Dear Troy Shambhala,
December is starting as a wintery mess, but that doesn’t mean it’s inherently bad. Brave the elements and come sit. Sitting is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:
December 5: Timekeeper Introduction: Hear about the forms and functions of our meditation space and practice the basics of timekeeping for our public sitting sessions. approx 50 min.
December 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!
December 19: Book Study – Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa – Chapter 12. 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 12 together. Try to read the chapter ahead of time, but don’t freak if you’re not all caught up.
December 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.