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Sky Lake Contacts:

Mailing Address:

PO Box 408

Rosendale, NY 12472

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Jen Woodin


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Irene Woodard



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Please note public meditation will be cancelled Thursdays Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 for the holidays.


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, Dec. 9, 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:

Level I and II combined!

Jan. 15- 19, 2015

More information


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:

Monthly Open House

with talk by Acharya Arawana Hayashi


as you Are"

6-7pm sitting with instruction avail.

7:15pm talk

Tea and Cookies!



Children's Day Winter Solstice Celebration

10 am- 12:30 pm





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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