Dear Troy Shambhala,
The solstice came and went and now we’re tilting back toward the sun, gaining light each day. Come sit and brighten up. Sitting on Thursday evenings is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:
January 2: Group dinner in downtown Troy – After sitting we’ll plan for an annual group dinner in downtown Troy to celebrate the new year (optional of course). It has been wonderful to reignite this tradition.
January 9: 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!
January 16: 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.
January 23: TBA – Something fun 🙂
January 30: 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.