Welcome to Sky Lake!!

We are pleased to announce that Sky Lake’s doors are open 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, you can also join others online with an offering from one of our sangha members, at their home.  These meditation sessions occur Monday through Friday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am.  Please join by clicking here.

We wish for everyone to stay safe and healthy!
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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

We are offering an opportunity to practice here safely — serving you and helping sustain Sky Lake during this interesting time.

Sky Lake’s Personal Retreat program is a self-guided offering 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).  There are restaurants nearby for locally sourced meals if you prefer.

* tea, coffee and condiments.

* Comfortable sofas, gazebos and hiking trails. 

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

We are eager to have you here on the land.

Please Note: Sky Lake is following CDC guidelines and you must be fully vaccinated.

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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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