April 29, 2021: Maine Shambhala Sangha News

 

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. 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!

 

PROGRAMS AND CLASSES CURRENTLY OFFERED ONLINE.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ATTENDING PROGRAM

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ATTENDING PROGRAM

Community Open Sitting Thursdays- 6:30-7:30 PM- Topic: Thursday Evening- Community Sitting Meditation
Time:  06:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting:  JOIN HERE

Community Open Sitting– Sundays, 9:00- 10:30 AM Topic: Sunday Community Sitting Meditation- followed by Coffee and Conversation Time: 08:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting JOIN HERE

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.

**If you are new to zoom, please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the session so that we may address any issues you may have with connecting to the program.

THIS WEEK :

Thursday, April 29, 2021

6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice – Online

Saturday, May 1, 2021

10:00 AM Mindful of Race Book Study and Practice Group – Online Program

Sunday, May 2, 2021

9:00 AM Sunday Community Meditation Practice. – Online
10:30 AM Coffee and Conversation: Community Connections

Monday, May 3, 2021

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery Online

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

6:30 PM 4th Noble Truth –The Path of Shila, Samadhi, and Prajna- Video Series on Zoom

Thursday, May 6, 2021

6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice – Online

Sunday, May 9, 2021

10:00 AM Mindful of Race Book Study and Practice Group – Online Program

WEEKLY CLASSES:

Mindful of Race Book Study and Practice Group – Online Program

with Karen Monahan, Sarah Chandler, Kathy Bither

April 3rd—May 22nd

4th Noble Truth –The Path of Shila, Samadhi, and Prajna- Video Series on Zoom

with Judi Soule

April 27th—May 25th

 

OPEN COMMUNITY WEEKLY SITTING PRACTICE:

Thursday night ‘OPEN MEDITATION’- Online: Zoom- video conferencing

6:30- 7:30 PM     May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 3, 10, 17, 24

Sunday Open Meditation – Online: Zoom- video conferencing 

9:00 – 10:30 AM    May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6, 13, 20, 27

Heart of Recovery, Monday evenings 6:30-7:30 PM – Online: Zoom Video Conferencing

Karme Choling Programs:

Short-Term Summer Residency 2021 *

Bask in the magic of Summer here for one or two months (or longer!). Our affordable Short-Term summer residency includes plenty of practice, free access to programs, community and the beauty of the Karmê Chöling land!

May 1 – September 30

May 17 – June 12

ONLINE: Lojong: Training the Mind

with Shastri Donna Williams and Alex Vlasic

Short-Term Summer Residency 2021 *

Bask in the magic of Summer here for one or two months (or longer!). Our affordable Short-Term summer residency includes plenty of practice, free access to programs, community and the beauty of the Karmê Chöling land!

Shambhala Training: Drala *

May 21 – 23 with Sangyum Agness Au and Daniel Naistadt

Regenerative Gardening and Meditation

with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven and Shastri Donna Williams
This two-week regenerative gardening intensive will use Karme Choling’s organic garden, forest, meadows and streams as a classroom and playground to connect more intimately with soil and plants.

How To Lead Strategically: Discovering & Deepening with Zhuge Liang

with Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur and Peter van der Molen
Meet today’s challenges with on demand access to video teachings and materials from the popular How to Lead Strategically series. Discover and deepen in these potent teachings at your own pace. Includes LIVE sessions (recorded for those unable to attend).

Shambhala Online Courses:

Shambhala Online is delighted to offer The Heart of Warriorship (Levels 1-5) online over the next year. Each level will be taught live by an Acharya (senior teacher), giving us the opportunity to gather as a global community and practice with these amazing teachers.

Welcome to the Heart of Warriorship 

“When you don’t punish or condemn yourself, when you relax more and appreciate your body and mind, you begin to contact the fundamental notion of basic goodness in yourself. So it is extremely important to be willing to open yourself to yourself.”  

– from Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa

Shambhala Online is delighted to offer The Heart of Warriorship (Levels 1-5) online over the next year. Each level will be taught live by an Acharya (senior teacher), giving us the opportunity to gather as a global community and practice with these amazing teachers.

ABOUT:

When we truly create the time and space to dive fully into meditation practice, we are able to experience the possibilities of openness and relaxation that exist when we settle fully into the present moment. These trainings are opportunities to work directly with experienced teachers and qualified instructors, and to engage meditation practice in a deep way – discovering what occurs through extended sessions of sitting meditation, walking meditation and mindful movement exercises. In addition, each weekend offers a subtle but powerful variation on the basic meditation technique, empowering us with a full range of mindfulness-awareness practices that guide and inform our journey.

Through the contemplative experience of Shambhala Training, we can awaken our inherent dignity, kindness and confidence and open fully to our life as it is, right here and now.

What to expect:
– Daily talks by the Acharya
– Guided meditation sessions
– Lots of meditation practice
– Interactive activities
– Discussion Groups
– Opportunity to meet with a meditation instructor
– Specially produced cinematography for each weekend
– Time to gather and converse
– Additional free talks by senior teachers between each intensive
– Additional opportunities to gather virtually as a community between each course
– Opportunity to steep in meditation practice in a transformative, unique virtual environment

If you have not attended the Heart of Warriorship retreats before, this is a wonderful opportunity to participate in these amazing meditation intensives and get a taste of the potency of Shambhala training.

Shambhala Training, Level 1: The Art of Being Human

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Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Teacher: Acharya Arawana Hayashi
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.
Learn more and Register here:

Karme Choling Practice Session Offerings

Online Practice Schedule

Our online practice sessions are free of charge. If you are able, please consider making a donation, which will allow us to continue offering community-building programs such as these.

Evening Practice:

This practice takes place every evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Sitting Meditation: 5:30
Tonglen Practice: 5:50 – 6 p.m.
Protector and Closing Chants: 6:10 p.m.
Sadhana of Mahamudra: Every new moon at 5:30 p.m.
Zoom Room links will be updated periodically and sent to everyone who is registered.
Register here for the Evening Practice Zoom Room link.

Sadhana of Mahamudra:

The Karmê Chöling staff practices the Sadhana of Mahamudra every new moon at the regular evening practice session from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Zoom links will be updated periodically and sent to everyone who is registered.
The Zoom Room link for the Sadhana of Mahamudra practice is the same as the link for evening practice, which you can register for here.

Shambhala Sadhana Practice:

The Karmê Chöling staff practices the Shambhala Sadhana on the morning of the full moon. Practice is from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time.
Zoom links will be updated periodically and sent to everyone who is registered.
Register here to receive the Zoom Room link for Shambhala Sadhana.

Shambhala Online Weekly Sunday Offerings:

Shambhala Sunday Gathering – Glimpsing Enlightened Society in Genuine Conversation

Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Teachers: Shastri Janet Bronstein & Fred Meyer
Shambhala Community Conversations Facilitators will discuss their experiences of enlightened society in open group discussions, and what we are learning about offering conversation spaces that can hold divergent perspectives with gentleness and sanity.

Shambhala Sunday Gathering – Embracing Space: Resting in the Brilliance

Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Teacher: Sophie Leger
Many of us have an ambivalent relationship with space. We either long for more space (overwhelm / claustrophobia) or are threatened by it, (boredom / loneliness). Can we find space even in the midst of chaos? Join this playful exploration!

Regional Offerings:

Boston Shambhala

Friday Night Talk, Reprise: Embracing Loneliness with Karma Lӧdrӧ Gyendon

April 30th

 

New York Shambhala

Contentment In Everyday Life (Online)

with Cynthia Spencer

April 29th—May 27th

Dharma Gathering: Taking Our Posture and Tasting Our Heart

with John Rockwell

May 11th