April 2, 2020: Maine Sangha News

Dear Maine Sangha,

As we partner with the world-wide community in working to slow down the spread of COVID-19, the Maine Shambhala Center in Brunswick, Maine is closed for now. We are monitoring communications from the CDC and the State of Maine and will be making periodic updates as the situation evolves.

As the COVID-19 virus situation continues to develop, we would like to share what we are doing locally to help protect, support and care for our community. While the physical center is closed, our community continues to be at the core of all that we do. In order to care for each other, we are offering a variety of ways to stay connected.

To provide support for the Shambhala and larger community, we have been actively working to transition events online, and to create new programming approaches for this time. With the power of virtual options such as Zoom, we are able to keep us connected for practice, study, and gathering. IIf you are looking for ways to connect with the community, please check the website, as well as your emails, for updates on events. Let us use this time to come together and to keep our connections strong and meaningful.

Please join us online!

This week’s programs now online.  More will be added in the coming days.

LEARN TO MEDITATE: Group Meditation Instruction- ONLINE

Thursday, April 2nd- An ideal way to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice of meditation into your life. First Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM – Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/4969968792

Community Open Sitting Thursdays- 6:30-7:30 PM- Topic: Thursday Evening- Community Sitting Meditation
Time: Mar 26, 2020, 06:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/4969968792

Community Open Sitting Sundays, 9:00- 10:00 AM Topic: Sunday Community Sitting Meditation
Time: Mar 29, 2020, 08:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/4969968792

Heart of Recovery Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM  The program will take place online. Please email: [email protected] and the link to the video conferencing call will be emailed to you.

 

TWO NEW CLASSES ARE STARTING SOON. PLEASE SEE BELOW

**If you are new to zoom, please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the session so that we may address any issues you may have with connecting to the program.

If you would be more comfortable connecting with a person directly rather than visiting our website for information, please contact us at Wel[email protected] We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

UPCOMING OFFERINGS:

REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL SO WE CAN PLAN APPROPRIATELY:

 

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ONLINE

 

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ONLINE

 

THIS WEEK :

Thursday, April 2, 2020

5:30 PM LEARN TO MEDITATE: Group Meditation Instruction- ONLINE
6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice in Brunswick- moved to Online

Sunday, April 5, 2020

9:00 AM Sunday Community Meditation Practice. in Brunswick- moved to online

Monday, April 6, 2020

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery in Brunswick- moved to online

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

6:30 PM The Skillful Dragon: Lojong Slogans and Compassionate Action- i- ONLINE

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

6:30 PM Governing Council Meeting on Zoom

Thursday, April 9, 2020

6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice in Brunswick- moved to Online

Sunday, April 12, 2020

9:00 AM Sunday Community Meditation Practice. in Brunswick- moved to online

 

WEEKLY CLASSES:

The Skillful Dragon: Lojong Slogans and Compassionate Action- Online

with Judi Soule & Sarah Chandler

April 7th—May 12th

Teachings of the Buddha- Online

with Shastri Christopher St. John & Eunice St. John

April 15th—May 13th

 

COMMUNITY GATHERINGS:

Governing Council Meeting on Zoom

April 8th

 

OPEN COMMUNITY WEEKLY SITTING PRACTICE:

Thursday night ‘OPEN MEDITATION’ moved online: Zoom- video conferencing 

 March 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Sunday Open Meditation. moved online: Zoom- video conferencing  

March 29  April 5, 12, 19, 26

 

WEEKLY MEETINGS:

Heart of Recovery, Monday evenings 6:30-7:30 PM moved online: Zoom Video Conferencing

 

KARME CHOLING OFFERINGS:

LIVESTREAM: Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Weekend

April 3 – 5 with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette
UPDATE: This community practice weekend will be offered online as a live-streaming event. Details now available…
 

LIVESTREAM: Parinirvana Day Feast

April 4 with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette
UPDATE: The Parinirvana Feast will be offered online as a live-streaming event. Details now available…

 

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