May 21, 2020: Maine Sangha News

Welcome, Maine Sangha,

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. 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.


Find the Zoom link to call on Program Registration Page.



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:

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

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.

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.



Thursday, May 21, 2020

6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice – Online

Sunday, May 24, 2020

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

Monday, May 25, 2020

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery Online

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

6:30 PM Entering the Mahayana Path- ONLINE

Thursday, May 28, 2020

6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice – Online

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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



Entering the Mahayana Path- ONLINE

with Shastri Christopher St. John & Eunice St. John

May 27th—June 24th

Book Study – The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path- ONLINE

with James Schneider & Ellen Schneider

July 8th—August 5th



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

6:30- 7:30 PM May 7, 14, 21, 28     June 4, 11, 18, 25

Sunday Open Meditation – Online: Zoom- video conferencing  

9:00 – 10:30 AM May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    June 7, 14, 21, 28


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



Weekly at 3:00 PM ET

(Click on the program title for the registration link.)

Sunday Gathering – The Shambhala Connection to Theory U

Date: Sunday, May 24, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Arawana Hayashi
Join Acharya Arawnana Hayashi for live practice and hear her speak about the long-standing connection between Shambhala and the principles of Theory U.
Pre-registration is required.

Sunday Gathering – The Truth of Impermanence

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Suzann Duquette
The Truth of Impermanence: Acharya Suzann Duquette will talk about impermanence and lead discussion and reflection on how we can tune into this potent truth even more deeply during this cataclysmic time.
Pre-registration is required.


Online Practice Events at Karme Choling

April 6 – June 30 Join the Karme Choling staff for practice sessions online. These free practice sessions include: White Tara, Sadhana of Mahamudra, Shambhala Sadhana and more.

May 23

5-Week Online Shambhala Ritual Academy Series: Lineage as the Heart of Ritual *

June 13 – July 18  with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette, Walker Blaine, Timothy Quigley and Andrea Doukas

This 5-week series is available for all those who attend the online Shambhala Ritual Academy presentation, Empowering Lineage and Ritual in Our Household, May 23.

LIVESTREAM: Finding Bravery in Times of Confusion – Heart of Warriorship Levels 1 – 3 *

June 26 – July 2  with Shastri Bill Brauer
LIVESTREAM: The first three of five levels of the Heart of Warriorship training – a seminal path of ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings rooted in the Shambhala tradition & created for the challenges of our modern, everyday lives.
Programs may be taken separately.


Groundless Courage: Teaching on Death, Dying and the Bardos (Online)

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

May 22nd—May 24th

Practicing in the Dark Age—An Online Conversation

with Acharya Richard John

May 30th

Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part III

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 1st—June 15th



New Class start soon:

Course 1/ Spring 2020
The First Noble Truth: Meeting Suffering with Maitri 
Teachers: Acharya Susan Chapman and Acharya Fleet Maull 

This course offers an exploration of the nature of suffering from the perspective of the Four Marks of Existence–Impermanence (anicca), Suffering (dukkha), Selflessness (anatta) and Nirvana/Peace (nibbana)–and how we can meet suffering with maitri (unconditional friendliness).  The acharyas will also guide students in the exploration and practice of Mindfulness of Body, the first of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. 

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