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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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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

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Troy Shambhala in January, 2019!

Dear Troy Shambhala,

Happy New Year to you. Let’s read! We’ll be studying the superb book, Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior together (details below). Sitting meditation each Thursday in January is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

Jan 3: (optional) Group dinner in downtown Troy 
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Jan 10: 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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Jan 17: In Depth Book Study – Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa – Chapter 1. On third Thursdays in 2019, we will 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 the chapter during the week and we will discuss it after sitting. Texts are available for purchase.
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Jan 24: Movie Night – Something short and fun; any excuse for popcorn
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Jan 31: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön
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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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