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

  • To establish a non-denominational sanctuary where people may gather in a serene and natural environment to promote spiritual growth and physical wellness through holistic education of yoga, meditation, philosophy, health, and relaxation.
  • To establish a sanctuary that enables individuals and families to retreat for a day or weekend to foster inner peace and restore and integrate mind, body, and spirit in a safe, quiet, and natural environment. 

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