Troy Shambhala in February

Dear Troy Shambhala,

The Year of the Fire Monkey is winding down, fading, and covered in frost. This is considered a tricky time of year, when we are subject to turmoil and discouragement. Let’s perk up and meet the Year of the Fire Bird with confidence! Sitting each Tuesday in February is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

Feb 7: Group dinner in downtown Troy
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Feb 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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Feb 21: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition
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Feb 28: Shambhala Day Celebration: 6:30PM – Year of the Fire Bird – 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. This is also the time when members of the Shambhala community are encouraged to make a financial donation to Shambhala in order to help support the activities of our worldwide mandala.

We will practice The Shambhala Sadhana, a profound practice given by the Sakyong that confidently proclaims the fundamental richness of all beings and society. Then we will then listen to the Sakyong’s Shambhala Day address to the sangha, followed by a good dose of snacks. Feel free to bring something to share.
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Also, look for this program coming up in Albany:
The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I
February 10th—February 12th – A great way to jump in.
http://albany.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=273194

See you!

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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.
Please please register so we know to expect you: http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=298263
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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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See you!

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