Dear Troy Shambhala,
April showers bring Meditation in Everyday Life, a four week course starting April 20. Dig into the practice of sitting meditation with this in depth look. Newcomers very welcome! See details below. 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 4: Parinirvana Day: Celebrating Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche – This will replace our usual sitting. We invite you all to observe the 30th 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).
Please register: https://troy.shambhala.org/
April 11: 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.
April 18: Audio or Video teaching from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition
April 25: Group Book Reading – When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödrön
April 20: Meditation in Everyday Life – A four week course that teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how the practice enriches our daily lives.
Class 1 – 4/20: Resting in Peace, the Ground of Meditation
Class 2 – 4/27: Gathering the Mind and Feeling Our Emotions
Class 3 – 5/04: Overcoming the Obstacles to Meditation
Class 4 – 5/11: Meeting the World with an Open Heart
Each class will run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Great for newcomers; tell anyone who will listen.
Please register here: https://troy.shambhala.org/
This program will be canceled without a minimum of registrations.