This Week in Maine Shambhala: October 11, 2018

 

 

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Classes and weekend retreats for Autumn 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.

 

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

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

12:30 PM-  Community Meeting- Discussion on potential relocation of the center

Monday, October 15, 2018

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland NEW LOCATION

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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

2018 AUTUMN 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

October 4, 11, 18, 25  November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick 

October 7, 14, 21, 28  November 4, 11, 18, 25

Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

October 7, 14, 21, 28  November 4, 11, 18, 25

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

Location: at HopeGateway

 

WEEKEND RETREATS 

SHAMBHALA LEVEL I: ART OF BEING HUMAN in Rockland

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

October 26th—October 28th

SHAMBHALA LEVEL V: OPEN SKY in Rockland

with Shastri Christine Heming

November 30th—December 2nd

Meek/Perky in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John & Shastri Ellen Rook

January 25th—January 27th (2019)

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS 

 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:  

St. Johnsbury, Vermont:

Rigden Weekend

November 2-4 with Acharya Suzann Duquette

Karme Choling:

Learn the Art of Japanese Archery: Kyudo First Shot

October 12 – 14 with Grace DiNapoli
Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is one of the oldest arts of the Japanese tradition of contemplative warriorship. The practice of kyudo begins with first shot and the cultivation of beginner’s heart.

Relax, Renew and Awaken

October 19 – 22 with Madge Rossinoff
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in the rolling green mountains of Northern Vermont and learn contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life.
 

The Mind of Communication: Discovering Peace in our Relationships

October 26 – November 1 with Greg Heffron
Move beyond the fear that polarizes communication in relationships, the workplace and society. Train in mindful communication to heal divisions and highlight truth.
 

Making Your Way Back Home – Shambhala Training Levels IV – V *

November 2 – 8 with Shastri Bill Brauer
The last 2 of 5 levels of the Heart of Warriorship, a seminal path of training rooted in the ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings of the Shambhala tradition & created for the challenges of our modern, everyday existence.

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV *

November 2 – 5 with Shastri Bill Brauer

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V *

November 5 – 8 with Shastri Bill Brauer
 

The Four Dignities – The Shambhala Sacred Path *

November 2 – 9 with Shastri Donna Williams
The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the four dignities (Meek, Perky, Outrageous, and Inscrutable).

Meek – The Shambhala Sacred Path *

November 2 – 4 with Shastri Donna Williams

Perky – The Shambhala Sacred Path *

November 4 – 6 with Shastri Donna Williams

Outrageous and Inscrutable – The Shambhala Sacred Path *

November 6 – 9 with Shastri Donna Williams
 

Weekthün: A Week of Meditation

November 15 – 23 with Shastri Bill Brauer
Open to everyone – beginners to advanced practitioners! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this deep meditation retreat.

Mudra Space Awareness

November 16 – 20 with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette
Unlock your inherent freedom and create a radical shift in your understanding of the mind/body relationship to space.

Transformative Dialogue: Supporting Communities to Connect Across Differences

November 30 – December 2 with Professor Erik Cleven and Judith Saul
Transformative Dialogue supports changes in the quality of conflict interaction, allowing people to deal with their differences in constructive and nonviolent ways. Sponsored by the Shambhala Trust.

Simplicity Winter Retreat

December 26, 2018 – January 1, 2019 with Shastri Donna Williams
Open to all and ideal for beginners on the path of meditation, Simplicity retreats are created to give everyone a flexible, simple way to enjoy the benefits of sitting meditation.

Aloka Children’s Winter Retreat

December 26, 2018 – January 1, 2019 -Bring your child to Karmê Chöling while you participate in one of our winter holiday programs. Children learn and grow through play, organized activities, arts, physical activity and interacting with peers. Open to ages 3-9.

Tween Winter Retreat

December 26, 2018 – January 1, 2019- Our Annual winter retreat invites families to come together in the spacious, natural environment of Karme Choling to explore meditation and community. Bring your tween to Karmê Chöling while you participate in one of our winter holiday programs. Age 10-13

Teen Winter Retreat

December 26, 2018 – January 1, 2019 – Bring your teen to Karmê Chöling while you participate in one of our winter holiday programs. The teachings on awareness and warriorship offer teens an opportunity to slow down, learn about oneself, and open one’s heart to others. For youth ages 14-18.
 

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.

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