This Week in Shambhala: January 4, 2018

 

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Classes and weekend retreats for Winter 2018 can be found here. More to come.

Our website offers a lot of information regarding local offerings, information about meditation, Shambhala International, our structure, contacts and more.
However, if you would be more comfortable connecting with a person directly, please contact us at [email protected] We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

 FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

 

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

Thursday, January 4, 2018

7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick- CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Friday, January 5, 2018

7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Saturday, January 6, 20178

No Activities

Sunday, January 7, 2018

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in Rockland
2:00 PM Dharma Talk: Awakened Heart in Rockland

Monday, January 8, 2018

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

6:00 PM Stillness and Simplicity Meditation Series- in Rockland

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Thursday, January 11, 2018

7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, January 12, 2018

7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Saturday, January 13, 2018

No Activities

Sunday, January 14, 2018

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in Rockland

 

2018 WINTER SCHEDULE

(Please see the website for all details.  )

Click on any of the program titles to go to the page to register.

OPEN WEEKLY SITTING PRACTICE

Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

 January 10, 17, 24, 31

Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

January 11, 18, 25

Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

January 5, 12, 19, 26, 

Sunday Meditation. in Portland 

Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick *Sunday open sitting is canceled in Brunswick, on retreat weekends. Please check the calendar.

Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

January 7,14,21,28

 

COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

Ordinary Wisdom: A Meditation Group for the Young and Young at Heart- Portland

December 28th—May 31st (2018)

Ordinary Wisdom: A Meditation Group for the Young and Young at Heart When so many societal norms, expectations, and values have changed and come into question, how do young people understand their place and purpose? No age limit; topics aim 20s and 30s

DHARMA TALKS

Dharma Talk: A Path to Compassion and Freedom in Brunswick

January 3rd (2018)

What is Boddhichitta and how can it help our world? We are delighted to welcome our friend Geshe Gelek back to Brunswick. 

Dharma Talk: Awakened Heart in Rockland

January 7th (2018)

What is Boddhichitta and how can it help our world? We are delighted to welcome our friend Geshe Gelek back to Rockland. 

WEEKLY CLASS SERIES

Stillness and Simplicity Meditation Series- in Rockland

with Rachel Nixon & Julia Head

January 9th—January 30th (2018)

This January, join us for a kind-hearted journey into stillness and simplicity. Shamatha meditation offers an opportunity to pause and simply be with ourselves just as we are. 
 

True Perceptions: Exploring Dharma Art- in Portland

with Liz Korabek-Emerson & Karen Monahan

January 16th—February 13th (2018)

True Perception: Exploring Dharma Art “In dharma art, what we are trying to do is to tame our society, including ourselves.” –Chogyam Trungpa 

Lojong- in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

January 24th—February 28th (2018)

This class will use Chogyam Trungpa’s Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume II: The Bodhisattva Path section on the teachings on lojong, or mind training.

WEEKEND RETREATS

Shambhala Training Level I- in Rockland

with Shastri Nick Kranz

January 19th—January 21st (2018)

This weekend retreat – the Art of Being Human – is the first in a series of five trainings in the Way of Shambhala Series.

GREAT EASTERN SUN- in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

January 27th—January 28th (2018)

In Brunswick.This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists.

The Art of Being Human: Level I in Brunswick

February 23rd—February 25th (2018)

In Brunswick. This first weekend retreat of the Way of Shambhala series introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship.

WINTER RETREAT

Weekthun in Rockland

with Shastri Christopher St John & Eunice St John

December 26th—January 1st (2018)

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick

February 5th—February 14th (2018)

Mamo Chants: We will begin this year-end protector practice on Monday, February 5. These sessions are open to all practitioners.

Members Aspiration Day- in Brunswick

January 20th (2018)

Join us as we celebrate our community and hear the news from the Center of the Mandala
 

SHAMBHALA DAY 2018 ~ Celebrating the First Day of the Year of the Earth Dog

February 16th (2018)

Stay tuned for details on our annual celebration of the Tibetan New Year! Save the date! 
 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:  

Karme Choling:

Heart of Recovery Retreat– December 26, 2017 – January 1, 2018

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan
An exploration of how meditation and mindfulness intersect with recovery from addiction and other harmful habitual patterns. This is a week-long journey of warriorship, gentleness, and bravery.

Dathün: A Month of Meditation– January 6 – February 5, 2018

with Acharya Richard John
Open to beginners! Deepen your meditation practice in this intensive month-long retreat. This dathün fulfills the group practice requirements for the Shambhala Buddhist path.

Shambhala Training: Golden Key *- February 4 – 7, 2018

with Shastri Donna Williams
Drawing wisdom from the Shambhala root text The Letter of the Golden Key, learn the practice of enriching presence.
 

Warrior Assembly *- February 10 – 21, 2018

Warrior Assembly is the culmination of the Shambhala Training Sacred Path program.

Qigong Levels 1-3– April 25 – 29, 2018

with Acharya Suzann Duquette
A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity.
 
Skylake Center:
 

Contemplative Ecology: Renewing our Earth Connection- April 20 – 22, 2018

With Donna Williams

Join us in the forests of Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation Center. We’ll reconnect with our senses in this landscape of trees and rocks and experience the restorative effects 
 

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