Sky Lake is closed for public access until August 31.

As of 20th July there are 1,915 reported cases of Covid 19 in Ulster County and this will probably continue to rise. Our intention is to slow it down because the slower it moves, the more hospitals can cope, and the more lives will be saved. The situation is changing by the day – we are adapting to these changes and will continue to increase our offerings to our local sangha and all in the community.

Retreat is part of our Shambhala tradition and we want to share this practice as much as possible.  Our ‘closed retreat’ is available online at 10 am and 6 pm daily.  These sessions include chants and meditation.   Why not try a retreat format at home?  We can practice together, at a distance.  Here is the link to join the zoom room:

Sky Lake Zoom Room (open online daily from 10 to 11 am and 6 to 6.30 pm).


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 and now led by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Nestled in a forest of tall cedars and white pines on the northern crest of the Shawangunk Mountains.

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 by attending one of our many public meditation periods.

When you arrive, you can get a short introduction to meditation, sit with the group, and stay for discussion.

Upcoming Programs