Dear Troy Shambhala,
Summer is dwindling down quietly this year—restless activity settling back to the ground. Come settle. Sitting each Thursday in September is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:
Sept 5: Group dinner in downtown Troy – After sitting we’ll plan for a group dinner in downtown Troy (optional of course). It has been wonderful to reignite this tradition.
Sept 12: Lovingkindness Practice: We’ll devote half of the session to a guided contemplation on compassion. This powerful practice, developed by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, was given to us during a recent visit. The practice is optional and instruction will be provided. And then, Snacks! – Food, Conversation, and Meditation is the order for the day. We can do all of that in one shot! Feel free to bring something to share!
Sept 19: Book Study – Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa – Chapter 10. This Thursday, we will study SSPW as a group. Perhaps this text has been staring at you from the shelf for a while; now is a great opportunity to crack it open. We’ll discuss Chapter 10 together. Try to read the chapter ahead of time.
Sept 26: The last Thursday of each month is reserved to hear from Pema Chödrön. We’ll read a chapter from one of her phenomenal texts or listen to a short teaching.