SITTING TODAY, FEBRUARY 3 IS CANCELED!!!. Troy is experiencing a snow emergency, and the streets are a mess. Dig out and we’ll see you next week! Sitting each Tuesday in February (except Feb. 3) is from 6:30-7:30PM, as always. And do join us after sitting for the following extras:
February 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!
February 17: The Heart of Bravery audio teaching with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön – Two of the world’s most beloved spiritual teachers and leading figures in the Shambhala tradition of Buddhism discuss the core principles and practices of the tradition and how personal meditation practice can forge an enlightened society. We will listen to selections from this retreat and reserve time for discussion.
Saturday, February 21: Shambhala Day Celebration: Year of the Wood Sheep – Shambhala Day is when we observe the passing of another lunar year according to the Tibetan calendar. It is traditional to celebrate by gathering together and connecting to our richness and brilliance, reaffirming our intentions for the new year.
We will practice The Shambhala Sadhana, a profound practice given by the Sakyong that confidently proclaims the fundamental richness of all beings and society. We will then listen to the Sakyong’s Shambhala Day address to the sangha, followed by a potluck-lunch-annual-group-meeting combo. So please bring a dish to share.
Shambhala Meditation Group of Troy
10:00AM Ricketts Hall at Sage College
10:00AM Opening chants; Shambhala Sadhana practice
11:30 The Sakyong’s Shambhala Day address (recorded).
12:15 Wecome of new members and throwing of the I Ching for the new year.
12:30 Potluck Lunch and group meeting concluding by 2:00
*This schedule is subject change. We will learn the length of the Sakyong’s address on Thursday, and may make adjustments based on that.
As always, registering for programs is greatly appreciated. http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=221014
February 24: Group Book Reading – The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, by Chögyam Trungpa.
At the Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany in February:
Fear and Fearlessness: A Warrior’s Approach to Death
with Acharya Eric Spiegel
February 6 – 8