After meditation, we join together for refreshments and a period for the study of the teachings associated with Shambhala and Buddhism including: videos, dharma talks, book studies, and general discussions of meditation practice.

Study is important for our development as we progress along the path. However, we must practice meditation in conjunction with study and approach the study of the Dharma as a contemplative practice. As Trungpa Rinpoche said, if we just study and don't practice meditation, we become an angry scholar. On the other hand, if we meditate and don't study, we become a stupid meditator. So, we must balance our approach by joining meditation with study.

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