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

  • Way of the Bodhisattva

    February 20 - March 20, 2019

    The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) was written by Shantideva to show the genuine path of a bodhisattva, or one…More →

  • Monarch Retreat

    February 23 - March 3, 2019

    The Monarch Retreat is a sealed retreat.  The invitation to attend is extended to all holders of Rigden Abhisheka Transmission.More →

  • Family Weekend: Sky Woman Creates the World

    March 15 - 17, 2019

    Come engage with story, movement, mark making and the great outdoors. We will listen to an ancient myth from the…More →

  • Parinirvana

    April 4, 2019

    Join us in celebration of the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. As a special celebration of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s life,…More →

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