Troy Shambhala in March

Dear Troy Shambhala,

The Year of the Fire Bird is off to a tumultuous start. Disorder seems to be in the elements themselves. But clarity and strength remain ever-present, inviting us to take a seat. Sitting each Tuesday in March is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

March 7: Group dinner in downtown Troy
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March 14*Sitting cancelled due to severe winter weather. Stay safe.
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March 21: Replay of the Sakyong’s Shambhala Day address – We’ll end sitting a bit early to hear the Sakyong’s remarks on the new year. 
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March 28: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön
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Also, look for this program coming up in Albany:
How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society (Weekend)
with Shastri Ellen Rook
Fri March 31st through April 2 – A great way to jump in.
http://albany.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=291077

See you!

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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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