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).

Retreat is part of our Shambhala tradition and we want to share this practice as much as possible.  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.
Here is the link to join the zoom room:

Sky Lake Zoom Room (open online Monday through Friday 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. Nestled in a forest of tall cedars and white pines on the northern crest of the Shawangunk Mountains.



Join us for Three Tuesday evenings in August     6:30 -8pm

Welcome all ….Come ……enjoy the Sky Lake land – walk around the pond, sit in the gazebo or on the porch,   enjoy a drink  …while sonorous music from the porch mingles with the early evening  

……more than a concert  –  take in a full experience of light, sound, place, and the beauty of our wonderful land;   an invitation to experience mindfulness/awareness – ordinary, yet rich with sound and  natural beauty 

August  10   –  Steve Gorn & Arnold Hammerschlag  flutes and & trumpet 

August  17  –   Eric Archer  –  guitar  

August  24  –   Barbara Bash and the Cello Quintet 

 refreshments offered in the dining room

* * * * * * *

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.




Upcoming Programs