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Troy Shambhala in April

Dear Troy Shambhala,

Spring is eager to emerge from the long winter, and its haphazard beginnings are becoming visible. Let’s see what comes up. Sitting each Thursday in April is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

April 4: Parinirvana Day: Celebrating Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche – This will replace our usual sitting. We invite you all to observe the 32nd anniversary of the parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche by practicing the Sadhana of Mahamudra. The sadhana is one of the first practices that the Vidyadhara encouraged his students to do when he taught in the West. Afterward we plan to have a group dinner in downtown Troy (optional).
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April 11: 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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April 18: Book Study – Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa – Chapters FOUR & FIVE. On third Thursdays in 2019, we study SSPW as a group. Perhaps this text has been sitting on your shelf for a while; now is a great opportunity to crack it open. Read chapters 4 and 5 ahead of time and we will discuss it after sitting. Texts are available for purchase.
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April 25: 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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See you!

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Troy Shambhala in March

Dear Troy Shambhala,

The sunlight is increasing day by day. Who knows what it will uncover! Let’s find out. Sitting each Thursday 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: Snack Salon – Feel free to bring something to share! Food, Conversation, and Meditation is the order for the day. We can do all of that in one shot!
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March 21: Book StudyShambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa – Chapters TWO & THREE. On third Thursdays in 2019, we study SSPW as a group. Perhaps this text has been sitting on your shelf for a while; now is a great opportunity to crack it open. Read chapters Two and Three ahead of time and we will discuss it after sitting. Texts are available for purchase.
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March 28: Pema Time – The fourth Thursday of each month is reserved to hear from Pema Chödrön. This week, we’ll read together from her book The Wisdom of No Escape
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See you!

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Troy Shambhala in February

Dear Troy Shambhala,

The Year of the Earth Boar is upon us. Let’s celebrate together with some good practice and good food. Sitting meditation each Thursday in February is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

Feb 7: Community Dinner in Troy – We’ll end sitting a bit early and head out to dinner in the neighborhood. Suggested: Sunhee’s Korean, with vegetarian & vegan options
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February 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! We’ll also have a community update.
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February 21: Book Study – Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa – Chapters TWO & THREE. On third Thursdays in 2019, we study SSPW as a group. Perhaps this text has been sitting on your shelf for a while; now is a great opportunity to crack it open. Read chapters Two and Three ahead of time and we will discuss it after sitting. Texts are available for purchase.
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February 28: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön
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Also, Happening in Albany:
Shambhala Day Celebration: Year of the Earth Pig
https://albany.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=382562

See you!

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Troy Shambhala in December

Dear Troy Shambhala,

December is a busy time of tending to our network of social connections, making sure it’s cared for—making that invisible network of society visible in form and action. Come sit and express society in its most simple form. Sitting is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

December 6: Group dinner in downtown Troy
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December 13: Snack Night Safari – 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! And our friend Ken will share photos of a recent trip he and Renee took to Tanzania.
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December 20: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition
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December 27: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön
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See you!
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Troy Shambhala in November

Dear Troy Shambhala,
 
Days are darker and uncertainty is pervasive. November is a ripe time to appreciate the simple joy of gathering together. Let’s sit and feel our integrity and strength. Sitting is from 6:30-7:30 PM, every Thursday night, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:
 
November 1: Group dinner in downtown Troy
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November 8: 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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November 15: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition
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November 22: Happy Thanksgiving Everybody! No sitting tonight
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November 29: Sept 25: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön
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See you!