Troy Shambhala in July

Dear Troy Shambhala,

Seasons change. Schedules change. We’re not meeting this Thursday, July 4, and our book study will happen on the 11th. Otherwise, sitting each Thursday in July is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

July 4: No Sitting Tonight! Happy Independence Day!

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July 11: Book Study – Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa – Chapters 7 & 8. 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 Chapters 7 & 8 together. Try to read the chapters ahead of time.

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July 18: Lovingkindness Practice: We’ll devote half of the session to a guided contemplation of 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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July 25: 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 play a short teaching.

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See you!

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Troy Shambhala in June

Dear Troy Shambhala,

The big push of spring is slowing down as we roll into the new pace of summer, and we can look around and see the result of all that action. We can do the same thing on the cushion. Sitting each Thursday in June is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

June 6: After sitting we’ll plan for a group dinner in downtown Troy (optional of course).

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June 13: Lovingkindness Practice: We’ll devote half of the session to a guided contemplation of 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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June 20: Book Study – Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa – Review and Chapter 6. On third Thursdays in 2019, we 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 review chapters 1 -5 and discuss Chapter 6. Try to read the chapters ahead of time. Texts are available for purchase.

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June 27: 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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Also:
Running (or Walking) with the Mind of Meditation
Monday, June 24, at 6:30PM:
For details and registration: https://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=404211

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

Suggested donation: $5.00

See you!

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Troy Shambhala in May

Dear Troy Shambhala,

Spring is getting a slow start this year, but some things won’t wait—like tulips, and discursive thoughts. Let’s sit! Sitting each Thursday in May is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

May 2: After sitting we’ll plan for a group dinner in downtown Troy (optional of course). 
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May 9: 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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May 16: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown will join us for a short practice session, and then we’ll gather for some conversation and refreshments.
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May 23: Movie Night – details to be announced!
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May 30: 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 listen a recorded teaching. 
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Also: 
Running (or Walking) with the Mind of Meditation
Monday, May 20, at 6:30PM:
For details and registration: http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=402432

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 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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