February 18, 2021: Maine 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 

 

January 18th Council Minutes

 

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 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.

 

THIS WEEK :

Thursday, February 18, 2021

6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice – Online

Sunday, February 21, 2021

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

Monday, February 22, 2021

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery Online

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

6:30 PM Shambhala Sacred Path of the Warrior- ONLINE

Thursday, February 25, 2021

6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice – Online

Sunday, February 28, 2021

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

 

WEEKLY CLASSES:

 

Shambhala Sacred Path of the Warrior- ONLINE

with Shastri Christopher St. John

February 17th—March 24th

3rd Noble Truth — Freedom from Suffering- Video Series Online

with Judi Soule

March 23rd—April 13th

 

OPEN COMMUNITY WEEKLY SITTING PRACTICE:

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

6:30- 7:30 PM     February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25

Sunday Open Meditation – Online: Zoom- video conferencing  

9:00 – 10:30 AM    February 7, 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28

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

 

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
Maitri Bhavana: Last Monday of the month at 5:45 p.m.
Maitri Bhavana — “Say Their Names,” for those specific people of color who have died as a result of systemic oppression: All other Mondays.
Tonglen Practice: 5:50 – 6 p.m.
Protector and Closing Chants: 6:10 p.m.
White Tara: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 – 6 p.m., followed by sitting meditation.
Green Tara: Thursday from 5:30 – 6 p.m., followed by sitting meditation.
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.
Check the 2020 Moon Schedule for the next Sadhana of Mahamudra gathering.
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. 
Check our 2020 Moon Schedule for the next Shambhala Sadhana gathering.
Zoom links will be updated periodically and sent to everyone who is registered.
Register here to receive the Zoom Room link for Shambhala Sadhana.  

White Tara Practice:

Join the Karmê Chöling Staff in the healing practice of White Tara every Tuesday from 5:30 – 6 p.m., followed by our regular evening sitting session. 

Register here to join the practice and receive the Zoom Room link

 

Karme Choling Programs:

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun *

February 20 – 21 with Timothy Quigley

Boston Shambhala

Friday Night Talk: Terma and Lineage in Tibetan Buddhism

February 19th with Holly Gayley

Friday Night Talk: Embracing Loneliness 

February 26th with Karma Lӧdrӧ Gyendon

 

New York Shambhala

Dharma Gathering: What I Learned About Climate from Dolly Parton

March 2nd with Irene Woodard

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human (Online)

March 13th—March 14th with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

 

Shambhala Online Courses:

Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

Teacher: Walker Blaine
This course is a progressive exploration of the core elements of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, which is the union of warriorship and Buddhism.

Shambhala Lineage Supplication: A Short Course (OE)

Teacher: Walker Blaine
This three-part course is for individuals and groups wishing to look more deeply at the Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage, one of the most important chants in the Shambhala tradition.

The Development of Peace: An Introduction to the Basic Teachings of the Buddha

Teacher: Acharya Arawana Hayashi
This program invites us into the basics of being a dharmic person — an exploration of egolessness, impermanence, gentleness, and peace.

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

Teacher: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
This five-week recorded course introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism.
 

Shambhala Online Weekly Sunday Offerings:

Shambhala Sunday Gathering – An Introduction to Christie Cashman’s New Book: Max & Phoebe Go To Kalapa

Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Teacher: Christie Cashman

Shambhala Sunday Gathering – The Face of Wakefulness

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Teacher: Artist to the Court Greg Smith

Shambhala Sunday Gathering – Deepening Through Dialogue

Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Teacher: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

White Tara Live Practice Session – March 14

Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Teacher: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

White Tara Live Practice Session – April 11

Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Teacher: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

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