Troy Shambhala in September

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 1.35.14 PMDear Troy Shambhala,

Motors buzz, cutting the last of Summer’s growth, the sun is a little more rushed in the sky, and the walnut trees are already dropping leaves. Autumn is near… crickets. Time for Harvest of Peace (9/25)!

September 25: Harvest of Peace Potluck Celebration at Peebles Island State Park
Harvest of Peace is a yearly celebration recognizing the changing of the seasons and the richness of our changing lives. It is a chance to come together as a local community to enjoy each other’s company and appreciate the wealth of our practice and the teachings of our tradition. We will also hear from the head of Shambhala, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, in a recorded address to the global community.
For details and registration: http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=275404

Please register!

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Sitting each Tuesday in September is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

Sept 6: Group dinner in downtown Troy (Mmmaybe pizza, again?)

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Sept 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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Sept 20: What’s with the Chanting?: The Shambhala Dedication of Merit
Wherever you find the Shambhala teachings, they are sure to be followed by this short chant. Buddhist teacher, Jeff Wigman, will discuss the practice of chanting and the significance of this potent piece of poetry.
For details and registration: http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=276551

Please register!
Suggested donation: $5.00

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Sept 27: Shambhala Sadhana Practice
This will be done in place of regular sitting practice. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. The Shambhala Sadhana is a simple, powerful, direct engagement of our inherent richness and strength. All are welcome to participate, and instruction will be provided. (Please arrive on time.)

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Also:
Running (or Walking) with the Mind of Meditation
Monday, September 26, at 6:30PM:
For details and registration: http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=276538

Please register! This event will be canceled if we have no registrations.

Suggested donation: $5.00

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Troy Shambhala in August

Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 3.53.45 PMDear Troy Shambhala,

We have recently expanded our lending library a bit, so join us to sit, and then bring home some dharma. Sitting each Tuesday in August is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting (register online is welcome):

Aug 2: Group dinner in downtown Troy (Mmmaybe pizza?)

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Aug 9: 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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Aug 16: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition

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Aug 23: Movie Night – Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

(Sitting will end early to accommodate the film’s run time.)

This is the first documentary film to explore the life and “crazy wisdom” of Chögyam Trungpa, who brought Tibetan Buddhism to the West.
http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=274087

Suggested donation: $5.00

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Aug 30: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön

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Also:

Running (or Walking) with the Mind of Meditation

Monday, August 22, at 6:30PM:

For details and registration: http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=274086

Suggested donation: $5.00

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Troy Shambhala in July

moonDear Troy Shambhala,

A cool white moon rose over the trees this muggy evening, modeling ease and strength and effortless exertion. And all it did was sit! Come sit! We are meeting as usual in July (apologies for the tardy messaging).

July 19: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition
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July 26: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön
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Also:
Running (or Walking) with the Mind of Meditation
Monday, July 25:, at 6:30PM
Please register! This event will be canceled if we have no registrations.
For details and registration: http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=271752
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Troy Shambhala in June

Screen Shot 2016-06-05 at 11.28.54 PMDear Troy Shambhala,

We have recently expanded our lending library a bit, so join us to sit and bring home some dharma. Sitting each Tuesday in June is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

June 7: Group dinner in downtown Troy (For real, we’re going)

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June 14: 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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June 21: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition

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June 28: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön

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Also:
Running (or Walking) with the Mind of Meditation
Monday, June 20:, at 6:30PM:
For details and registration: http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=268809

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And please consider these programs at the Albany center:

Shambhala Training Level 1: http://albany.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=267311

Midsummer’s Day Celebration: http://albany.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=267759

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Troy Shambhala in May

IMG_0088Dear Troy Shambhala,

We have recently expanded our lending library a bit, so join us to sit and bring home some dharma. Sitting each Tuesday in May is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

May 3: Group dinner in downtown Troy (We’re really going this time!)

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May 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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May 17: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition

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May 24: Timekeeper Training – Learn about the images and forms of the Shambhala meditation hall and support your fellow meditators with your good awareness. Timekeeping is a wonderful way to engage with your practice and put yourself on the spot.

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May 31: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön

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Also:
May 16, at 6:30PM:
Running (or Walking) with the Mind of Meditation
Back in action!
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Troy Shambhala in Winter

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 11.20.54 PMDear Troy Shambhala,

The year of the Wood Sheep is winding down, so if you’ve been noticing a heavy karmic load lately, you are not alone. Come take a load off. Sitting each Tuesday in February is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

February 2: Group dinner in downtown Troy

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February 9: Shambhala Day Celebration – Year of the Fire Monkey – Shambhala Day is when we observe the passing of another lunar year. It is traditional to celebrate by gathering together and connecting with our richness and brilliance, reaffirming our intentions for the new year.

Beginning at 6:30PM (please be prompt), we will practice The Shambhala Sadhana, a profound and simple practice given by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche that confidently proclaims the fundamental richness of all beings and society. Followed by the Sakyong’s Shambhala Day address to the sangha and a snacky tea party-annual-group-meeting combo. Bring some food or drink to share if you’re inspired!

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February 16: A video or audio teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition (TBD).

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February 23: Group Book Reading – The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, by Chögyam Trungpa.

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Troy Shambhala in January

Dear Troy Shambhala,

IMG_2980Happy New Year! We all know that New Year’s resolutions don’t work for more than a month. But if we can commit to public sitting for a month, that’s great! Sitting each Tuesday in January is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

January 5: Group dinner in downtown Troy (We’re really going this time!)

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January 12: 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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January 19: Video or audio teachings within the Shambhala Lineage – two short video teachings from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: “Learning to Meditate”, and “The Relationship between Mind and Body.” Please come and join us!

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January 26: Group Book Reading – The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, by Chögyam Trungpa.

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See you!

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Troy Shambhala in December

IMG_2712Dear Troy Shambhala,

There will be no sitting on December 22. We’ll have sitting the other Tuesdays in December is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

December 1: (Optional) Group dinner in downtown Troy

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December 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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December 15: Audio (or video) teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.
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December 22: Sitting canceled. Enjoy the solstice.

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December 29: Group Book Reading – The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, by Chögyam Trungpa.

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Troy Shambhala in November

IMG_2356Dear Troy Shambhala,

If you haven’t visited us since we moved back to Ricketts Hall, drop in. We rotated our shrine clockwise 270º. We all like it; hope you like it too! Sitting each Tuesday in November is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

November 3: Group dinner in downtown Troy

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November 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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November 17: Audio teaching — Pema Chödrön – Unconditional Confidence – Instructions for Meeting any Experience with Trust and Courage. We will continue with another installment of this excellent teaching. Please join us, even if you missed part 1.

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November 24: Group Book Reading – The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, by Chögyam Trungpa.

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Also:

November 9 (Monday), at 6:30 PM:

Running (or Walking) with the Mind of Meditation

Please register if you plan to attend so we know to expect you. And check the weather; it might be cold!

http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=244279

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Troy Shambhala in October

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.34.52 PMDear Troy Shambhala,

The heating system in Ricketts Hall was rebuilt over the summer— and just in time. Come in from the cold and sit. Sitting each Tuesday in October is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

October 6: Group dinner in downtown Troy
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October 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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October 20: Audio or video teaching from the Shambhala Tradition
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October 27: Group Book Reading – The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, by Chögyam Trungpa.
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Also:
October 12, at 6:30PM:
Running (or Walking) with the Mind of Meditation
http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=237226
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Email: Shambhala Meditation Group of Troy