Troy Shambhala in April

Dear Troy Shambhala,

April sneaked in there without much fanfare. The seasons are progressing, even if the outward signs are subtle. Let’s observe further. Regular sitting each Tuesday in April is from 6:30-7:30 PM as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

April 5Parinirvana Day: Celebrating Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche – This will replace our usual sitting. We invite you all to observe the 31st 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 began teaching in the West. Afterward the sadhana, we plan to have a group dinner in downtown Troy (optional). 
Please register: http://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=360392
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April 12: 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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April 19Being Tara – We will continue our video presentation of dharma art by Jack Niland in NYC in 2007. This slideshow describes the early art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
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April 26: 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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Troy Shambhala in March

Dear Troy Shambhala,

A new year, and we in the north are tilting toward the sun. The smallest beings are waking up, and the birds are finding this place hospitable again. And where are all these insects coming from? Let’s wake up! 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 1: Group dinner in downtown Troy
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March 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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March 15: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition
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March 22: Movie Night – Something short and fun; some context for popcorn

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March 29: 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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Also, look for this program coming up in Albany:
The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I
with Shastri Ellen Rook & Jeff Wigman
Fri March 2-4 – A great way to jump in.
http://albany.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=337135

See you!

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Troy Shambhala in Feburary

Dear Troy Shambhala,

The lunar year is winding down, and at this time it is common to feel like something’s gotta break. Get on with it already—get moving. So let’s sit. 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 1: 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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February 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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February 15: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition
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February 22Shambhala Day Celebration: Year of the Earth Dog – Shambhala Day is when we observe the passing of another lunar year according to the Tibetan calendar. It is traditional to celebrate by gathering together and connecting to our richness and brilliance, reaffirming our intentions for the new year.

We will practice The Shambhala Sadhana, a profound practice given by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche that confidently proclaims the fundamental richness of all beings and society. We will then listen to the Sakyong’s Shambhala Day address to the sangha, followed by a POTLUCK. So bring a dish to share!

As always, registering for programs is greatly appreciatedhttp://troy.shambhala.org/calendar-details/?id=354838
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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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Troy Shambhala in December

Dear Troy Shambhala,

Everything’s getting dark! But the shield of mindfulness will protect the flame of insight so awareness can shine!. Plus, there will be snacks. Sitting each Thursday in December is from 6:30-7:30 PM, as usual. And do join us for the following extras after sitting:

Dec 7: Group dinner in downtown Troy
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Dec 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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Dec 21NO SITTING tonight. Enjoy your holiday
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Dec 28: 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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Also, here’s a Wonderful opportunity in Albany
True Perception Holiday City Meditation Retreat (Weekthun)
with Shastri Ellen Rook
https://albany.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=322399

See you!

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