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Ok, so I decided to go and try out one of the meditation groups in my area. And one of them was a Shambhala meditation. Umm...what I'm wondering is if anyone has EVER been to one of these kinds of meditations. The people who were there were VERY friendly. lol I'm kinda laughing because I don't want to come off rude or anything, but after the meditation, there was a chant that we had to do (I really didn't chant because I wasn't really used to it), but it was about this warrior god. The chant was supposed to be about him helping everyone out in the ways of enlightenment or in the ways of curing the ignorance, and how the Shambhala chanters were something like warriors.
I have to say, in my mind it was VERY strange. My last meditation group I was at in California, we would just take the three refuges, and then meditate. And afterwards, he would talk a little bit and answer any questions that someone might have.
I REALLY like the people there, they're really friendly and all, but that chanting really kinda pushes me away from going back. So does anyone know if this is what people who practice or follow Shambhala do? Anyone else been to these and the chanting seem somewhat strange?
Also, I'm probably going to go to a different area, because it seems like the meditation also is on Wed which is my day off. But I'm not sure