Program Details

Meditation and the Heart of Recovery: A meditation and 12-step weekend retreat

with Rick Redondo & Dallas Itzen
September 5 / 7:00 PM - September 7 / 5:00 PM

Meditation is a powerful tool for those in 12-step recovery, or anyone seeking better ways to work with destructive habits and difficult emotions.  In this beautiful mountain setting and supportive environment, this weekend retreat will explore the View and Practice of meditation,  as well as its relationship to the 12-step structure.  We will also focus on meditation as a tool for working Steps 2 and 3, and increasing our conscious contact with a Higher Power of our own understanding. 

Through group practice, meditation instruction, Heart of Recovery 12-step meetings, lectures and more we will deepen our practice and learn how meditation can help us strengthen our sobriety, mindfulness, and sense of serenity.  We welcome anyone recovering from any addiction or compulsion, as well as any meditator interested in the profound spiritual path that recovery offers.

Rick Redondo has studied Buddhism for over 15 years, and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  He has taught and led numerous Shambhala meditation classes and weekends in New York City as well as at Sky Lake Lodge.  After a successful career as an Options Trader in Chicago, he changed directions to pursue his passion for the arts.  He is now an active filmmaker, actor and musician.  He founded the New York City Heart of Recovery Group over five years ago.  He enjoys bringing meditation and art to everyday life.


Program price includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Lodging prices listed are for shared rooms.  Single rooms are rarely available for Sky Lake programs.  When available, the cost is $120/weekend night and $95/weekday night added to the commuter rate posted.

Shrine room lodging is available for $20/night added to the commuter price.


  • Deposits and payments are refundable up to two weeks prior to the program start date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

  • After the two week deadline, Sky Lake will deduct a $35 cancellation fee and retain the rest of your deposit as credit towards another program to be used within a year of the date of the program. Any payments over the deposit will be refunded.

No refunds or credits are given for cancellations after 48 hours prior the beginning of the program.

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