Maine Shambhala Happenings: May 16, 2019

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Classes and weekend retreats 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.

SAVE THE DATES & JOIN US:

Current Classes:

 

 

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

Thursday, May 16, 2019

6:00 PM Deepening in Compassion – in Portland
6:30 PM Thursday night OPEN MEDITATION in Brunswick

Friday, May 17, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

9:00 AM Preparing for Bodhisattva Vow in Brunswick
9:00 AM Preparing for Refuge Vows- in Brunswick

Sunday, May 19, 2019

9:00 AM Sunday OPEN MEDITATION. in Brunswick
10:00 AM Sunday OPEN MEDITATION. in Portland
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in Rockland
1:30 PM People of Color Meditation Group- in Portland

Monday, May 20, 2019

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland @ HopeGateway
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery in Brunswick

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

6:30 PM Deepening Compassion: A Year of Mahayana Studies in Brunswick
6:30 PM Race and Privilege Book Study – in Portland

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

6:00 PM Wednesday Night OPEN MEDITATION in Portland

Thursday, May 23, 2019

6:30 PM Thursday night OPEN MEDITATION in Brunswick

Friday, May 24, 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

9:00 AM Sunday OPEN MEDITATION. in Brunswick
10:00 AM Sunday OPEN MEDITATION. in Portland
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in Rockland
1:30 PM People of Color Meditation Group- in Portland

Upcoming Dates to Save:

 

 

2019 SPRING SCHEDULE

(Please see the website for all details.  )

Click on any of the program titles to go to the page to register.

 

COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

May 20- 6-8:00PM: Governing Council meeting in Portland

Agenda:

6:00-6:10 Sitting
 
6:10-6:15- Call meeting to order and attendance
 
6:15- 6:45- Portland lease discussion: requires decision/vote
 
6:45-7:15 [presuming Woodford lease renewed] Discussion on Portland Coordinator vacant position
 
7:15-7:45 Discussion on governing and running BPSC: 
            a)What are priorities and needs?  
            b) Is it time to choose a new Interim Director? Are there nominations circulating that should be discussed?  What about Co-Directors (Director “Team” like other Council seats)
            c) Group to work on “local bylaws”
 
7:45-8:00- Next Council mtg date, determine priority agenda items to discussion
 
8:00pm-    Adjourn

Please find minutes to the most recent governing council meetings @ our Brunswick/Portland Community Room on the Shambhala Network:

https://shambhalanetwork.org/groups/center-349-all/forum/

WEEKLY CLASSES: (*New Listings)

Deepening in Compassion – in Portland

March 21st—May 16th

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us

Deepening Compassion: A Year of Mahayana Studies in Brunswick

April 16th—May 28th

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us

 

WEEKEND RETREATS:

Preparing for Bodhisattva Vow in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John

May 18th

Preparing for Refuge Vows- in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John

May 18th

Bodhisattva Vows- in Brunswick

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 21st—June 23rd

Refuge Vows in Brunswick

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 21st—June 23rd

 

OPEN WEEKLY SITTING PRACTICE

Wednesday OPEN MEDITATION in Portland

  May 1, 8,15, 22, 29 June 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursday night ‘OPEN MEDITATION’ in Brunswick 

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6, 13, 20, 27 

Sunday OPEN MEDITATION. in Brunswick 

May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Sunday OPEN MEDITATION in Portland

May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

 

WEEKLY MEETINGS:

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

Heart of Recovery , Monday evenings 6:30-7:30 PM at Brunswick Center

People of Color Meditation Group- in Portland 1:30- 3:00pm at Portland Center

 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:  

Khenpo Jigme at Vajra Vidya Portland

The Path of Compassion
A public talk
Friday, May 17, 2019, 6:30 pm

The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas
A five-day program  
Saturday, May 18–Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas is a collection of verses by the 14th-century master Gyelse Togme Zangpo that describe how to bring one’s actions, emotions, and thoughts onto the path of compassion. In addition to explaining this classic text, Khenpo Jigme will instruct and lead the practice of Chenrezik, the embodiment of the enlightened compassion of all the buddhas.

Khenpo Jigme was born in Bhutan and became a Tibetan Buddhist monk in his youth. After completing monastic college, he entered an extended retreat at Namo Buddha in Nepal. The renowned meditation master and scholar Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche appointed him khenpo (professor/preceptor) of Vajra Vidya Institute in India, and later retreat master of Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Colorado. With warmth and clarity, Khenpo Jigme teaches  Buddhist philosophy and practice in Asia and North America. He regularly visits Vajra Vidya Portland.  

 

Karme Choling:

Learn the Art of Japanese Archery: Kyudo First Shot

June 28 – 30 with Lucy Halverson

Summer Arts Half Dathun: A Month of Meditation

June 28 – July 13 with Lance Brunner
 

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