City of Light Sanctuary


City of Light the New York Ashram Retreat Center

is  located at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in NY.  It has very peaceful energy, yet there are so many activities you can choose from. Take a walk to the pond, practice on the open yoga platform or in the pavilion, chant in the lingam temple, sit and meditate on one of the big rocks under the trees or in the gazebo, or hike down the natural trail—the choice is yours. You can then immerse yourself in a forest bath (shinrin-yuko) among the hickory, ash, maple, and pine trees before you have a picnic or take a dip in the creek. No matter what you choose to do, you will feel refreshed and renewed at the end of the day. 

Our Purpose

~ We are committed to evolution through community, re-igniting humanity’s connection with nature, and spiritual education. We help people develop a healthier and happier outlook to life, seek inner peace through meditation and yoga for body and soul, and gain a deeper understanding of their own nature through remembering how to live in harmony with their natural surroundings. We provide access to a beautiful and serene retreat property in Ulster County NY—a place where individuals and families can restore their bodies and souls, and where there are often sessions, workshops, and spiritual gatherings.

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