Troy Shambhala in January

Happy New Year Troy Shambhala!

We wish you a good one and hope to see you soon! And no need to bring your resolutions; just bring yourself and see what happens. Sitting each Tuesday in January is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

Jan 3: Group dinner in downtown Troy – For real! (Shambhala is basically a lot like having pizza together.)
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Jan 10: Snack Salon – Feel free to bring something to share! Food, Conversation, and Meditation is the Sakyong’s prescription. We can do all of that in one shot!
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Jan 17: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition
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Jan 24: The Shambhala Path – An evening of practice and discussion with Shastri Ellen Rook – Join us for a meditation refresher and discussion of the path of practice and study. Shastri Rook will guide us through the mindfulness meditation practice and describe its role in the Shambhala teachings. If you’ve suspected that there is more to this tradition than meets the eye, come hear about the vast vision of Shambhala.
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Jan 31: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön
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See you!

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Troy Shambhala in December

screen-shot-2016-12-04-at-9-19-32-pmDear Troy Shambhala,

Three more weeks of tilting away from the sun, and the weather is getting cold. So, what are you going to do about it? Come kindle the warmth of clear seeing kindness. Sitting each Tuesday in December is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

Dec 6: Group dinner in downtown Troy – For real! (Mmmaybe pizza? Mmmaybe Korean?)

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Dec 13: Snack Salon – Feel free to bring something to share! Food, Conversation, and Meditation is the Sakyong’s prescription. We can do all of that in one shot!

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Dec 20: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition

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Dec 27: Member Meeting – Sitting will end early so we can discuss our aspirations for 2017. Join us for some tea and snacks, and bring your ideas for the group. Not a member? Come anyway. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
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Troy Shambhala in November

Dear Troy Shambhala,

Leaves fall from the trees in their own time, and if we try to put them back on the branches, people will think we are crazy. And what good would it do anyway? Come sit and watch the leaves fall out of your mind in their own time. Sitting each Tuesday in November is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

Nov 1: Group dinner in downtown Troy (Mmmaybe pizza? Mmmaybe Korean?)

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Nov 8: Snack Salon – Feel free to bring something to share! Food, Conversation, and Meditation is the Sakyong’s prescription. We can do all of that in one shot!

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Nov 15: Birthday Celebration for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – Help us celebrate Sakyong screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-9-41-50-pmMipham Rinpoche’s birthday by practicing the Shambhala Sadhana. This guided meditation was composed by the Sakyong to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. It is a simple, powerful, direct engagement of our inherent richness and strength. All are welcome to participate, and instruction will be provided. This will be done in place of regular sitting practice, so please arrive on time (6:30). Then we will practice the basic goodness of birthday cake.

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Nov 22: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition – Part two of the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Ruling Your World

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Nov 29: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön

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See you!

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