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Sky Lake Contacts:

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PO Box 408

Rosendale, NY 12472

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Nestled in a forest of tall cedars and white pines on the northern crest of the Shawangunk Mountains, Sky Lake is a Shambhala contemplative center for meditation, arts and community.  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.

Just two hours north of Manhattan in the Mid-Hudson River Valley, the Lodge has a contemplative, peaceful ambience and is a genuine haven from the rigors of urban life. You can walk in our woods, enjoy extraordinary hiking trails at nearby Mohonk Preserve, scale the Gunks or take a stroll around our spring-fed pond.

Getting Started

Learn to Meditate

At any community sitting period

Instructors available at every Sunday and most Tuesday sessions.

Community Sitting, Free and Open to the Public:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 PM

Sundays, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Recurring Events open to all:

Next Monthly Open House

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 6-9 PM

with talk by Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Community Practice Day

Saturday Dec. 6, 10:30- 3:30

Core Curriculum

Gateway classes coming up:

To be announced.


Becoming a member of the Sky Lake is a statement about your personal inspiration, curiosity, and commitment to the path of awakening. It means participating in a community of practitioners who aspire to relate to each other with honesty, warmth, and openness. We inspire one another to deepen our practice of mindfulness, awareness and compassion. We also provide each other an opportunity to practice compassion and patience.


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Upcoming Programs:

The Inseparable Union of Feminine & Masculine Principles

With Sangyum Agness Au

Open to All

More Info


Awake in the Woods

Led by Thayer Kyusan Case and Katy Bray

Open to all 12-15 year olds.

More Info


Monthly Open House

with talk by Acharya Arawana Hayashi

6-7pm sitting with instruction avail.

7:15pm talk

Tea and Cookies!



Community Practice Day

with Live online talk by Sakyong Mipham about the Shambhala Sadhana

Morning practice OPEN TO ALL

Talk open to Shambhala Sadhana Practioners



Lion's Delight

Half Dathun

1 or 2 week retreat


Sundays with Pema Chödrön

Teachings from DVD or books & discussion as part of our public meditation session.



teaching: 11:45



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Sky Lake Lodge
PO Box 408 / 22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale,  NY 12472
Tel. 845-658-8556    Email:

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