance.
To join Sky Lake’s Zoom Room, click hear (open online Monday through Friday from 10 to 11 am and 6 to 6.30 pm).
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Sky Lake is a Shambhala contemplative center for meditation, arts and community located in the beautiful surroundings of the Hudson Valley. It is part of an international community of meditation centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Nestled in a forest of tall cedars and white pines on the northern crest of the Shawangunk Mountains.



 Sky Lake is opening softly… 

Like a sunflower slowly opening, so is Sky Lake.

And you might consider yourself a bee! The opportunity to practice here safely, will serve both you and help sustain Sky Lake, through a time without in-person programs.

Sky Lake’s Personal Retreat program is a self-guided scenario with a two-night minimum weekend or week day fee of $250 plus $50 each additional night.  This includes:

* a private room with bath,

* access and use of the dining/living room,

* use of one of two shrine rooms,

* use of a guest refrigerator to store the food you bring,

* microwave and toaster ovens, traditional toaster and double-burner hot plate (no meal service or use of the commercial kitchen at this time – we will provide a list of food and restaurant sources),

* tea, coffee and condiments.

* Comfortable sofas, gazebos and hiking trails. And yummy restaurants nearby for locally sourced delicious meals if that is your preference.

Bee of benefit … and treat yourself to a retreat here at Sky Lake!  We are ready to host your personal retreat.

Contact Sky Lake programs at [email protected] to sign up, or connect to ask questions.

We are eager to have you here and on the land.

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New to meditation?  Shambhala Meditation is based on the premise that the natural state of the mind is calm and clear. It’s a practice that anyone can do. Learn to meditate and develop mindfulness awareness. Contact Susan Staples at [email protected] who will assist in arranging basic meditation instruction.




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