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About Sky Lake
Sky Lake is a drala-filled jewel perched at the crest of Mountain Rd. in the Shawangunk Mountains. It sits atop the delightfully eccentric village of Rosendale, NY in the heart of the Hudson Valley, 2 hours north of NYC. This area of natural beauty draws rock climbers, nature lovers, artists, farmers, NYC weekenders and migrants and is referred to as the Buddha Belt.

As a Shambhala Land Center, Sky Lake offers the truly unique experience of an intimate container and supports a range of weekend and weeklong programming, including Core Shambhala Curriculum, Contemplative Arts, Family Programs, Acharya Visits, Vajrayana Programs, and Qigong and other teachings by Eva Wong. All of these are infused with the richness and potency of Sky Lake’s 20 acres of land, featuring meditation trails, a primordial pond and mountain vistas. Sky Lake also hosts rentals for like-minded organizations.

With approximately 75 members, Sky Lake‘s local community includes both new and senior practitioners, and both local and distance members (who joined after being inspired during retreat).  Monthly, during normal circumstances, we offer Open House, Dinners & Conversations, Sadhana of Mahamudra, Shambhala Sadhana, Circle Practice and Feast Practice, along with weekly Public Meditations that include Teachings & Discussion on Sundays.  Seasonal Shambhala celebrations are a joy for the larger community as well.

The building is an uplifted, welcoming, former mountain lodge with 2 shrine rooms and a large, sunny sitting & dining room that invites retreatants or community members to enjoy a cup of tea and read dharma from the surrounding bookshelves. There is an office, commercial kitchen, an apartment, a teacher’s room and 8 guest rooms, each with a bathroom.