QueerDharma weekend retreat at beautiful Sky Lake, Oct 19-21, 2012
Nestled in the autumn leaves of the Shawangunk Mountains, you can get to Sky Lake in about 1 hour by commuter bus from Port Authority in NYC.
The retreat is appropriate for all levels of experience, and will include sitting practice, video teachings on Lojong, community dharma sharing, extensive walking meditation in the surrounding woods and mountains, and 24hrs of silence. Detailed meditation instruction will be available for those who wish it, provided by a QD member authorized to teach in Tibetan Buddhist traditions. There will be early-morning Ngöndro sessions for those who have received the practice (no Ngöndro instruction will be given).
Lodging possibilities will include single and multiple occupancy bedrooms (very limited, act fast), bring-your-own-bedding and sleep in the shrine room (that’s what I do – I bring a blow-up bed), and you are also free to set up your tent on the grounds.
The food is excellent and will include veggie options at every meal: the kitchen will be responsive to special dietary restrictions.