First Meeting October 25th 11:20 – 12:30pm
At the inaugural meeting of the Balance Book Club, we will talk about Chogyam Trungpa’s Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. This book has changed my life every single time I’ve read it. It changed my life the first time in 2002 by introducing me to meditation and Buddhism in a practical, useable way. It changed my life two years ago when I got dumped and I needed to figure out how to feel human. It changed my life this year when I was in a bit of a spiritual funk.
In other words, this is the book I turn to when the sh*t hits the fan, and I’m really excited to share it with you.
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior was written by Chogyam Trungpa, the founder of the Shambhala lineage of Buddhism. It is not explicitly a Buddhist text, although its philosophical foundation is in Buddhism. The book lays out a non-sectarian path for cultivating self-knowledge. The general premise is that being a (sacred) warrior means discovering basic goodness in human life and moving through the world with gentleness, compassion, and self-discipline.
This will be a led discussion, meaning that I will moderate but not lecture. Bring your copy of the book. Definitely BYO ideas and insights. Bring vegan snacks if you feel generous. We have a kitchen with coffee and tea which comes from Eswaran, a great tea company.
I will use this text as the inspiration for my asana class on October 25th (10am Community Vinyasa), but you need not attend asana class to come to book club (and vice versa).
What: Balance Book Club with Tracey
When: October 25th 11:20am-12:30pm
How Much: FREE
Tracey Duncan is equal parts teacher and student. She studied yoga at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville (Integral Yoga) and Swan River Yoga. Tracey believes that each class should be a journey, complete with a hero (you) and a life lesson. She strives to offer her students a class that balances effort and release, exertion and relief. She has been a massage therapist for almost twenty years and loves bringing her knowledge of anatomy to her students by way of hands-on adjustments. She believes in interpreting the dharma in a jargon-free way and is always down to talk philosophy. Tracey is also a writer and community builder, and you can learn more about her at www.moreyogalessbullshit.com.