Upcoming Event


Our special guest monk Ven. Khemadhammo was born and raised in 1978 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He graduated M.A. in Organizational Psychology. During his student years, he followed an introductory meditation course in a Dhammakāya meditation centre, and started volunteering in the European meditation centres during university breaks. In 2003, he decided to work as a full-time volunteer for the Dhammakāya Foundation in Thailand.  After having studied Thai language for two years, he decided to ordain in the monkhood.  In 2012, he moved to the Dhammakaya meditation center in Belgium, where he lived and taught most of the time till he was appointed to be the Abbot of Wat Bhud Cyprus on December 2015.  He is the first English speaking monk who was appointed to be the Abbot of the temple which is a branch of Dhammakaya Temple Head quarter in Thailand.





June 24      

Meet at Dhammakaya and depart to the retreat center at 3 P.M  or meet at Sky Lake retreat center at 5 P.M., arrive at the retreat, unpack, settle in,  light dinner, evening meditation

June 25       

Meditation (4 sessions), exercise, Q&A with teaching monks

June 26      

Meditation (3 sessions), exercise, depart 4 P.M.



Vegetarian (breakfast, lunch & light dinner)




Retreat Address

Sky Lake

22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY 12472



Pat :908 251 3641




Driving via I-87 / New York State Thruway

From the South: Take I-87 to Exit 18 (New Paltz). Turn left onto Route 299 towards New Paltz. Proceed 1.5 miles through the town and follow signs to 32 North. Turn right onto 32 North and continue 7 miles toward Rosendale. After crossing the second bridge, immediately turn left onto route 213 West (near “Stewart’s”). Proceed 7/10ths of a mile on 213 through Rosendale. Turn left onto Keator Ave/(Route 7) and cross the bridge. Make a right and follow Keator around past St. Peter’s Church. Where the road curves left, proceed straight onto Mountain Road. Sky Lake Lodge is 1.2 miles on the left. (Hillcrest Lane).

From the North: Take I-87 Southbound to Exit 19 (Kingston). From tollbooth, make the very first right (before traffic circle) towards 209 South/Ellenville . Take second exit on the right onto “209 South (Ellenville)”. Proceed 10.5 miles, through Stone Ridge/Marbletown. Pass the Emmanuel’s shopping plaza, then at traffic light make a left onto 213 East toward Rosendale. Go 2.5 miles through High Falls, at bottom of slope turn right onto Mossy Brook Road. (before the “B&B:Captain Schoomaker’s”). Go 200 yards and make first left onto Mountain Road. Go up 1 mile, Sky Lake Lodge is on 

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