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Troy Shambhala in December

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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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See you!
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Troy Shambhala in November

Dear Troy Shambhala,

Last spring The Shambhala Meditation Group of Troy welcomed Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown to our space where she introduced a profound lovingkindness practice. We have been working with this practice regularly as a group ever since. This inspiring senior teacher is returning to Troy on November 7 to teach again on that practice. All are welcome. Details below (be sure to register). Sitting is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

November 7: Compassion Without Limit – Troy welcomes Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown who will offer the practice of lovingkindness. This evening session introduces a contemporary adaptation of traditional Buddhist lovingkindness practice that softens our relationship with others, ourselves, and our fractured world. Space is limited, so please register!:
https://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=414775
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November 14: 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!
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November 21: Book Study – Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa – Chapter 12. This Thursday, we will study SSPWas 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.
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November 28: Happy Thanksgiving Everybody! No sitting tonight
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See you!
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Troy Shambhala in October

Dear Troy Shambhala,

The hues of summer are draining back into the earth, and the wind takes more warmth than it gives. October is getting down to brass tacks. Sitting each Thursday in October is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

Oct 3: 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.
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Oct 10:  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!
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Oct 17: Book StudyShambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa – Chapter 11. 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 11 together. Try to read the chapter ahead of time.
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Oct 24:  Pema Time – 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.
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Oct 31: No sitting on Halloween – We’ll see you on Nov 7!

Also:
Running (or Walking) with the Mind of Meditation
Monday, Oct 21, at 6:30PM:
For details and registration: https://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=414264

Please register! This event will be canceled without a minimum of registrations. Thank you.

Suggested donation: $5.00
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See you!

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Troy Shambhala in September

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.
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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!
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Sept 19: Book StudyShambhala: 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.
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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.

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See you!

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Troy Shambhala in August

Dear Troy Shambhala,

Summer pulses on—bright sun, long days, soaking heat—a time of processing and activity. It works on the cushion too. Sitting each Thursday in August is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

Aug 1: 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.

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Aug 8: 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, Snack Salon! – 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!

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Aug 15: Book Study – Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa – Chapters 9 & 10. This Thursday, we will study SSPWas 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 Chapters 9 & 10 together. Try to read the chapters ahead of time.

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Aug 22: Mindful Movie Night (with mindful popcorn) – We’ll watch the second half of Bill Viola, a beautiful documentary of the renowned video artist. Even if you didn’t catch the first half, there’s still plenty to see. Plus, popcorn.

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Aug 29: 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.

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See you!

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