This Week in Maine Shambhala: July 5, 2018

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Classes and weekend retreats for Summer 2018 can be found here.

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 Welcome@MaineShambhala.org. We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SHAMBHALA’S USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA:

When you register online for a Shambhala course, program, or other activity, you will now notice a “Consent to processing of your personal data.” This statement describes how Shambhala uses your data and informs you of your rights regarding that data. Please read through this carefully, especially the first time you encounter it and check all boxes appropriately.  Please note:  You MUST check the box that asks if you wish to receive the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center email newsletter each time you register, or you will be removed from the newsletter mailing list.  These consents are being requested of all participants in Shambhala programs worldwide to ensure conformance with European Union requirements. (Shambhala International’s servers are located in Europe). Thank you for your cooperation and patience with this process.

 FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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

Friday, July 6, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

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

Monday, July 9, 2018

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland NEW LOCATION
6:30 PM Social Meditation – Rockland

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

6:00 PM Sadhana of Mahamudra- Community Practice in Brunswick
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, July 13, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

9:00 AM Shambhala Coordinator Staff Training
12:30 PM Shambhala Educators Gathering ( by invitation)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

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

2018 SUMMER 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

Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

 July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Heart of Recovery, Monday Evenings 6:30-7: 30 PM in Portland

New location: at HopeGateway

 

COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

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

This gathering will begin in the fall again.

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

 

WEEKEND RETREATS 

Sit/Walk/Write: A Contemplative Retreat

with Shastri Ellen Rook

August 4th

Inspired by Natalie Goldman’s recent book The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language, join us for a morning meditation, movement and writing retreat.

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS 

Sadhana of Mahamudra- Community Practice in Brunswick

July 12th

Sadhana of Mahamudra. Chanting liturgy composed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on occasion of new moon.

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

July 27th

All community members are welcome to attend the Shambhala Sadhana full moon gatherings! Please join us for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the basic goodness of self, others, and society.

Sadhana of Mahamudra- Community Practice in Brunswick

August 11th

Sadhana of Mahamudra. Chanting liturgy composed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on occasion of new moon.

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

August 26th

All community members are welcome to attend the Shambhala Sadhana full moon gatherings! Please join us for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the basic goodness of self, others, and society.

SHAMBHALA TRAINING

July 14   9:00 AM-12:00 PM-

Coordinator and Staff  Training

July 14 12:30- 2:30 PM 

Shambhala Educators (Shambhala Guides and Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors)

 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:  

 Karme Choling:
 

Teaching from the Heart

July 24 – 28 with Acharya Noel McLellan
A program for school teachers to discover how we are with our students is as important as what we teach. In this retreat we explore meditation, teachings, and contemplations that help us to connect to the richness in our lives.
 
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