Category Archives: Practice Schedule and Location

Special Announcement Regarding Online Sitting

Dear Troy Shambhala,

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the coronavirus, we are suspending in-person sitting at our physical location at Sage Colleges (no sitting on Mar. 12.) As precious as it is to meet and practice together in our little space, there is too much unknown about the spread of the virus to continue blindly. Until we have a clearer picture of the ongoing risk, we feel that it is best to suspend and seek other ways to meet.

We are planning to set up online meeting using the Zoom meeting platform. This is a surprisingly good way to practice together, and we regularly use it in the Shambhala community. Our first online session will happen on Thursday, March 19 (every Thursday evening 6:30-7:30 pm until further notice.) If you would like to join us, you can simply register through the featured program links on the side bar (or scroll down).

We would like to hear your thoughts on this, and anything else. Meeting online could open opportunities to deepen our practice with multiple sessions a week, separate study groups, book groups, or special practice sessions. We hope that when we return to normalcy, we’ll have gained a valuable resource.

Looking forward to connecting with you. Any questions please email: [email protected]

Troy Shambhala in January, 2018

Dear Troy Shambhala,

Happy New Year to you. This is a wonderful time of year to relate with our minds, take stock, and clarify our intentions. Besides, it’s so cold, what else is there to do? 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 4: 6:30 – 8:00 – This Thursday will be an Open House and Introduction (or reintroduction) to meditation. Please consider joining us even if you already have a regular practice. And tell a friend! For details and registration: http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=349447
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Jan 11: 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 18: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition
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Jan 25: Group Book Reading – The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life By Sakyong Mipham
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See you!

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http://www.meetup.com/Troy-Shambhala-Meditation-Meetup/

Troy Shambhala in September

RickettsDear Troy Shambhala,

We are back to the original Ricketts Hall, Sage College location!

Sitting each Tuesday in September is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

September 1: Group dinner in downtown Troy
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September 8: Snack Salon – Food, Conversation, and Meditation is the Sakyong’s prescription. We can do all of that in one shot! Feel free to bring something to share!
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September 15: Audio teaching by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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September 29: Group Book Reading – The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, by Chögyam Trungpa.
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Also:
September 28, at 6:30PM:
Running (or Walking) with the Mind of Meditation
Our third meeting! (Cancelled. Will announce rescheduled date.)
http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=237226
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Happy sitting!

See you!

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Troy Shambhala Summer Location

Dear All:

Due to summer construction, the Shambhala Meditation Group of Troy will be meeting at The Spirituality Center of Sage Colleges. It is a 2 minute walk from our regular location at Ricketts Hall (click for map).Troy_summer_location1st Street between Congress and Division St, Troy New York 12180

The Spirituality Center can be located by going through the Roy Court Tunnel, opposite the Bush Memorial Hall on 1st Street, Troy, NY 12180. It is to the left of German House. There will be a sign in the door during sitting sessions. Walk through the passageway and head to the left when you get to the courtyard.

Call if you have trouble finding us:
Tel: (518) 308-8278

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Troy Shambhala in April

Dear Troy Shambhala,

Ah, finally the thaw. Now we can rake the leaves we neglected last November. But let’s not let that keep us from our practice. Sitting each Tuesday in April is from 6:30-7:30pm, as usual. And do join us after sitting for the following extras:

April 7: Optional group dinner in downtown Troy
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April 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!
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April 21: The Heart of Bravery audio teaching with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön (second installment)– Two of the world’s most beloved spiritual teachers and leading figures in the Shambhala tradition of Buddhism discuss the core principles and practices of the tradition and how personal meditation practice can forge an enlightened society. We will listen to selections from this retreat and reserve time for discussion.

Registration: http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=223858
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April 28: Group Book Reading – The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, by Chögyam Trungpa.

See you!

Facebook Shambhala Troy Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/377404408996671/