April 21, 2022 Maine Shambhala Sangha Newsletter

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. With the power of virtual options such as Zoom, we are able to keep us connected for practice, study, and gathering.

If 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.

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

Please join us online.

 

Lojong Slogans — A Deeper Dive

Please join us as we gather weekly to read, contemplate, meditate, and discuss one lojong slogan per week, using a guide authored by Judy Lief, Working with the Slogans of Atisha: A Practical Guide to Leading a Compassionate Life. Lojong is a Tibetan word which literally means “mind” (lo) “training” (jong). It is sometimes translated as “heart cultivation.”  The lojong slogans were brought from India to Tibet by renowned teacher Atisha in the 11th century; they became more widely known in the 12th century when the 59 slogans were summarized into Seven Points of Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa.

We will meet seven Tuesdays, May 3rd to June 14th, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm by zoom only.

 

Nyinthun – Day of Sitting Meditation for the Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

 

Join us for a day of practicing with community at the Northern Lights Zen Center, 202 Meadow Road, Topsham and on ZOOM

DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2022

TIME: 9 AM-12 PM & 1 PM-4:30 PM

ZOOM LINK: Pre-registration is required for online zoom participation

FMI on the Morning Session

FMI on the Afternoon Session

 

Compassion for Ukraine – Daily Tonglen Gathering

Hosted by Shambhala Online

Date: Begins Friday, March 4th, 30 minute session + Discussion.  Daily at 11:00 AM EST

Zoom link: Zoom Link for ALL Sessions

This week:

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Thursday Night “OPEN MEDITATION”- Online Zoom

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sunday Morning Meditation – Online Zoom

Brunswick Portland Community Classes and Gatherings:

Nyinthun – Day of Sitting Meditation- Brunswick Portland Center

Saturday April 23, 9 AM – 4:30 PM, Join us for a day of practicing with community at the Northern Lights Zen Center, 202 Meadow Road, Topsham and on ZOOM

FMI on the Morning Session

FMI on the Afternoon Session

Lojong Slogans — A Deeper Dive

Please join us as we gather weekly to read, contemplate, meditate, and discuss one lojong slogan per week, using a guide authored by Judy Lief, Working with the Slogans of Atisha: A Practical Guide to Leading a Compassionate Life.

We will meet seven Tuesdays, May 3rd to June 14th, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm by zoom only. 

Open Brunswick Portland Community weekly sitting practice:

Thursday night ‘OPEN MEDITATION’- Online: Zoom- 

6:30- 7:30 PM          April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26

Sunday Open Meditation – Online: Zoom- 

9:00 – 10:30 AM    April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

Karme Choling Programs:

Hybrid: Four-Dharmas Weekthun

April 15 – 22 with Acharya Richard John

Online: How To Lead Strategically — Discovering & Deepening with Zhuge Liang

May 7 – July 9 with Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur

Online Introduction to Mudra Space Awareness

May 15 with Tai Pimputkar

Tent Volunteer Weekend

May 19-22 Basic accommodations and meals are FREE for the weekend.

Shambhala Online

Compassion for Ukraine – Daily Tonglen Gathering

Date: Begins Friday, March 4th, 30 minute session + Discussion.  Daily at 11:00 AM EST    Zoom Link for ALL Sessions

Shambhala Musicians for Ukraine Online Benefit Concert

Date: Saturday, April 16th at 11:45 AM

Shambhala Garden Share

Now collecting creative contributions for the first episode on May 31st.

Shambhala Online Weekly Sunday Offerings:

Shambhala Sunday Gathering – Protection: Accountability and Compassion

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022, 3pm EST with: Amanda Hester

Shambhala Sunday Gathering – Touching the Earth Celebrates Earth Day

Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022 3-4 PM EST with: The Touching the Earth Collective

Sakyong Lineage Courses click here for complete Listings – Including:

 

        Six  Talks on the Protector Principle and Protectors

        World of Gesar

        The Path to Auspiciousness – A course on the Verses of the Eight  Auspicious Noble Ones

         Meeting Shambhala – An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

         Shambhala Lineage Supplication: A Short Course